Baruch College Panel to Examine Impact of Small Donor Matching Funds on NYC Elections

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Does campaign finance regulation increase citizen participation in elections? Would comprehensive campaign finance reform make our democracy … more democratic? Baruch College’s School of Public Affairs hosts a panel discussion on Tuesday, Sept. 28 to consider the effect of regulation on individual donors and voters. As part of the event, new research on the impact of public matching funds on the role of small donors in the 2009 New York City elections will be presented.

WHAT:   Small Donors, Big Democracy: The Impact of Campaign Finance Regulation on Citizen Participation             

WHEN:   Tuesday, Sept. 28, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Baruch College, Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue, between 24th and 25th streets, Room 14-220

WHO:   Panelists and moderator:

  • Amy M. Loprest, Executive Director, NYC Campaign Finance Board

  • Michael J. Malbin, Executive Director, Campaign Finance Institute; Professor, SUNY Albany

  • Susan M. Liss, Director, Democracy Program, Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law

  • Moderator: David Birdsell, Dean, Baruch College School of Public Affairs


CONTACT:    Jennifer Pauly, 646-660-6129; Jennifer.pauly@baruch.cuny.edu