Sept 4, 2014. The Mayday PAC is not your average super PAC. Started on May 1, 2014 by Harvard Law Prof and political activist Lawrence Lessig, its goal is to end all super PACs in 2017. “Embrace the irony.”
His first fundraiser brought in $1.1 million in 13 days. Then he shot for another $5 million by July 4. On July 3 he was still $1.5 million short. We knew our $3.5 million in pledges would all be voided and our credit cards not charged if he didn’t make it. The result was a tremendous surge of support and activity. Mayday hit $5.5 million by the end of Independence Day. Here’s what’s next.
The $6.5 million will be matched by large donors (there are no contribution limits on a super PAC), and the money used to swing eight congressional races to anti-super-PAC candidates. If this show of force works, Mayday plans to go big in 2016. You can read a full description here: The Plan
Anti-Super-PAC Super PACs
- Mayday PAC — about $8 million
- Wolf PAC — about $0.25 million
- Citizens Against Super PACs — $0