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With the Supreme Court decision hanging on whether unlimited campaign spending results in corruption, RepresentUs went to SCOTUS to make our message clear: McCutcheon is Corruption. Here’s what happened:
- Program Director Joshua Graham Lynn was caught live on C-SPAN, interrupting and counter-protesting the event as Ernest Van Derr Bribes, a billionaire who bought himself some podium time to “Speak on money’s behalf.” He promised to give America “the best elections money can buy,” if McCutcheon wins the case. Watch the C-SPAN clip here.
- RepresentUs District Committees organized events in their own community, and got covered by their local press.
- Activists staged “The Money v. The People” tug-of-war on the steps of SCOTUS, earning front-page billing on RollCall.com
- RepresentUs protestors and their signs were featured in a dozen outlets including the LA Times, New York Times, Politico, and Reuters.
- Before the case, RepresentUs published www.UnlimitedCorruption.com to simplify the McCutcheon case.
Activists from a broad coalition of more than 20 organizations rallied at the Supreme Court in support of existing campaign finance regulations. RepresentUs members helped add spice to the event to highlight the ridiculousness of McCutcheon’s case.