This evening Congressman John Larson and Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty will host a forum on election reform at the Farmington Library between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Larson is chairman of the Task Force on Election Reform, which reintroduced legislation in 2013 aimed at limiting the influence of wealthy donors on the electoral process.
Four members of the task force reintroduced the Empowering Citizens Act, the Grassroots Democracy Act and the Fair Elections Now Act.
Esty and Larson will be joined by Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, Nick Nyhart, president of the pro-campaign reform non-profit Public Campaign and Karen Hobert Flynn, senior vice president at Common Cause, a nonprofit organization working for accountable government.
“Currently, corporations and special interests have the ability to spend unlimited amounts of money without disclosure to try and influence our government,” a press release from Larson says.
The speakers will discuss the issues surrounding the election reform and explain what actions Congress has taken.
The public is welcome to join the forum and ask questions.