Take Back Our Democracy Mayday v2 begins now
Not to be confused with Mayday an emergency procedure word used internationally as a distress signal in voice procedure radio communications. Used to signal a life-threatening emergency primarily by mariners and aviators, but in some countries local organizations such as police forces, firefighters, and transportation organizations also use the term. The call is always given three times in a row (“Mayday Mayday Mayday”) to prevent mistaking it for some similar-sounding phrase under noisy conditions, and to distinguish an actual Mayday call from a message about a Mayday call.
Today I would like to introduce you to a group fighting for US political campaign reform and to some extend this could be considered an emergency of sorts. In 2014, Mayday PAC (MAYDAY.US) rallied more than 50,000 Americans to support a fight for fundamental reform in the way campaigns are funded — to reduce the influence of money in politics, by increasing the influence of people in politics.
But in the campaigns, we didn’t move the ball far enough.
So in 2015, we’re doing something different. To prove that reform is possible, we need to close the gap on a majority in Congress — both Republicans and Democrats — committed to reforming the system of corruption in Washington, D.C., by changing the way campaigns are funded.
Mayday PAC (MAYDAY.US) is a movement of citizens dedicated to ending the system of corruption in Washington, D.C. by changing the way campaigns are funded.
In 2014, Mayday launched as the “super PAC to end all super PACs.” We crowdfunded over $11,000,000 from over 68,000 individual contributions. In eight races across the country, we used these donations from thousands of ordinary Americans to support reformers in an effort to overcome the influence of special interests. This experience taught us important lessons about the most effective ways to rally members of Congress. We are bringing that same experimental, data-driven spirit to our new campaign.
With our new plan to activate voters directly, the potential to inspire leaders is even greater. Mayday will leverage the skills, ideas, and power of our community to win this fight. We are counting on your energy and ideas to make this campaign a success, so please get involved and take action to pass reform.