Roundtable: Campaign Reform

The Georgetown College Democrats held their first roundtable of the semester, discussing issues related to campaign and elections, such as campaign finance reforms, gerrymandering and voter ID legislation. Over pizza and ginger ale, student from College Democrats, along with some unaffiliated students debated the issues, getting to specifics like the legality and ethicality of the Citizen’s United decision and the applicability of the First Amendment to money.

Like most political scientist and politicians, the students realized that there was no clear answer to the question; and no clear brightline for when money-driven political speech moves into egregious campaign spending. However, the event showcased many diverse viewpoints and left its attendees with some thought-provoking questions.