Occupy Wall Street a Super PAC Now

February 16, 2012 Updated: October 1, 2015
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An Occupy Oakland protestor holds an American flag during a demonstration in front of Oakland City Hall on February 6, in Oakland, California. Occupy Oakland protesters are staging a day of action. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The Occupy Wall Street movement now has a super political action committee (PAC), which is an organization that campaigns for or against candidates, initiatives, or legislation.

John Paul Thornton of Decatur, Ala., made the filing to the Federal Election Commission, which accepted his bid, which is called “Occupy PAC,” according to the filed papers. The mailing address for the PAC is “none and everywhere” and in the city registration section, it says, “all of them.”

Thornton told CBS Atlanta that he was “watching [‘The Colbert Report’] and I thought, ‘Wouldn’t be nice if Occupy had a PAC,’ and … like a light bulb it came to me!”

“This PAC is for everyone and if they want to contribute they are more than welcome,” Thornton said. “This is going to be uber-transparent down to the cent.”

Thornton said the filing is “utterly serious,” according to The Atlantic Wire.