I read yesterday that Bill Maher is giving $1 million to a pro-Obama super PAC. And well, that inspired me.
So for every ten new Facebook fans for Left Action between now and March 1st, I'll give $1 to that same super PAC. (Priorities USA Action)
Click here to go to the Left Action page, and click "like" once you get there to become a fan.
Right now, we've got 594,615 fans for the Left Action page. That's the starting point, and for every 10 new fans beyond that on March 1st, I'll donate $1.
Why? Well, because I really, really, really don't want to see a President Romney or Santorum or Gingrich take office in January. And you better believe that the super PACs on their side will be putting un-effin-believable amounts of money into election. We need to do our part. So while I can't donate $1 million like Maher, I can do something.
Why the Left Action connection? Well, the more fans we have, the more actions we can push, so it basically doubles the impact. But mostly, I want to make this effort as public as possible -- as a challenge to others to do the same. Maher has a national TV audience to announce his donation (and spur an "echo" effect), and hey... I've got my Facebook page. :)
If anyone out there wants to match my donation as part of this "fan-raiser," let me know, and I'll add to the total. Or if you're going to do your own effort, go ahead and post it here in the comments or on the Left Action FB page. Let a thousand money-bomb flowers bloom.
Now, don't view this as a defense of super PACs. I'd love to see them abolished, and would love to see a whole host of campaign finance reform, but... that I'll leave that for another diary.
But suffice to say, for now, super PACs will be a factor in this election. A huge factor. If we unilaterally disarm, and if we do not support ones working on behalf of Democratic candidates, we will lose the White House and the Senate, and have no chance of taking back the House. I don't want that to happen.
I don't want to see this in November:
I want to see this:
So go ahead, spread the word... and help empty my wallet. And consider yourself challenged to do your own part as well.