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Mayday Brochure

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Mayday Brochure

  1. 1. A government buy…for some of the people Webster’s defines plutocracy as: “A form of government in which the supreme power is lodged in the hands of the wealthy classes; government by the rich…” Anyone who is even marginally aware of the political environment in America would be hard pressed to disprove that such a government now exists in the United States. Study after study yield unrelenting proof that the policies our government enacts tend to frequently favor large corporate interests and the wealthy: Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the FCC - Telecommunications Act of 1996 and now with net neutrality in play the FCC is deliberating the fate of perhaps the last bastion of a truly equitable free market environment: the Internet. Win back our democracy For all who envision a nation that aspires to its potential; for all who wish their progeny the benefaction of a decent and just democracy; for all who believe the multiplicity of our citizenry is a strength; for all who believe in the American Dream, supporting the efforts of Mayday.US is not only a repudiation of our current state of plutocracy, it is a fight to win back our democracy. Crowd-funding for the US Fighting fire with fire MAYDAY.US is a crowd-funded SuperPAC to end all SuperPACs... including this one. Help us reduce the influence of money in politics by electing a Congress committed to fundamental reform by 2016. The greater good is good for all For some of our potential large donors, that would mean a democracy less representative of their interests in particular. But we believe that for at least some of these potential donors, that personal sacrifice is consistent with their own conception of the public good. For them, the sacrifice is nothing as compared with a fireman or soldier. But for all of us, it would be an enormous contribution to our democracy. A Super Pac to end all Super Pacs Help us fight the big monied interests to win back our democracy Lawrence Lessig Co-founder Mayday.US
  2. 2. Mayday Super PAC so if the entire $1 million was not reached by the deadline, all donations would be returned. As well, Lessig pledged that if the $1 million goal was attained, he would personally find donors to match funds totaling $1 million. Surprisingly enough, by the 19th day of May that $1 million mark had been reached. However, Professor Lessig knew from the outset a sizable amount of capital would be necessary to mount any legitimate attack on the monied interests in politics. Not as easily attained as the first benchmark, the next one, $5 million, was reached just hours before the deadline. Corporate interests have transformed our government into a plutocracy The corporate takeover of our government has been no accident Quite to the contrary, it has been engineered by the likes of Karl Rove, the Koch Brothers and hugely influential businesses like Goldman Sachs and Wal-Mart. These entities give millions to politicians who then legislate in the best interests of their donors. It is now time to fight to win back our democracy! The Mayday Plan May 1, 2014, Professor Lessig embarked on a most improbable mission. To see if there was even enough grassroots support to begin an effort to reclaim our democracy, Lessig endeavored to raise $1 million dollars via crowd funding in furtherance of his mission by May 31. It is important to note this was “kickstarter” crowd funding effort, Mayday.US Mayday.US is a non-partisan organization co- founded by Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig to use the very system of legalized corruption against itself. By way of Super PAC, the primary political tool of the plutocrats, Mayday PAC contributes to and supports those candidates, irrespective of their political affiliation, who have pledged to introduce or support legislation to expel big money from our political process. A representative democracy, one equally accessible to wealthiest and poorest citizens alike, is an ideal of the United States.

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