Monday, October 27, 2014

On How Some Are Trying to Achieve a "Vision of the Possible" in Politics": An #outsiders Newsflash

We here @ #outsiders wanted to share this we received that underscores from +Rootstrikers spearheaded and inspired by Professor Lawrence Lessig.  Despite all that is going on especially on the eve of the midterms (and as the Poll industry is in ever so high gear), these  valiant activists  are vying to make a difference ever more:

Hey mike,

We just received this update from Professor Lessig's Mayday PAC — the crowdfunded "superPAC to end all superPACs" — and we wanted to pass it along to you:

After more than 80 video submissions and nearly 11,000 votes cast, we are excited to announce the winners of the #MAYDAYin30 video contest! Drum roll please…

There were two categories of ads:

Category #1: General money in politics ad

Winner: “This is your country”

"This is a satire on a classic public awareness ad, with a visceral punch", says the video's creator. Watch this moving video and share the MAYDAY message with your friends.

Category #2: Candidate specific ads, supporting a MAYDAY candidate

Winner: “William the K St. Lobbyist vs. Iowa”

”Will, the K Street lobbyist, gleefully explains why corporate cash is used to keep Iowans from being represented in Congress," describes the video's creator. Watch this insightful video and share the MAYDAY message with your friends.

We feel so grateful to have a community that puts everything they have into supporting the cause to reduce money’s corrupting influence in politics. MAYDAY asked you to take the time out of your busy lives to put your creative hats on and make compelling the issue of money in politics in only 30 seconds, and you stepped up in a big way.

We'll be bragging about this community and these videos all week. You should feel proud too. Thanks for everything you do to end the corrupting influence of money in politics.

The folks at Rootstrikers on behalf of the MAYDAY Team

Rootstrikers is a new generation of activists taking a stand against the corrupting influence of money in politics. We are a project of Demand Progress.

No comments: