Campaign Legal Conversations
Democracy is at its strongest when diverse voices collaborate. Campaign Legal Conversations brings togethers experts, change-makers and authors to exchange ideas, foster mutual understanding and find common ground.
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All Upcoming Events

Feb 29

A Real Right to Vote: A Conversation with Rick Hasen

In discussion with Campaign Legal Center President Trevor Potter, Professor Hasen will describe his vision for the freedoms an amendment on voting rights would protect, its potential impact on our democracy, and why he believes it’s possible to pass such an amendment, despite a challenging political climate.

Thursday, February 29th, 2024

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm ET • Virtual

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Feb 02 Past Event

Strengthening Democracy in Local Government Through Public Financing

Campaign Legal Center hosted a conversation with both activists and leaders who have helped to implement public financing programs as well as political candidates who have benefited from them.

Friday, February 2nd, 2024

01:00 pm - 02:00 pm • Virtual

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Jan 26 Past Event

Defending Nonpartisan Civic Engagement Groups

On January 26, 2024, at 11 a.m. EST, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) hosted the virtual event “Defending Nonpartisan Civic Engagement Groups.” The panel discussed the importance of defending nonpartisan civic engagement groups against unwarranted and unconstitutional attacks and why the work of these civic-minded Americans is so important to our democracy.

Friday, January 26th, 2024

11:00 am - 12:00 pm • Virtual

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Dec 05 Past Event

I Never Thought of It That Way: A Conversation with Mónica Guzmán

Campaign Legal Center President and Founder Trevor Potter discussed how to bridge tough conversations with author Mónica Guzmán on her book "I Never Thought of It That Way: How to Have Fearlessly Curious Conversations in Dangerously Divided Times."

Tuesday, December 5th, 2023

12:00 pm - 01:00 pm • Virtual

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Nov 14 Past Event

The Role of Media in Building Trust in the Democratic Process

On Nov. 14 from 2-3 p.m. ET, Campaign Legal Center (CLC) hosted the Campaign Legal Conversations event, “The Role of Media in Building Trust in the Democratic Process”

Tuesday, November 14th, 2023

02:00 pm - 03:00 pm • Virtual

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Nov 02 Past Event

Artificial Intelligence and Potential Threats to US Elections

If left unchecked, the use of artificial intelligence to deceive voters could make it more difficult, or even impossible, for voters to evaluate the election ads that they see and hear.

Thursday, November 2nd, 2023

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm • Virtual

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Oct 03 Past Event

How Congress Benefits from Outside Ethics Review

Without accountability, trust deteriorates, and corruption, or at least the appearance of it, is allowed to flourish while the public is left in the dark. 

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023

01:00 pm - 02:00 pm • Virtual

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Sep 28 Past Event

Democracy In America

The Washington Post Live kickoff event, “Democracy in America,” will bring together celebrated experts to delve into threats facing our democracy and efforts to strengthen democracy’s guardrails.  

Thursday, September 28th, 2023

11:00 am - 12:00 pm • Virtual

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Jul 28 Past Event

10 Years Since Shelby County

In the decade following the landmark Shelby County decision, a series of anti-democratic decisions have been made that threaten the freedom to vote for many. Continued action in the face of these decisions, however, suggest a way forward.

Friday, July 28th, 2023

03:00 pm - 04:00 pm • Virtual

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Jul 27 Past Event

Examining the Case of Supreme Court vs Ethics

Voters have a right to know whether the justices of the Supreme Court are behaving ethically. Join our experts as they explore how the Supreme Court can improve amid a year of ethics scandals.

Thursday, July 27th, 2023

11:00 am - 12:00 pm • Virtual

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Jul 18 Past Event

Soft Money's Increased Role in the 2024 Election

Despite federal laws directly prohibiting soft money, candidates continue to look for way to inject massive amounts of soft money into their campaigns, which opens the floodgates for outside spending.

Tuesday, July 18th, 2023

01:00 pm - 02:00 pm • Virtual

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