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'We Are Here to Buy a Senator': Ahead of Data Privacy Hearing, Digital Rights Defenders Target Lavish Telecom-Backed Fundraiser

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'We Are Here to Buy a Senator': Ahead of Data Privacy Hearing, Digital Rights Defenders Target Lavish Telecom-Backed Fundraiser

Jessica Corbett, staff writer

Holding a sign that said, "We are here to buy a senator," digital rights activists with Fight for the Future gathered outside a Washington, D.C. restaurant on Tuesday night to call out the "shameful" lobbying practices used by corporate interests to pressure lawmakers to prioritize special interests over the public good.

"We desperately need real data privacy protections, not fake legislation ghost-written by lobbyists."
—Evan Greer, Fight for the Future

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One small group can make a big splash. With people like these available to speak truth to power and money, there is hope. We need two O.A.C.'s. One for congress, and one on the streets and meeting places.

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Just as my graduate school business law professor would signal the end of each class session nearly four decades ago by asking “the first question is always: how much justice can you afford ?”, this group is telling it like it is…HOW MUCH LEGISLATION CAN YOU AFFORD ?

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Buying government, Senator by Senator and Rep by Rep, was illegal –
Corporate money was considered to be bribery.

And public sentiment today is that this money is still bribery.

With absolute disregard for the reality that this Elite money from corporations brings only
harm to our planet, to all life on the planet, and to the citizens of this nation, the right wing/
corporate Supreme Court ruled in favor of Citizens United making corporations “persons.”

This is all a lie of course – but it will be a sustaining lie unless we get up the billboards to
impeach the most corrupt and perverted members of the SC – the two GOP perverts put
on the court – Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanaugh.

For every one of these fascist actions there must be a response from the public –
billboards for impeachment would be one response.

Keep in mind, Trump may still have the option of appointing another nominee to the SC
to “overturn Roe” as he has promised.

The right wing NEVER stops shouting their complaints and pushing further to the right –
We have to do the same.

Roe is only a small part of this “White Male Supremacist” effort to take us backwards into
oppression and enslavement.

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They’ve wasted their money, Wicker (one of my disgusting Senators), could have been had for much less. I wish this group could have protested a different Senator, Wicker has zero shame.

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