Mayday PAC (MAYDAY.US) is an independent political action committee (PAC) that raises and spends money to influence political outcomes. The committee is dedicated to electing a Congress that would pass fundamental reforms of the way campaigns are funded in order to end the system of corruption in Washington, D.C. Mayday PAC is not allowed to recruit its own candidates or strategize with the candidates it supports. Citizens can donate money and also help the committee identify allies for its reforms.
Mayday PAC launched two kick-started, crowd-funded rounds in 2014. The first began on May 1 and met its $1 million goal in13 days and the second met its $5 million goal on Independence Day. In total, Mayday raised $11 million from over 68,000 individual contributions across all 50 states.
Mayday PAC was founded by Harvard Law School Professor Lawrence Lessig and Republican strategist Mark McKinnon in 2014 and is based in Massachusetts, United States.
Funding Rounds (1) - $5MUpdate
|Aug 11, 2015||Bloomberg - Lawrence Lessig on the Difference Between Him and Bernie Sanders|
|Aug 11, 2015||Ars Technica - Lawrence Lessig exploring US presidency bid as a Democrat|
|Nov 6, 2014||Bloomberg View - Hopeless in '14, Hopeful in '16?|
|Oct 20, 2014||Bloomberg View - Super-PAC Ducks Fight With Darth Vader|
|Aug 6, 2014||TechCrunch - Lessig’s MAYDAY Reports Donations From Tech Magnates To Get Money Out Of Politics|
|Jul 6, 2014||Re/code - Campaign Reform Group Backed By Tech Heavies Hits Fundraising Goal|
|Jul 6, 2014||TechCrunch - Lessig’s Mayday Hits $5M Fundraising Goal To Elect Pro-Campaign Finance Reform Politicians|
|Jul 5, 2014||The Verge - Super PAC to end all super PACs hits its $5 million funding goal|
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