Forum Post: CBS NEWS ARTICLE on the newly established PEOPLE's SUPER PAC. The comments below post seem to indicate that THE PEOPLE's SUPERPAC TO END ALL SUPERPACS IS A REALLY GREAT IDEA and can help effectively overturn Citizens United supreme court decision.
Posted 10 years ago on Feb. 17, 2012, 12:27 a.m. EST by therising
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CBS NEWS ARTICLE ON THE NEW People's SuperPac: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57379878-503544/an-occupy-wall-street-pac/
Or just google CBS News an occupy wall st pac
Please read article and then read commentary below. If you were first turned off by the idea of a PEOPLE's SUPERPAC, think again...... And remember, this would be 100% devoted to overturning Citizens United and wouldn't accept any money from any corporation.
Some will say: "Hey, doesn't this contain the seeds that could undermine the movement?"
My answer is this: I think that could be consistently and easily turned around and, instead of being a liability, this is a huge opportunity. I say that because, the more attention the coverage of this SUPERPAC TO END ALL PACS draws to the absolute absurdity of the Citizens United Supreme Court decision, the more support there will be for a constitutional amendment effectively overturning Citizens United. Please allow me to explain how the virtuous cycle would go:
This is as much about drawing attention to Citizens United as it is about raising money for ecents and activities associated with Citizens United. Think about it: We now have an established PAC that can effextively destroy all PACs. That's powerful, not just from a financial standpoint, but also from a PR perspective.
We need to Occupy the media. We can Occupy the media physically in a nonviolent way AND we can also OCCUPY THEIR ATTENTION, getting countless stories about the terrible impact of Citizens United in all the mainstream press on a consistent basis. The press will cover the balance in that superPAC and the use of funds relentlessly. What an opportunity for drawing attention in unlimited and interesting ways to Citizens United!!!
SO........One way we could OCCUPY THE MEDIA in the very short term is to start pouring money into the SUPER PAC that was started to benefit the OCCUPY movement. The SUPERPAC would obviously have 100% transparency and should be completely and totally devoted to supporting efforts and events that help achieve a constitutional amendment to effectively OVERTURN CITIZENS UNITED supreme court decision.
The media will cover this new SUPER PAC's fund balance and the use of funds RELENTLESSLY. This provides not only super strong funding source for Occupy activities related to overturning Citizens United but it also gives us endless opportunities to spread messages via mainstream media.... They would cover this like a horse race and would be fascinated endlessly with the new and innovative ways the money is utilized to help overturn Citizens United. This will, in turn, bring Citizens United into Americans' living rooms each evening and will thereby exponentially increase support for overturning that terrible decision.
And Americans can very easily show their support for overturning that lousy supreme court decision by donating dollars to the fund that is 100% devoted to supporting efforts and events that promote the achievement of a constitutional amendment to effectively overturn Citizens United. Could be a virtuous cycle.
I believe this is yet another way to Occupy the media. Don't get me wrong. I would also love to see us PHYSICALLY Occupy the media in all sorts of non-violent ways (heck, we should surround FOX with a crowd of 200,000 protestors as far as I'm concerned). I think the incredible attention that would arise from having active SUPER PAC called "Overturn Citizens United" would be yet another way to Occupy the media. In this case, instead of Occupying their building, we're Occupying Their attention.