We’re a little more than 2/3 of the there (shooting for $5 million by July 4 is the goal). But there’s still time!
If you’re just sitting down to this now – that’s great! Here’s a short article that will get you up to speed quickly:
Fighting Fire With Fire: Super PAC Raises Money to Reform Campaign Finance
By Isabel Weisz for Takepart.com
From the article:
Lessig’s Mayday PAC is crowdsourcing donations in an attempt to revamp the system and change the way campaigns and elections are funded.
Mayday is also dubbing itself the Internet’s Super PAC, ready to defend the Internet from “a steady stream of threats and challenges to a free and open Internet,” according to the site. Those threats include net neutrality, SOPA and PIPA, and other regulatory issues…
By Friday we’ll see if the MayDay PAC hits its $5 million goal and is on track to end all super PACs with this new super PAC.
Here’s the timeline. The goal is to raise $5 million by July 5. The MayDay PAC aims to get campaign finance reform–minded candidates elected in 2016 and then help them get fundamental reforms passed. If the MayDay PAC succeeds, it hopes to have big money and corporate influence out of politics by 2018—and we might need to rename that date America’s New Independence Day.