For Immediate Release

Contact: 

Dave Levinthal, 202-354-0111
dlevinthal@crp.org

Center for Responsive Politics

Live Web Chat to Explore Ramifications of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission

WASHINGTON - The Center for Responsive Politics
will host a live Web chat at noon Thursday, September
3, exploring the U.S. Supreme Court case Citizens
United v. Federal Election Commission, which
could significantly change federal election
law.

The chat will take
place on the Center's website, OpenSecrets.org. The
public, press and bloggers are invited to participate and pose
questions to the Center's panel of experts and reporters.
On Thursday, view the chat at
this link
.

Center Executive
Director Sheila Krumholz, Communications Director Dave Levinthal and
Capital Eye
reporters Lindsay Renick Mayer and Michael Beckel will participate
on the chat panel. They will be joined by Paul S.
Ryan
, an attorney with the Campaign
Legal Center
.

Citizens
United v. Federal Election Commission will in part
explore whether to legalize independent political
expenditures by corporations and unions. Read the
Center's recent Capital Eye coverage of the case
below:

The Center for
Responsive Politics
 is the nation's premier research group
tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on federal
elections and public policy. Nonpartisan, independent and nonprofit,
the organization aims to create a more educated voter, an involved
citizenry and a more responsive government.

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