League of Women Voters Campaign Financing Program Set For Tuesday, Jan. 26

FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — The League of Women Voters of Freeport is hosting a 6:30 p.m., January 26, Zoom program, “The Current State of American Campaign Financing,” presented by Beloit College student Farah Tolu-Honary. Ms. Tolu-Honary will discuss the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, a 5-4 ruling that corporations and other groups can spend unlimited money on elections.

The League of Women Voters Statement of Position on Campaign Finance is “that the methods of financing political campaigns should ensure the public’s right to know, combat corruption and undue influence, enable candidates to compete more equitably for public office and allow maximum citizen participation in the political process.”

Farah Tolu-Honary is a full-time student at Beloit College who is studying political science and international relations. She writes for The Voice of Freeport and is an alumna of Freeport High School Class of 2020.

All voters and interested members of the public are invited to attend the League presentation through Zoom.  For additional information about the League or to request a Zoom link for the program, telephone League Executive Board Member Sharon Koch at 815-275-2398 or email her at sharona68@hotmail.com.

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