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Getting Foreign Funds Out of America's Elections

  • 485 Russell Senate Office Building (map)

**Congressional staff are welcome to attend as walk-ins.**

12:30 – Check-in/Lunch
1:00 – Briefing starts

In the months leading up to Election Day in 2016, a hostile foreign power attacked the United States with a multifaceted campaign designed to influence the election. Among other things, this election interference included covert Russian spending on online political ads designed to sway public opinion. The Brennan Center released a report that offers a comprehensive set of reforms that answers these calls to strengthen America’s defenses against foreign powers spending on political messages.

This briefing will examine the first comprehensive package of campaign finance reforms to address the threat of foreign spending in American elections. Panelist will outline a roadmap that Congress, states and the social media companies can follow to proactively protect the integrity of our democracy from political spending.

Young Mie Kim, Ph.D.

Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication; Faculty Affiliate of the Department of Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Ann Ravel@annmravel
Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley School of LawFormer Commissioner of the Federal Election Commission (FEC)

Tamari Ramishvili
Program Assistant, Alliance for Securing Democracy, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Laura Rosenberger@rosenbergerlm
Senior Fellow and Director of the Alliance for Securing Democracy, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Ian Vandewalker@ianvandewalker
Senior Counsel, Democracy Program, Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Anthony Thomas-Davis at davisa@brennan.law.nyu.edu