WOMAN READS OIL/GAS CONTRIBUTIONS, GETS DRAGGED OUT: https://t.co/F4i9ydROi8 #HB4268— RoseAnn DeMoro (@RoseAnnDeMoro) February 12, 2018
"People speaking on this bill are paid by the industry.
People voting on this bill are paid by the industry.
Public gets 1 min. 45 sec.
Lobbyists talk for hours to delegates at whiskey gala!" pic.twitter.com/l12flVDbKg
When West Virginia House of Delegates candidate Lissa Lucas decided to take a stand against Big Oil's pernicious political influence last week by rattling off the names of state lawmakers receiving massive campaign donations from the fossil fuel industry, she was swiftly and forcefully silenced.
Now, her story—first reported by journalist Russell Mokhiber in a piece for Common Dreams on Sunday—has become a viral sensation and a model for those looking to challenge the stranglehold corporate cash has on the American political system.
Watch the video of the incident, which has since garnered over 133,000 views on Facebook: