Proposed panel for Netroots Nation 2017Koch funding is infiltrating our nation’s universities at an unprecedented rate. This is because, by Charles Koch’s own admission, universities are his most important resources for achieving political control. This panel will demonstrate how Koch funding at nearly 400 universities is helping him secretly buy influence over local, state and federal policymaking. We will highlight how Koch is stripping power from faculty, corrupting the education students are going into debt to receive, and using their control of academia to attack our democracy. Participants will gain an understanding of how Koch’s strategy impacts their issue areas of interest and learn grassroots tactics for successfully disrupting this corruption of our universities.