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For Immediate Release
September 17, 1997


Business Leaders Call for End to Soft Money


Campaign Reform Project's Business Advisory Council
Addresses Role of Business in Reforming Campaign Finance System



WASHINGTON, DC-The Campaign Reform Project's Business Advisory Council will hold a news briefing on Wednesday, September 24 to discuss the role of business in reforming the current campaign finance system.

Several prominent business leaders have joined with the Council to issue a call for meaningful campaign finance reform in 1997. The "Call for Action" will appear as a full-page advertisement in The Washington Post on Thursday, September 25th and will be previewed at the briefing.

CRP's Business Advisory Council, whose membership has doubled since it was founded last February, is calling for an end to soft money and comprehensive disclosure of all contributions.

WHEN: 10:00 AM, Wednesday, September 24, 1997
Press Briefing

WHERE: The Capital Hilton, California Room
16th and K Streets, NW

WHO: Jerome Kohlberg, Founder, Campaign Reform Project
Thomas S. Murphy, Retired Chairman & CEO, Capital Cities/ABC
Richard Rosenberg, Former Chairman & CEO, Bank of America
Donald Stone, Former Chairman & CEO, Merrill Lynch Specialists