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The Almighty Buck United States Politics

Lessig's Mayday PAC Scrambling To Cross Crowd Funding Finish Line 117

Posted by timothy
from the latest-midnight-they-could-find dept.
First time accepted submitter SingleEntendre (1273012) writes "Time is running out for the Mayday PAC to reach its latest crowd funding goal of $5M. The total currently stands at $4.5M. Led by Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig, the Mayday PAC seeks to reduce the influence of money in US politics by 2016, primarily by identifying and supporting congressional candidates who share this vision. If phase 2 is successful, with matching funds the total raised will be $12M. A self-imposed deadline arrives at of midnight tonight, July 4th, Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HAST)." (And now the total's at $4,700,066.)
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Lessig's Mayday PAC Scrambling To Cross Crowd Funding Finish Line

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  • by dosius (230542) <bridget@buric.co> on Friday July 04, 2014 @06:25PM (#47385985) Journal

    I know what they CLAIM to represent, and I know what they represent in their words and deeds.

    Most of the ones who I've heard open their mouths are blatant christofascists, historical revisionists, racists, sexists, etc. My assessment that they want to turn us into a "Christian Saudi Arabia" is based on their words and deeds (listen to their talking points, there's a lot of Christian nation, Seven Mountains Mandate and the like talk).

  • by JWW (79176) on Friday July 04, 2014 @07:24PM (#47386187)

    Exactly! I refuse it to support Mayday until they stand up for term limits. I asked a question about this in the "Ask Larry about Mayday" story. Then they used a "new and improved format" for his responses and dumped my +5 rated question.

    Mayday, if they succeed will give us the same thing we have now, lifetime legislators. Their voucher system will end up a Massive advantage to incumbents.

An inclined plane is a slope up. -- Willard Espy, "An Almanac of Words at Play"

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