For Immediate Release
Hundreds Expected to Rally Against Big Money in Politics During Argument of McCutcheon v. FEC
WASHINGTON - On Tuesday, as the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in McCutcheon v. FEC, activists and organizations across a wide spectrum of issues will speak out in support of protecting the integrity of our democracy at a rally outside the court. In the McCutcheon case, the Supreme Court will decide whether or not to strike down important caps on how much money an individual can contribute directly to political campaigns.
WHAT: Rally against big money in politics and McCutcheon v. FEC
WHERE: The Supreme Court of the United States (1 First St NE, Washington, DC)
WHEN: Tuesday, October 8th at 9:30 am (speakers at 10:00am)
* Reverend Dr. William Barber II, Moral Monday leader and chapter leader of North Carolina NAACP
* Congressman John Sarbanes, Maryland – District 3
* Larry Cohen, president, Communications Workers of America
* Phil Radford, executive director, Greenpeace USA
* Marge Baker, rally co-host and xecutive vice president, People For the American Way
* Blair Bowie, rally co-host and democracy advocate, US PIRG
* Liz Kennedy, counsel, DEMOS
* Mary Boyle, vice president of communications, Common Cause
* Josh Silver, director, Represent.Us
* Matthew Segal, president, Our Time
* Steve Cobble, senior political advisor, Free Speech For People
* David Borris, executive committee member, Main Street Alliance
* Brendien Mitchell, Howard University fellow, Young People For
* Craig L. Rice, Maryland state director, Young Elected Officials Network
* Tom Blackton, retired teacher/school principal, Center For Community Change
PARTNERS: Alliance for a Just Society, Center For Community Change, Coffee Party, Communication Workers of America, Common Cause, Corporate Accountability International, Democracy Initiative, DEMOS, Food & Water Watch, Free Speech For People, Greenpeace, Main Street Alliance, MoveOn, Our Time, People For the American Way, Public Campaign, Represent.Us, Sierra Club, US PIRG, Young Elected Officials Network, Young People For.
Common Cause is a nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy organization founded in 1970 by John Gardner as a vehicle for citizens to make their voices heard in the political process and to hold their elected leaders accountable to the public interest.