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    PRESS

    LAWMAKERS AGAINST CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM MAY HAVE NEW FOE

    A new coalition, including former Federal Election Com-

    mission Chairman Trevor Potter, Republican lobbyist-

    turned-convicted felon Jack Abramoff, Theodore Roosevelt

    IV, and representatives of both Occupy Wall Street and the

    Tea Party have launched a campaign to push Congress to

    overhaul campaign nance laws.

    The twist? The group, Represent.us, rst plans to get 1

    million signatures endorsing the proposals, and then plans

    to wage campaigns against incumbents in 2014 who dont

    sign onto the legislation.

    Our hope is Congress will heed the call to action, said

    Josh Silver, campaign director, on a conference call with

    reporters today. But if they dont, we have plans for that

    too. The campaign will actively work to unseat members

    from both major parties.

    The legislation, the American Anti-Corruption Act,

    would prevent lawmakers from accepting donations from

    lobbyists and special interests whose issues are before their

    committees or subcommittees; limit donations to super-

    PACs; require former lawmakers to wait ve years before

    becoming lobbyists; mandate full disclosure of all dona-

    tions to any group spending at least $10,000 on political

    ads; and offering $100 tax rebates to small-dollar donors.

    JONATHAN SALANT, NOV 13, 2012

    ACTIVISTS STUNT LIVENS UP A ROUTINE SENATE SESSION

    There wasnt much to see in the State Senate on Wednes-

    day: the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance, the honoring

    of a basketball player and a bunch of empty seats where

    elected representatives are paid to sit.

    But there was something to grab the eye. Shortly after

    the beginning of proceedings, about 15 protesters who

    had posed as guests sitting in the upstairs gallery sud-

    denly tossed hundreds of fake $100 bills onto the chambers

    oor below, a prank meant to call attention to the issue of

    campaign nance reform. The protesters made it through

    a couple of rounds of chants What do we want? Fair

    elections! before being asked to leave by the chambers

    security guards.

    Outside, one demonstrator, Josh Silver, said the protest was

    intended to show that the states people wanted common-

    sense reform to clean up New York.

    The point is to tell Albany that the world is watching, Mr.

    Silver said.

    And sure enough, on the Senate oor, several amused sena-

    tors took photos of the activists and scooped up the funny

    money. Senator John A. DeFrancisco, a Republican from the

    Syracuse area, even thanked the protesters for spicing up

    another ho-hum day of lawmaking in front an otherwise

    sparse audience.

    JESSE MCKINLEY, JUN 5, 2013

    BIPARTISAN GROUP LAUNCHES CAMPAIGNFINACE REFORM CAMPAIGN

    A bipartisan group of former lobbyists and government of-

    cials, legal scholars, political experts, consumer advocates

    and tea party and Occupy Wall Street activists launched

    on Tuesday an effort to radically reform campaign nance

    laws.

    NOV 13, 2012

    THE INFLUENCE INDUSTRY: ADVOCATAT ODDS OVER HOW TO TIGHTEN CAMFINANCE RULES

    After record spending on the 2012 election, mcates for tighter regulation of money in politic

    tating for a big overhaul of campaign nance ru

    just can t seem to agree on what that ove rha

    include.

    DEC 19, 2012

    THE N.R.A. PROTECTION RACKET

    The Republican Party once a proud bastion of civic andbusiness leaders who battled Southern racism, Northern

    corruption and the evils of big government has for the

    past several decades been itself the victim of political pro-

    tection rackets. These rackets are orchestrated by fringe

    groups with extremist views on social issues, which Re-

    publican politicians are forced to support

    DEC 19, 2012

    ABRAMOFF, OCCUPY WALL STREET JOFORCES ON CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFO

    A new group that includes former lobbyist Jack

    and members of the Occupy Wall Street move

    Tuesday began gathering signatures on a petitio

    for an overhaul of the campaign nance system

    NOV 13, 2012

    WE JUST DUMPED A BAG OF MONEY ON ACONGRESSMAN HERES WHY

    Congressman Jim Himes has drawn the ire of a buddingAmerican anti-corruption movement. Not because he

    broke any laws, but for something astonishingly legal: he

    let lobbyists for his top donor, CitiGroup, write their own

    Wall Street-friendly bill, and led it to passage in the U.S.

    House over the last month.

    DEC 11, 2013

    SENATOR STRIPS IN CHEEKY AD AIMEDFIGHTING MONEY IN POLITICS

    Heres something you dont see every day: a striptician. No, its not Anthony Weiner. Its an ad for R

    us, a new organization created late last year to

    inuence of money in politics. Josh Silver, the fo

    betting that a provocative ad can help him creat

    roots movement to pressure policymakers to en

    ing reforms

    JUN 12, 2013

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    REPRESENT.US ACHIEVEMENTS

    4REPRESENT.US ACHIEVEMENTS

    REFORM PROPOSAL WOULD CRACK DOWNON CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS FROMLOBBYISTS

    A proposal to drastically overhaul campaign nance, lob-

    bying, and disclosure laws was announced Nov. 13 by a

    group that includes a leading Republican election lawyer

    and a former top ethics ofcial in the George W. Bush ad -

    ministration.

    NOV 13, 2012

    CAMPAIGN FINANCE:REMEDIES BEYOND THE COURT

    A new group that includes former lobbyist Jack Abramoff

    and members of the Occupy Wall Street movement on

    Tuesday began gathering signatures on a petition calling

    for an overhaul of the campaign nance system.

    JAN, 2012

    NEW GROUP UNVEILS ITS PLANTO GET MONEY OUT OF POLITICS

    The 2012 election wrapped up barely a week ago, which

    means that fundraising for the 2014 midterm election has

    begun in earnest. But a new campaign to get money out

    of politics has just launched as well. Represent.Us says its

    goal is to pass the American Anti-Corruption Act

    NOV 13, 2012

    POLITICAL CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORMADVOCATES TO HOLD K STREET 5KIN DC, APR 13

    If you cant beat the money, be the money. In the face

    of a looming Supreme Court decision that could remove

    limits on political contributions, and radio silence from

    leaders of both major parties on anti-corruption reforms, a

    group of activists have plans to reinvigorate a movement.

    MAR 2, 2013

    K STREET FILES: HEY, IS THAT JACKABRAMOFF DRESSED AS A $100 BILL?

    At the height of D.C.s spring tourist season, visitors mayvery well witness something bizarre: A ock of activists

    dressed as $100 bills running from K Street to Capitol Hill.

    The Stop Lobbyist Bribery K Street 5K run and walk on

    Saturday, April 13, is a publicity-advocacy stunt by the

    group Represent.Us and its parent organization United

    Republic, which has enlisted ex-lobbyist and convicted

    felon Jack Abramoff in its cause.

    FEB 27, 2013

    WHY A DEMOCRATIC TEA PARTY ISTHE BEST HOPE FOR FIXINGCORRUPT GOVERNMENT

    And just last month, Represent.US launched the American

    Anti-Corruption Act, crafted by Stephen Colberts super

    PAC lawyer, Trevor Potter. If passed, the act would be the

    most ambitious political-reform proposal in a c entury.

    DEC 6, 2012

    MOVEON.ORGFACEBOOK

    UPWORTHYWEBSITE

    DC TEA PARTY PATRIOTSWEBSITE

    SOCIAL MEDIA PARTNERS

    THE OTHER 98%FACEBOOK

    OBEYWEBSITE

    COFFEE PARTYFACEBOOK

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    SOCIAL MEDIA GRAPHICS

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    ACTIONS

    THE K STREET 5K

    PROJECT 435: COUNTY FAIRS

    STATE HOUSE MONEY DROPS

    INDEPENDENCE DAY POSTERING CAMPAIGN

    PETITION TO HARRY REID & JOHN BOEHNER

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    GRASSROOTS ORGANIZING

    MATERIALS

    ACTION HANDBOOK FOR VOLU NTEER S PROJECT 435 TOOLKIT

    ELECTION DAY PACKETS

    TABLE SIGNS

    SENATOR STRIPS

    STOP THE FEEDING FRENZY

    OPERATION MONEY FUMBLE: REP. JIM HIMES

    SOMETHING INSANE JUST HAPPENED IN THE

    VIDEOS

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