Many of the mega donors are from big cities, such as New York and Washington. They work for blue-chip corporations, such as Goldman Sachs and Microsoft. One in five works in the finance, insurance and real estate sector. One in 10 works in law or lobbying.
One Mega Donor, Unlimited Recipients
Supreme Court is going to strike down 40 years of law
Mega Donors will be able to contribute to every politician
Why contribute to every politician?
By contributing to every politician, there will be a new standard for donors. Instead of picking between a handful of candidates ($5,200 per candidate), the mega donor will be able to contribute to all politicians. This is a new level of influence, and deep pockets will try to gain deeper access.
Unlimited Recipients, Unlimited Influence
Mega donors increase their already-disproportionate influence
The opportunity to fund more candidates will lead to broader access by mega donors
Why does unlimited influence matter?
Whether or not there is actual corruption by increased influence and access, the appearance of corruption by these mega donors can lower the efficacy of the public. A less efficacious public means that participation could drop, the quality and/or quantity of the speech will decrease and the role of a certain group of people will dominate more than ever in modern elections.
Participation can take many forms, but this proposal seeks to incentivize the role of the person, not the dollar, in the political process.
The integrity of our democracy is predicated on a trust between the public and its leaders. Understanding the roots of support is a vital component to raising voices.
The role of money should incentivize participation and hold mega donors accountable. Contribute or trade creates a system that does just that.
Who is the 1% of the 1%?
Voice Your Support
"There will be major scandals."
Senator John McCain
Knock knock? Who's there? Unlimited union and corporate campaign contributions. ["Who?" asked the crowd] That's the thing, I don't think I should have to tell you.
Money is the mother's milk of politics
A New Order to Campaign Finance Reform
McCutcheon v. FEC
Raise Voices Not Dollars™: An Alternative
Raise Voices Not Dollars Super PAC: A Non-partisan advocate for reform
Inspired by Watergate, RVND aims to increase disclosure in American campaigns
Inspired by the 1972 Nixon fundraising committee "CREEP" and headquartered in the Watergate Complex, the CREEP Super PAC seeks to raise voices not dollars. The Watergate Scandal and the 1974 campaign finance reform are the foundation for campaign finance laws we have today. Over 40 years later, and with court rulings like Citizens United and Speechnow.org, unlimited campaign funds can be donated indirectly to super PACs. CREEP Super PAC seeks to highlight the need for disclosure in elections and unite activists.
A Novel Approach to Campaign Finance
Emphasize participation over politics, people over partisanship, principles over profiteering.
Raise Voices Not Dollars will encourage mega donors and the average citizen to work together, increasing participation, while balancing the well-funded efforts of the political elite.