To help brief the charter commission and the public about the Clean Elections policy options, we are joining with Maine Citizens for Clean Elections to hold a webinar featuring national experts and administrators from the states and cities that currently use Clean Elections.
Since 1992, Nick Nyhart has worked at the local, state and federal level with reform leaders, grassroots activists, policy experts, campaign finance administrators, and elected officials to design, win, implement, and analyze systems of public financing based on small donations.
Conversation on Health Care & Democracy
Perhaps no single topic has proven more difficult to address at the state and national level than health care. Few issues have such a direct impact on millions of families and individuals. And at 18% of our national GDP, no other issue presents comparable financial stakes. As a result, health care industry forces have an abiding presence in government at all levels, and participate in campaign funding for races in Maine and across the country.
Are wealthy and powerful corporations and organizations able to bend health care policy to favor their interests? Is public policy in this vital area subject to the popular will, or do lobbyists, contributors, and other powerful forces stand between the people and the solutions they desire?
Join this discussion with leading professionals in the field to discuss Power, Health Care, and Democracy. Former State Representative John Brautigam will moderate an impressive guest panel:
- Hon. Geoff Gratwick – Physician and former Senate Chair of the Health and Human Services Committee
- Dr. Phil Caper – Physician and board member of Maine Allcare
- Kate Sykes – Former investigative reporter and universal health care advocate