Keynote Address at Conference Board's Symposium on Corporate Political Spending

Oct 21, 2011

YESTERDAY, CAMPAIGN LEGAL CENTER PRESIDENT TREVOR POTTER DELIVERED THE KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT THE “SYMPOSIUM ON CORPORATE POLITICAL SPENDING” HOSTED BY THE CONFERENCE BOARD IN NEW YORK. POTTER OFFERED THE AUDIENCE A CENTURY’S WORTH OF HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE, AND DECADES OF HIS OWN EXPERIENCE IN THE FIELD​

I am most grateful to the Conference Board and the Committee for the invitation to speak today.  I was asked to put the subject of the Committee’s report – corporate political spending – in a broader context.  As it happens, that is easy for me to do because I returned yesterday from China, where I had been invited by the Carter Center to speak to officials of the Chinese Communist Party about political transparency, and to discuss practices of openness and disclosure in the U.S. system.

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