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A national coalition of voting rights, money-in-politics, and campaign finance reform groups have announced two more Democracy Town Hall series Presidential candidate events for Oct. 27 and Nov. 2.
Former Massachusetts Governor William Weld speaks at a Democracy Town Hall series event in Nashua on Sunday, October 27. The nonpartisan event begins at 1 pm at the Courtyard by Marriott Nashua, 2200 Southwood Drive. Weld is one of three Republican challengers to President Donald Trump, serving as governor in Massachusetts from 1991-1997, and was the Libertarian candidate for vice president in 2016.
On November 2 at 2 pm, best-selling author, activist and candidate Marianne Williamson is featured in Rochester, at the Castle on Charles event center. Williamson has written 13 books, four of them topping the New York Times best seller list. She has also founded two nonprofit organizations.
Both events are free and open to the public, though pre-registration is required at OpenDemocracyAction.org.
The nonpartisan Democracy Town Hall series is hosted by New Hampshire campaign finance reform group Open Democracy Action, and Equal Citizens, founded by Harvard professor and money-in-politics author Lawrence Lessig. Candidates address voting rights, gerrymandering and fair voting districts, the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision and the proposed 28th amendment to neutralize it, ranked choice voting and other electoral reforms, dark money and disclosure reforms, and other Democracy-related issues.