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MEDIA ADVISORY: Hundreds Expected to Rally Against Big Money in Politics During Argument of McCutcheon v. FEC

WASHINGTON –  This Tuesday, as the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in McCutcheon v. FEC, activists and organizations across a wide spectrum of issues will speak out in support of protecting the integrity of our democracy at a rally outside the court. In the McCutcheon case, the Supreme Court will decide whether or not to strike down important caps on how much money an individual can contribute directly to political campaigns.

WHAT: Rally against big money in politics and McCutcheon v. FEC

WHERE: The Supreme Court of the United States (1 First St NE, Washington, DC)

WHEN: Tuesday, October 8th at 9:30am (speakers at 10:00am)


  • Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
  • Reverend Dr. William Barber II, Moral Monday leader and President, North Carolina NAACP
  • Congressman John Sarbanes, Maryland – District 3
  • Larry Cohen, President, Communications Workers of America
  • Phil Radford, Executive Director, Greenpeace USA
  • Marge Baker, Rally co-host and Executive Vice President, People For the American Way
  • Blair Bowie, Rally co-host and Democracy Advocate, US PIRG 
  • Liz Kennedy, Counsel, Demos
  • Mary Boyle, Vice President of Communications, Common Cause
  • Nick Nyhart, President and CEO, Public Campaign
  • Josh Silver, Director, Represent.Us
  • Matthew Segal, President and Co-Founder,
  • Kica Matos, Director of Immigrant Rights and Racial Justice, Center For Community Change
  • Steve Cobble, Senior Political Advisor, Free Speech For People
  • David Borris, Executive Committee Member, Main Street Alliance
  • Brendien Mitchell, Howard University Fellow, Young People For
  • Craig L. Rice, Maryland State Director, Young Elected Officials Network
  • Tom Blackton, Retired Teacher/School Principal, Center For Community Change

PARTNERS: Alliance for a Just Society, Center For Community Change, Coffee Party, Communications Workers of America, Common Cause, Corporate Accountability International, Democracy Initiative, Demos, Food & Water Watch, Free Speech For People, Greenpeace, Main Street Alliance, MoveOn,, People For the American Way, Public Campaign, Represent.Us, Sierra Club, US PIRG, Young Elected Officials Network, Young People For