The integrity of our democracy demands direct and immediate action to protect future elections from this type of dangerous manipulation.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 06, 2012
As a sign that it is prepared to take the corporate money out of politics and rid the U.S. political process of corporate influence, Wolf-PAC (http://www.wolf-pac.com/) founder Cenk Uygur, announced today that Chris Campbell is the PAC’s Executive Director. Campbell has worked for a number of politically progressive candidates and causes.
Wolf-PAC, a super political action committee, launched in 2011 by Uygur at Zuccotti Park, NYC, during the Occupy Wall Street Protest, seeks to overturn the Citizens United Supreme Court decision, which freed corporations and unions to spend unrestricted money on campaigns. The PAC will focus on passing what will be the 28th Amendment. The amendment calls for ending corporate personhood and publicly financing all elections.
“Our plan is to mobilize people, so that they will occupy their state capitols," said Uygur, host of The Young Turks on Current and YouTube. “We want the call for a Constitutional Convention to come from all 50 states. The U.S. Congress is drunk with corporate money, so proposing an amendment through Congress is hopeless. Money that comes from corporations influences politicians to act in the interest of their financial backers, on both sides of the aisle.”
Campbell’s selection follows a nationwide search that included former members of Congress, Congressional staffers, state legislators and their former aids. “In addition to his skill set, what directed our choice was the fire for our cause that he exhibited,” said Uygur. Check out Uygur’s video announcement here: http://youtu.be/OLgtXYs3CtA
A resident of Connecticut, Campbell has successfully leveraged massive volunteer networks, organized state and federal races, and managed campaigns and political organizations for candidates and causes throughout the United States.
“This is an exciting opportunity,” said Campbell, as he settled into his first day on the job. “It is projected that millions of dollars will be spent to influence the outcome of the election. If we are going to have as large an impact as possible upon the 2012 election cycle, we have a lot of work to do.” In his email to Wolf-PAC volunteers, Campbell wrote “The integrity of our democracy demands direct and immediate action to protect future elections from this type of dangerous manipulation.”
Since its October 2011 launch, Wolf-PAC has seen exponential growth in volunteers and donors and is expected to undertake political action at both the state and local levels in the coming months.
Wolf-PAC is a super political action committee dedicated to returning the United States electoral process back to the people by passage of the 28th Amendment, which will overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. It is our belief that corporations are not people and they do not have the right to spend money to buy politicians. The PAC will focus on amending the Constitution by having all 50 states demand a Constitutional Convention. For more information visit: http://www.wolf-pac.com/.