On Tuesday, October 25, Blue Southerner Editor-in-Chief Johnny Norris will moderate a panel discussion on the impact of dark money on politics in general and Alabama politics in particular. The event, hosted by the Forward Alabama and the Over the Mountain Democrats, will take place between 6:30 and 8:00 p.m. at the Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest, located at 1221 Montgomery Highway, Vestavia Hills AL 35216. The panel will include journalists John Archibald and Kyle Whitmire of Alabama Media Group’s AL.com as well as activist Judith Taylor of Move to Amend.
This is from the OTM Democrats’ Facebook page:
Join OTM DEMs for a panel discussion on “Dark Money in Politics” at the Vestavia Hills Library ‘in the Forest Oct. 25th.
Super PACS, the Koch Brothers, ALEC – they’re all busy right here in Alabama and they represent special interests, not you. Come learn more from and find out what we can do to fight back.
Moderated by JOHNNY NORRIS, attorney and progressive blogger;
JOHN ARCHIBALD, columnist/reporter for the Birmingham News/al.com;
KYLE WHITMIRE, political commentator/blogger for the Birmingham News/al.com;
JUDITH TAYLOR, Move to Amend- Tuscaloosa, part of a coalition of hundreds of organizations and hundreds of thousands of individuals committed to social and economic justice, ending corporate rule, and building a vibrant democracy that is genuinely accountable to the people, not corporate interests.
This is the fourth program in our series “ISSUES 2017: A Primer for Alabama’s Next Legislative Session”. Future programs include the Medicaid Crisis on 11/22 and Prison Reform on 1/17/17.
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I look forward to moderating what promises to be an interesting discussion of dark money and how it impacts (and hinders) the liberal/progressive agenda in America and in Alabama. I am honored that Forward Alabama and the OTM Democrats selected me to moderate the program. I encourage everyone who is interested in this vital issue to attend.