Monday, February 24, 2014

Something which Will Effect Our Futures, I think.

Something we all should be aware of.  I 'm noot sure how much of a democracy we have, but this is NASTY stuff!

Dear MoveOn member,
Do you know what McCutcheon v. FEC is? McCutcheon is
Citizens United 2.0. Remember that
—even if you don't remember anything else from this email. It'd do for wealthy individuals
the same thing
Citizens United
 did for corporations—and money would reign.
Shaun McCutcheon is an Alabama coal tycoon who likes to spread his money far and
McCutcheon's a real-life Raymond Tusk from
House of Cards.
In 2012, McCutcheon managed to spend nearly $300,000 on political campaigns—almost
three times what an individual can legally contribute—by creating his own political
action committee.
 Now, in a case he's argued before the Supreme Court—with support from Republican
Senator Mitch McConnell's own legal team—McCutcheon could eliminate some, or even
all, of our country's aggregate spending limits for individuals making political
This democracy-crippling judgment could come down from the court as soon as next
 and why it's so dangerous, check out this 90-second video to get up to speed—and then share it with a friend or two.
A bad Supreme Court decision in this case would practically legalize corruption.
Instead of donating to 18 House races, politician purchasers like McCutcheon and
the Koch brothers could donate to 435.
Check out the video above, and spread the word by sharing it on Facebook, Twitter, and email.
Thanks for all you do.
–Mark, Kyle, Matt B., Joan, and the rest of the team
P.S. MoveOn is partnering with Public Citizen and a dozen other advocacy and policy
organizations to pull off more than a hundred rapid-response rallies when the Supreme
Court issues its decision—whether it's next Monday or next month.
Find details for a rally near you.
1. "Meet Shaun McCutcheon, the Republican Activist Trying to Make History at the
Supreme Court," The Daily Beast, October 8, 2013
2. "McCutcheon Super PAC Already Busts Limits, Rule of the Game,"
Roll Call, October 7, 2013
"Meet Shaun McCutcheon, the Republican Activist Trying to Make History at the Supreme
Court," The Daily Beast, October 8, 2013
4. "Nationwide Rapid Response Planned for U.S. Supreme Court's McCutcheon Ruling,"
Common Dreams, February 10, 2014
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