Washington, D.C.--Public Campaign Action Fund (PCAF) released the following statement today in response to the eviction of Occupy Wall Street protesters from Zuccotti Park.
From David Donnelly, national campaigns director:
"We agree with the protesters that you can't evict an idea whose time has come. And we believe that an idea whose time has come is that our democracy belongs to all of us, not big donors and corporate interests. A movement is emerging to occupy democracy. That's why the protesters' message has resonated and no action by a politician can shut that down."
In a statement released in October in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement, PCAF stated, "In a democracy occupied by everyday people, big donors and corporate special interests wouldn't drown out the voices of the rest of us. In a democracy occupied by everyday people, politicians would consult their constituents and their consciences, not their campaign donors; corporate money wouldn't dominate elections and public policy debates; politicians would encourage voting, not pass laws to obstruct it."