The Museum of Political Corruption, as part of its Reflections on Ethical Leadership, is collecting quotes from leaders and role models around the country in government, sports, business, education, the arts and religion. This is a quote we received from former President Carter. He writes it in his own hand and addresses it directly to Bruce Roter, MPC Founder and President:
- Editorial Board, The Poughkeepsie Journal
The Museum of Political Corruption opened its exhibition, “First Responders for Democracy,” on Sunday, February 16th. The exhibition reflects on how ordinary citizens have done extraordinary things to preserve democracy. “First Responders for Democracy” will run through the fall of 2020 at the Albany Firefighters Museum, 384 Broadway in downtown Albany. A grand opening reception will be held at the museum on Sunday, March 1st from 1-3.
A suggested donation of $10 per person for the event will be equally divided between the Albany Firefighters Museum and the Museum of Political Corruption.
- Chris Weigant, HuffingtonPost
FIRST RESPONDERS FOR DEMOCRACY EXHIBITION OPENS!
The Museum of Political Corruption is dedicated to elevating the public’s understanding of corruption and encouraging solutions that promote ethics reform and honest government. When built, a state-of-the-art facility, to be located in downtown Albany, will serve as a cutting-edge educational resource as well as an engaging gathering place. It will also serve as a cultural landmark representing the region’s leadership in ethical governance. Immersive and interactive displays along with panel discussions, film screenings, and a host of timely rotating exhibits will offer a deeper understanding of corruption and its impact on society.
Chartered in 2015, the Museum of Political Corruption has been featured in the New Yorker Magazine, USA Today, Associated Press, The Huffington Post and on NPR’s All Things Considered.
The Museum of Political Corruption and its Center for Ethical Governance is committed to building a better future. Join us in building a museum that emphasizes empowerment and civic engagement.
You can help make corruption history with your generous donation.
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Roundtable and Public Forum on Corruption featuring (clockwise from upper left) Frank Anechiarico, Maynard-Knox Professor of Government and Law, Hamilton College; Blair Horner, Executive Director, New York Public Interest Research Group; Zephyr Teachout, Associate Professor of Law, Fordham University, and Jimmy Vielkind, POLITICO, New York's Albany Bureau Chief.
Filled with tales of speakeasies, gangsters, bootleggers, kickbacks, shady quid pro quo's, plots to bribe legislators and more, our Corruption Walking Tour Map of downtown Albany will offer visitors a fascinating glimpse of the city's colorful past (and present). We’re thrilled this map is being developed by local historian and author Don Rittner.
THE CITY IS OUR MUSEUM!
A corruption walking tour of downtown Albany is coming soon!
Get a Kickback, an "Original MPC Cover-up!" TM, a "Mug-shot" Mug TM, or the latest fashion in Corrupt-Wear TM
WHEN WE OPEN....
ADULT BRIBE: $12.50
CHILDREN'S BRIBES* $6.50
*CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 12, BUT PARENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO LIE ABOUT THE AGE OF THEIR CHILDREN.
CORRUPT POLITICIANS GET IN FOR FREE
EVERY TUESDAY IS COUPLES DAY! BRING A FRIEND OR CO-CONSPIRATOR!
"...an idea whose time has come. If I were passing through Albany, I'd visit, that's for sure!"
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MPC TRUSTEE AND COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY POLITICAL SCIENTIST PAUL LAGUNES DISCUSSES CORRUPTION ON FUTURE HINDSIGHT PODCAST.
"...a museum that would not only detail Albany's many political scandals but also offer some possible solutions to corruption."
-Lonely Planet Travel News
Join us! March 1st 1-3 PM for the grand opening reception!
at 384 Broadway, Albany
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The Museum of Political Corruption
Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of the hit Broadway musical HAMILTON, references us on page 137 in his book on Hamilton!
REFLECTIONS ON ETHICAL
President Jimmy Carter's Message to
The Museum of Political Corruption