Yesterday, I spent the morning thinking about campaign finance at an open door meeting of experts.
Note: I am not an expert, and rolling into this meeting was one of the more nerve-wracking experiences of my recent life. I slid in the door and prayed no one asked me any questions about what I do for a living for I was feeling slightly inadequate in this room of professionals. (I do love how my husband pointed out to me over lunch at Pershing Park that I do have a noble profession. Most days, I feel like teacher-approval ratings are marginally higher than those of Congress)
It was GOOD to be out of the classroom, to think about this topic among experts... including Ellen Miller, the founder of the Sunlight Foundation and the Center for Responsive Politics (@EllnMllr on Twitter)... Senator Jon Tester of Montana (@jontester on Twitter)... Tom Hamburger, investigative reporter on money and politics from WaPo (@thamburger on Twitter)... Robert Maguire, a political nonprofit investigator from the Center for Responsive Politics (@RobertMaguire_ on Twitter)... and Emily Peterson-Cassin, project coordinator for the Bright Lines Project... and many, many others.
Photo via Flickr/Ted Eytan