Lessig's Anti-SuperPAC SuperPAC Raises First $1 Million In Just 12 Days

from the off-to-a-great-start dept

We're a little late on this (past few days have been quite busy...) but Larry Lessig's SuperPAC to end all SuperPACs has hit its first target way early. As you hopefully remember, the goal was to reach $1 million in 30 days, which would then be matched by an (as yet) unknown donor, followed by a second campaign to raise $5 million in June -- again matched by a donor. The plan then would be to use the $12 million to work on a few specific Congressional races to prove that it can have an impact, and then kick off in 2015 with a much bigger campaign to have an even larger impact. There's still a long way to go, but this seems like a great start:
Hopefully Lessig and the organization he's putting together will release some more data as well. $85 average is good to see, though I'd love to see more information on the breakdown of donations, including some sense of the distribution and median donations as well.

Filed Under: larry lessig, mayday citizens superpac, mayone, superpacs


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    GEMont (profile), 16 May 2014 @ 10:10am

    Capitalist Democracy is Oxymoron

    Dunno. While I think anything that will counteract in any degree, the legalized corporate bribery that has become the political norm in America, I can't help but see this whole thing as confirmation that democracy is nothing more than money in action. That should be the description of capitalism, not democracy, but I guess it is the best description of Capitalist Democracy.

    It tends to point out that beyond the lip-service about one-person one-vote, democracy American Style is nothing more than who "they who have the gold get to decide everything".

    Regardless though, I'm very interested to see where this will lead. I sincerely hope it is not simply the beginning of the Politician's Best Gravy Train Ever.

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