Jan 24, 2019 - Uncategorized    No Comments

Saratoga LOWV program offers hope for democracy

It feels like democracy is in crisis. What can we do about it?

Learn what’s possible regarding ethics and the rule of law on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the first of a three-part “Making Democracy Work” program sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Saratoga County.

Martha Kinsella, an attorney with the Brennan Center for Justice, will review the reform proposals contained in its National Task Force on the Rule of Law and Democracy. As the league explains, the report “lays out a vision for strengthening government ethics and the rule of law” and “includes common-sense proposals that would require presidents to adhere to long-standing transparency and ethics rules, create a stronger enforcement mechanism for ethical breaches in the executive branch, and increase transparency and accountability in White House communications with law enforcement agencies.”

The free program will be from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 29 at the Gannett Auditorium, Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Kinsella is counsel in the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice, a nonpartisan law and policy institute that, according to its website, “works to reform, revitalize – and when necessary, defend – our country’s systems of democracy and justice.”

Prior to joining the Brennan Center, Kinsella was a trial attorney at the National Labor Relations Board, conducting enforcement litigation. Previously, she was a policy advisor at the agency. During her tenure at the National Labor Relations Board, she served as grievance chair of her union and received two agency awards for her pro bono work.

Learn more at www.lwvsaratoga.org.

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