Visit from US Senator Tom Udall

Boyd Law Building, Room 235
Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

The PPC is proud to co-sponsor this talk by US Senator Tom Udall (New Mexico). The event will be held at Boyd Law Building, Room 235 at 5:00pm on October 1.

Public Policy Center Director Pete Damiano and College of Law Dean Kevin Washburn will lead a conversation with the senator.  They’ll talk about his time in DC,  the For the People Act, and his career in law and politics.

Photo of Udall
U.S. Senator Tom Udall has earned a reputation as a principled leader who has the integrity to do what is right for New Mexico and our nation. Tom began serving in the Senate in 2009, after two decades of public service in the U.S. House of Representatives and as New Mexico's Attorney General.

For years, Tom has led the charge in Congress calling for comprehensive reform of our campaign finance system to reverse the undue influence of big money and secret money in our political system.  

Tom is now leading the Senate version of the For the People Act – a bill that would expand voting rights and reform our campaign finance and government ethics laws – making it easier, not harder to vote; shining a light on dark money; and holding government officials to high standards.

Tom is also leading the charge to amend the Constitution to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions in Citizens United and related cases that opened the floodgates for unlimited campaign contributions from the super-wealthy and corporations. His Democracy for All Amendment would bring power back to the people by allowing reasonable limits to be set on such campaign donations.

Tom Udall has been a long-standing champion of reforms to strengthen our democracy and restore power to the people.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Jill De Young in advance at 319-335-9028 or jill-deyoung@uiowa.edu.