ButterflyPAC Launches Radical New Super PAC Model
ButterflyPAC is changing politics as we know it by launching a nationwide campaign that will deliver political leverage and influence for the poor.
Up until now, the poor have not had the access that the wealthy enjoy. ButterflyPAC will change that.
Open Secrets is the nation’s premier research group tracking money in politics and its effect on elections and public policy. They report that in 2019 political contributions by the gas and oil industry in the U.S. neared $126 million. In return, the energy industry receives more than $20 billion in government subsidies: a 15,773% return on their investment.
“At ButterflyPAC, we have seen what super PACs do to influence legislation and government policy. We have observed how those who influence elections also change the direction of our government,” said A.J. Wagner, President of the newly formed organization.
“Up until now, and to their detriment, the poor have not had the access that the wealthy enjoy.”
Wagner went on to explain, “ButterflyPAC is the only super PAC that will do for the poor what other super PACs do for the rich. Because ButterflyPAC is a super PAC, it can raise and spend unlimited funds to back political candidates who support evidence-based poverty and hunger solutions.
“And we won’t just be helping the poor. When poor children become fed, educated, healthy, and stable, the costs for remedial education, criminal justice, welfare, unemployment etc. is drastically reduced. For every tax dollar spent on programs to bring children out of poverty seven dollars or more are saved from future remedial, social service, and legal costs.
Bryan Stevenson, president of the Equal Justice Initiative and author of Just Mercy, says, “The opposite of poverty is not wealth; the opposite of poverty is justice.” ButterflyPAC is seeking that: Justice for All – Poverty for None.