On Wednesday, June 20, Roosevelt Institute Senior Fellow Mark Schmitt will join the Center for Responsive Politics for its event "Shadow Money: Stealth, Wealth and Political Nonprofits." The conference will be held at the National Press Club and will focus on the growing role of politically active non-profit organizations in elections. Panelists will discuss a range of topics, including nonprofit tax law, the groups' political activity vs. their social welfare mandates, the types of political advertising being sponsored by these groups and arguments for and against disclosure of donors. Other speakers at the conference will include Marcus Owens of Caplin & Drysdale, David Keating of the Center for Competitive Politics, Paul Ryan of the Campaign Legal Center, Ken Doyle of Bloomberg BNA, and the New Yorker's Jane Mayer. The keynote speaker will be Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), the sponsor of the DISCLOSE Act, which would tighten restrictions on corporate campaign spending and increase disclosure requirements for groups engaging in political spending.
Where: National Press Club
When: Wednesday, June 20, 11 a.m.