Getting Money Out of Politics

Interviewed by Ellen Spears and Winnett Hagens

Vol. 20, No. 3, 1998 pp. 16-20

Veteran activsts in Alabama, North Carolina, and Louisiana who have been involved in local and state campaigns speak out about efforts to remove the corrupting influence of money in politics.

Gwen Patton ran for the U.S. Senate in 1992 as an independent and is now the archivist for Institutional Records and Special Collections of Montgomery's Pioneer Voting Rights Activists located at Trenholm State Technical College in Montgomery, Alabama.

Pete MacDowell is executive director of Democracy south in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Stephanie Anthony, an organizer and mother of four children, is the founder and executive director of the Louisiana Democracy Project in Baton Rouge. She ran for city council in 1992.