Money in politics to be focus of discussion on April 22

The Trouble With Money in Politics will be the topic of a panel discussion to be presented by the Leagues of Women Voters of Wilton and Westport on Wednesday, April 22, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Westport Town Hall. The public is encouraged to attend this free community event and learn about this timely topic.
The panelists will be:

  • Jeff Clements, author of Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy from Big Money & Global Corporations;

  • John McKinney, former Republican Connecticut state senator;

  • Cheri Quickmire, executive director of Common Cause of Connecticut.

Allison Rivard, vice president of public issues for the League of Women Voters of Connecticut, will present the state league’s advocacy on campaign finance reform.
Clements is co-founder and chair of the board of Free Speech for People, a national non-partisan campaign to defend equal voting rights and representation of all Americans, regardless of economic status by overturning Citizens United v. FEC and ending the money domination of our elections and politics.
McKinney represented the 28th district from 1999 to 2015 and served as the minority leader in the Connecticut Senate.
Prior to Common Cause, Quickmire, served as the executive director of One Connecticut, a statewide coalition of 100 organizations working to reform the state tax structure to one that is stable and equitable.
The Wilton League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization of women and men that promotes informed and active participation in government and community. The LWV neither supports nor opposes any political party or candidate.
For information about the April 22 panel discussion, email Becky Ruthven at