(Frankfort, KY, 1 October 2017) Money in Politics: Our Republic in Crisis is the subject of a public forum to be hosted by Together Frankfort and the New Kentucky Project at the Kentucky History Center on October 19 at 6:30 pm. Other sponsors include the Kentucky League of Women Voters and the American Association of University Women-Kentucky.

A panel of speakers will discuss corporate influence on American democracy from perspectives of both the left and the right. Participants include:

•Krystal Ball, author, founder of the People’s House Project, and former co-host of MSNBC talk show The Cycle;
•Adam Edelen, former state auditor and co-founder of the New Kentucky Project;
•Dr. Donald A. Gross, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Kentucky who, for over twenty years, focused his research on campaign finance reform; and
•John Pudner, executive director of the conservative organization, Take Back Our Republic.

Laura Cullen Glasscock, editor and publisher of The Kentucky Gazette and assistant professor of journalism at Kentucky State University, will moderate the evening’s discussion.

A reception will follow the discussion. There is no charge for the event but donations are welcomed.

Together Frankfort is a non-partisan, volunteer group seeking to increase civic engagement. New Kentucky Project, co-founded by former state auditor Adam Edelen and Kentucky Sports Radio host Matt Jones, seeks to move Kentucky forward and modernize our state through identifying and promoting new ideas and new leaders.
For more information about this event, contact Mary Lynn Collins, phone 502-319-5509; e-mail marylynn41@hotmail.com or Erik Jarboe, phone 502-545-3098, e-mail erik@newkentuckyproject.com, or on the web at www.togetherfrankfort.org/fall-forum.html.

Website: http://www.togetherfrankfort.org