Federalist Society Meeting
PLF Attorney Ethan Blevins will speak to the Federalist Society in Olympia about an ongoing PLF case, Elster v. City of Seattle.
Representing Seattle residents and property owners, PLF sued to overturn Seattle’s ordinance mandating public campaign financing. Under the city’s “democracy voucher” program, each Seattle resident receives four $25 vouchers to support eligible candidates for local political office. The money to fund the voucher program is taken from the city’s property owners via a dedicated levy. The lawsuit argues that these compelled subsidies violate the First Amendment right to refrain from speaking – or funding the speech of another person.
This event will run from 5:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.