Sarbanes, a Representative for the 3rd District of Maryland, has made it his mission to reduce the corrupting power of money in politics. He is Chairman of the Democracy Reform Task Force in the House of Representatives, which seek to build a government that puts public interest ahead of special interests.
Sarbanes spoke at length about how such actions will lead to better legislation to addresses issues such as sustainability and the environment; legislation that is now difficult to propose and pass due to lobbyists and interest groups.
The Congressman was introduced by Earth Friendly Products CEO Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks, who has made her own positive environmental impact with her eco-friendly business model. After his speech, Sarbanes opened up the floor to a Q&A Session.
A fitting vegan lunch was served for the occasion, and guests were then taken on a tour of the Earth Friendly Products HQ building.
The full live transmission of Congressman Sarbanes’ speech and the Q&A that followed can be viewed in the video above.