MayOne, the super PAC to end super PACs, reaches crowdfunding goal

MayOne, the crowdfunded super PAC that is supposed to fight big money in politics by raising big money in politics, has reached its initial goal of $ 1 million 18 days before the deadline.

“Stay tuned. And thank you to everyone who expressed in this uniquely authentic way that they believe it’s possible to reclaim a democracy,” wrote founder Lawrence Lessig, a Harvard professor and longtime critic of the way political campaigns are funded in the US.

Lessig started the super PAC, or political action committee, in order to elect candidates who support campaign finance reform. His plan is to have big donors match the $ 1 million raised today, then raise $ 5 million more from the crowd in 2016 and have big donors match that, for a total of…

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