Tools for shining light on dark money (Sponsored by Knight Foundation)

  • Event: 2017 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Lee Fang of The Intercept; Andrew Perez of MapLight; David Sirota of International Business Times
  • Date/Time: Friday, Jun. 23 at 9:00am
  • Location: Grand Canyon 11-13
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

"Dark money" groups spent millions late last year to help swing the presidential election. Untraceable donations have underwritten state legislative and judicial elections, and have financed opposition to consumer protection rules. Come learn ways to track what interests are influencing the political climate in Washington and in your neighborhood.

Speaker Bios

  • Lee Fang is a reporter for The Intercept covering politics, along with the intersection of interest groups and public policy. @LHFang 

  • Andrew Perez is a political reporter at MapLight, covering money's influence on politics. @andrewperezdc

  • David Sirota is International Business Times' senior editor for investigations. He lives in Denver and covers the intersection of money, politics and finance. In 2014, he was the winner of a SABEW "Best In Business" award, and was the winner of the Izzy Award for Journalism from Ithaca College's Park Center for Independent Media. He was also a finalist for the Gerald R. Loeb Award and Syracuse University's Mirror Award. @davidsirota

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