Sunday, October 6, 2013

Hundreds To Protest Big Money in Politics As U.S. Supreme Court Hears McCutcheon v. FEC


6 October 2013 

For More Information:           Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, President, 919-394-8137

Layne Amerikaner, 202-467-4999 

Blair Bowie, 202-546-0173

WASHINGTON - This Tuesday, as the Supreme Court hears McCutcheon v FEC, activists and leaders of grass-roots peoples organizations representing a wide spectrum of issues will protest the super-rich effort to further undermine the integrity of our democracy on the Court's front steps. Mr. McCutcheon, on behalf of all super-rich individuals, has asked the Court to left the caps on the amount an individual can directly contribute to a political campaign. 

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, North Carolina NAACP State President, and leader of the most exciting multi-racial progressive people's movement in the nation, will be a featured speaker on the Supreme Court Steps.

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 9:30am (speakers at 10:00am)


  • Reverend Dr. William Barber II, Moral Monday leader and President, 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 Executive 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
  • Nick Nyhart, President and CEO, Public Campaign
  • Josh Silver, Director, Represent.Us
  • Matthew Segal, President and Co-Founder, Our
  • Kica Matos, Director of Immigrant Rights and Racial Justice, Center For Community Change
  • 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

Partner Organizations include: Alliance for a Just Society, Center for Community Change, Coffee Party, Communications Workers of America, Common Cause,  Corporate Accountability International, Democracy Initiative, DEMOS, Food & Water Watch, Free Speech For People, Greenpeace, Main Street Alliance, MoveOn, Our, People For the American Way, Public Campaign, Represent.Us, Sierra Club, US PIRG, Young Elected Officials Network, Young People For. 


Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. The NC Conference of NAACP Branches is 70 years old this year and is made up of over 100 Adult, Youth and College NAACP units across the state, convenes the more the 150 members of the Historic Thousands on Jones Street (HKonJ) Peoples Assembly Coalition, and is the architect of the Moral Monday & Forward Together Movement.  


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