March 29 Event: The Benefits of Public Financing

The Brennan Center for Justice


“The Benefits of Public Financing in New York State”

Thursday, March 29, 2012
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law
161 Avenue of the Americas, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10013

On March 29th, 2012, the Brennan Center kicks off a panel series examining the future of public financing for political campaigns. At this first event, leaders from New York’s legal, business, academic, and civil rights communities will explore the “Benefits of Public Financing in New York State.”

Panelists include:

  • Michael Malbin, Executive Director of the Campaign Finance Institute and political science professor at SUNY-Albany, who will speak about New YorkCity’s successful public financing program and the potential benefits for New York State.
  • Michael J. Petro, Vice President of the non-profit, non-partisan, business-led public policy organization, Committee for Economic Development, will also speak on how public financing will benefit our economy by improving public policy and discouraging wasteful rent-seeking by businesses.
  • Dr. Hazel N. Dukes, President of the NAACP New York State Conference and member of the NAACP National Board of Directors, will discuss the ways in which public campaign financing can support a broader civil rights agenda.

Space is limited. Please RSVP to Jonathan Backer at or 646-292-8371.

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