Dear MoveOn member,
This is Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig.
Since the early 1920s, aviators and mariners have used the word MAYDAY to signal distress.
On the sea, when another captain hears that call, there is an obligation to lend aid.
At MayDay PAC, we are calling a MAYDAY on this democracy. Americans from across the political spectrum believe our government is broken. More than 90% of us link that failure to the role of money in politics.
And yet our politicians do nothing to break that link. Instead they spend endless time raising campaign funds from the tiniest fraction of the 1%.
Our democracy is held hostage by these funders of campaigns. We have announced a plan to get it back.
Several years ago, I decided to give up my work on copyright and Internet policy and take up the fight against corruption.
I started collaborating with others on the best way to build a grassroots movement around campaign finance reform. Washington won't fix itself—the people need to take action.
That's why we created MayDay PAC, an ambitious "Super PAC to end all Super PACs" that will make reform a 2014 campaign issue. We've raised millions so far, shocking the political world.
Note: Larry Lessig didn't pay us to send this email—we never rent or sell our list. We're helping build support for the MayDay SuperPAC because of MoveOn members' long involvement in fighting big money in our politics. After you watch Larry's video, you'll have a chance to support MoveOn as well as pledge to help launch MayDay.
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