NVRI: National Voting Rights Institute

NVRI E-News: January 5, 2006


Friends,

Three things today...
  1. Vast Majority of Americans Want Spending Limits
  2. Demos Book Event on Inequality in America: Friday, January 6 in Boston
  3. The Biggest Congressional Scandal in History?
Vast Majority of Americans Want Spending Limits
Today we are releasing the results of a powerful survey we commissioned in December. The survey tells us that a whopping 87% of Americans support mandatory campaign spending limits, of the type that Vermont passed in 1997, and which the Supreme Court is hearing at the end of February. The poll goes on to describe Americans belief that such laws would enhance the fairness and integrity of American elections. Read the press release here, and see the data results here. (Thanks to Demos for posting this information.)

Demos Book Event on Inequality in America: Friday, January 6 in Boston
As you know, we are continuing to increase our relationship with the New York-based organization Demos. On Friday in Boston, Demos is hosting a book reception for their powerful new book, "Inequality Matters: The Growing Economic Divide in American and its Poisonous Consequences." Join authors from the book, including Meizhu Lui, James Lardner, Betsy Leondar-Wright and others at the Christian Science Center from 4:30 to 6:30. Click here for the details. (If you're in another city and would like to meet the authors of this book, let us know, and we'll tell you where else they will be appearing.)

The Biggest Congressional Scandal in History?
That's what some are calling the Abramoff matters. I called him the Gordon Gecko of lobbyists in an appearance this morning on New England News Network. You can see it here.

Thanks for your great support.

Best,
Stu

Stuart Comstock-Gay
Executive Director
National Voting Rights Institute
www.nvri.org