In March our Civil Liberties Committee met with renewed interest in the United v. Federal Election Commission because of our growing perception of the political ramifications of that decision on our elections and the growing power of corporations. We were able to make contact with the Concord- Amherst, Massachusetts League who had studied the court decision for several years and who graciously sent us copies of background material with a power point presentation that they had used and were sharing with other leagues. This certainly would make our work easier. At our April meeting we divided up the questions for study and the bibliographic sources that Susan Fields had previously recommended. We hope to be ready with our own public event in the fall.
Civil Liberties Chair