Money Drops To End Citizens United

A Seattle Occupy group drops $5,000 from hotel to protest money in politics: Occupy protesters in Seattle tossed $5,000 out of a hotel window to protest the influence of money in politics. MicCheckWallStreet, an offshoot of the Occupy

A Seattle Occupy group drops $5,000 from hotel to protest money in politics: Occupy protesters in Seattle tossed $5,000 out of a hotel window to protest the influence of money in politics.

MicCheckWallStreet, an offshoot of the Occupy movement, staged the demonstration as the group's website called for an amendment to the Constitution and that it is "time we declared independence from Citizens United" – citing the supreme court case which effectively ruled that corporations can make political contributions.

The YouTube video above shows two people tossing the cash -- in $1 and $5 bills -- out of a window above downtown Seattle.

The group sought donations on its website for a wepay.com account. The wepay page shows that McCheckWallStreet met its $5,000 goal with collections from only 37 donors.

"Every dollar you donate is guaranteed to be thrown off a building and is tax deductible, what more could you ask for?!," said a statement on MicCheckWallStreet's website.

Stating that "money is the new tea", the statement said that the event was "as much art installation as protest", declaring that "it sends a powerful message".

The following UStream video shows a small crowd that gathered in an alley where some of the money was falling:



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