Money and Politics: League of Women Voters to Host Forum

What is the Effect of Money on the Political Process and on Election Campaigns - - for Good or Ill?

An announcement from the Rye, Rye Brook and Port Chester League of Women Voters.

The League of Women Voters will host a forum on money and politics on Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Rye Middle School multi-purpose room at 3 Parsons Street, Rye. 

Our Featured Panelists

  • ·       Jeffrey Binder – An attorney, lobbyist and political consultant.  Jeff is a political strategist and advisor to numerous elected officials, candidates and political organizations.
  • ·       George Latimer – Elected in November as New York State Senator, representing the 37th District.  George previously served as State Assemblyman in the 91st Assembly District representing the Sound Shore communities.

 ·       Laurence Laufer – An attorney and former general counsel to New York City’s Campaign Finance Board.  Laurence advises political candidates, PACs and officials on political activities including guidance on campaign finance. 

  • ·       Bill O’Reilly – Republican political campaign media and communications strategist.  Bill was campaign spokesman for Bob Cohen’s State Senate campaign versus George Latimer.
tedc January 24, 2013 at 09:31 PM
Sure glad there are no WOMEN speakers. Atta boy, boys!
Charmian Neary January 25, 2013 at 08:21 AM
The MLB network is running A League of Their Own on Monday night - the story of those few golden years during WWII when women had the spotlight playing professional baseball, before the male players came back home and relegated women to the sidelines. I'm reminded of this when I see the League of Women Voters sponsoring a forum on money and politics for which they've managed to assemble a panel of four men - and no women. Although the League voted to admit men in 1974, it was founded to advocate for women's suffrage, it is still primarily a women's organization, and pro-women goals such as ensuring support for Roe v Wade remain high on it's agenda. I don't know how our local chapter missed this message and scheduled a panel of experts who are exclusively men. I'd be interested in knowing how many women were asked to speak who declined. Before the predictable griping about PC and quotas commences from the troglodyte wing I want to ask a question which offers an analogy. Would the NAACP organize a panel of exclusively white speakers to talk about issues of importance to it's 90%+ black membership, regardless of whether or not whites can be members?
Stuy Guy February 04, 2013 at 05:40 AM
Let me see if I got this panel straight. Last year, Jeff Binder, on behalf of Diane DiDonato Roth, bashed the daylights out of Bob Cohen. Bill O'Reilly was the spokesperson for Bob Cohen, who bashd DiDonato Roth, and absolutely brutalized George Latimer day after day. And Latimer is going to sit there on the panel and make nice with these two? And there's no women? Great job League.


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