Jason Alexander Joins Equal Citizens’ $50,000 Video Competition to Promote Legal Argument for the Regulation of SuperPACs
Today, renowned television and Broadway actor Jason Alexander has accepted an invitation to serve as a judge for Equal Citizens’ video competition featuring a $50,000 prize. The competition will ask Americans across the country to create compelling videos explaining why — contrary to conventional legal wisdom — SuperPACs can be regulated. It will launch September 4th.
“I’ve recently been shown how a lower federal court decision that allows the ultra-wealthy to invest billions of dollars into our elections is all predicated on a legal mistake. We can correct this mistake and restore equanimity to our elections,” Alexander explained. “I am honored to partner with Equal Citizens as they launch their video competition and encourage everyone to get involved and participate to showcase why the courts need to reverse course”.
“We are absolutely thrilled that Jason Alexander will be a judge for our contest,” said Lawrence Lessig, Founder of Equal Citizens. “Jason is a brilliant creator, and a democracy warrior, long committed to ending the corrupting influence of money in American politics..”
Those entering the competition will be asked to distill the legal argument explained in this video into whatever creative form most effectively demonstrates the argument. The argument in the video is based on the one presented by Free Speech for People in the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. The $50,000 prize money was crowdfunded by supporters of the project during the summer.
For more information about the contest, visit the campaign website: CancelSuperPACs.com