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The Dollars Fly Against Citizens United (Video)

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Posted on Jul 5, 2012
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One- and five-dollar bills flutter down from the Roosevelt hotel in Seattle.

Occupy protesters in Seattle tossed $5,000 out of a top window of downtown Seattle’s Roosevelt hotel on the Fourth of July. The action was against the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling, which removed a federal ban on corporate spending in political campaigns.

—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly

darkscyon:

The Guardian:

MicCheckWallStreet, an offshoot of the Occupy movement, staged the demonstration at 5pm. The group’s website declared that it is “time we declared independence from Citizens United” – citing the supreme court case which effectively ruled that corporations can make political contributions.

… The group had signalled its intentions on its website, asking for donations to a wepay.com account. The wepay page shows that McCheckWallStreet exactly met its $5,000 goal, collected from just 37 donors.

“Every dollar you donate is guaranteed to be thrown off a building and is tax deductible, what more could you ask for?!,” said a statement on MicCheckWallStreet’s website.

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