The public is invited to a panel discussion on money and politics and its impact on our democracy featuring former members of the U.S. House of Representatives Dennis Eckart and Steven LaTourette with Greg Coleridge, Ohio Move To Amend.
Dennis Eckart is a lawyer, politician and member of the Democratic Party who represented Ohio's 11th Congressional District from 1983 to 1993, and Ohio's 22nd Congressional District from 1981 to 1983. Mr. Eckart now heads North Shore Associates.
Steven LaTourette is a lawyer, politician and member of the Republican Party who served as the U.S. Representative for Ohio's 19th Congressional District and then Ohio's 14th Congressional District from 1995 to 2013. Mr. LaTourette now heads Main Street Partnership.
Greg Coleridge directs the American Friends Service Committee's work for economic and political justice in Northeast Ohio and coordinates Move To Amend Ohio.
Questions and discussion will follow the presentation. An explanation of the “Democracy Day” issue that will be on the Mentor ballot this November and how it will affect the citizens of Mentor will be presented along with upcoming Mentor Move To Amend events.