Please join the League of Women Voters of the Charleston Area for the screening of an award-winning documentary about money and politics. The film Pricele$$ will be shown Sunday, January 12, 2014, 5-7 p.m., at the Cinebarre, 963 Houston Northcutt Blvd., Mount Pleasant. "Pricele$$" is an award winning documentary on the influence of lobbyists and special interest money on our national government. It comes to us from the Brennan Center for Justice.
A discussion on money and ethics in South Carolina government will follow, led by Jay Bender. Jay is a leader in the fight for freedom of information in South Carolina and is well known nationally for his work in media law. He is a widely published author and a professor at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of South Carolina. He is the attorney for the South Carolina Press Association and for the Charleston Post & Courier.
Achieving freedom of information -- transparency in government -- is a key part of the League's work on ethics reform to clean up state government. The Center for Public Integrity recently rated South Carolina last in its study on Freedom of Information.
Priceless offers hope that ordinary citizens can speak up and insist on ending financial political corruption. In South Carolina, history-making legislation tightening political corruption laws is expected to come before the General Assembly soon after it reconvenes January 14.