Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words.
Below are some infographics that show how special interest cash corrupts our democracy. You can also find more visuals in our blog.
This visual is dedicated to one of our most dysfunctional govt institutions: Congress. Who can afford the high price tag of our government? Unfortunately, only the privileged few. We can not have a government by the people and for the people if our elections are dependent upon the 0.26% of Americans wealthy enough to pay for them.
Our superman-themed infographic is a snapshot of how Super PACs were super powerful in the 2012 presidential election. What unites these 26 individuals is their wealth—and the shared belief that it can win an election.
Our final 2012 election infographic compares the sources of revenue for Romney and Obama as they headed into the final stretch of their race to the oval office. The numbers are a crucial reminder that the candidates don’t have to talk about money this election — the money talks for them.
We made a remixable template that names the top funders for each presidential candidate — and you helped fill in the blanks for this year's Congressional races. Election day is the single most important opportunity for the people to assert their rightful importance over the funders, and there's no better way to send a message to candidates than to tell them you know the facts about who's underwriting their campaigns.
Our second infographic in the Capital in the Capitol series explains why Super PACs are super powerful this presidential election, and tells you who really holds that power—26 individuals.
Some of their names have appeared here and there in the news, but their collective identities tell a more impressive tale. What do all of these people have in common? While a large pocket of Romney supporters seem to be financial tycoons, and another subset of Obama supporters are Hollywood elite, altogether what unites these folks is their wealth—and the shared belief that it can win an election.
Rootstrikers is teaming up with GOOD.is to bring new voices into this cause at a crucial moment. We are launching a series of infographics titled "Capital in the Capitol," which tell the story of how dependence on special interest cash corrupts our democracy.