Per A Letter In The Mail

Dear Paul,

When the Supreme Court ruled that corporations can spend whatever they want on elections, some wondered how much would change.

Now it's clear how much trouble we're in. This week it came out that top corporate lobbying groups, including the US Chamber of Commerce and Karl Rove's American Crossroads organization have committed more than $200 million to try to buy this year's elections.1

As Joe Biden would say, this is a big f**king deal. 

MoveOn members have launched a major campaign to slam the floodgates shut on corporate cash, and it's actually off to a flying start, with thousands of volunteers joining in!

But we need money to keep up: for materials to get the word out, skilled organizers to back up all those volunteers, and programmers to expand our web tools. 

The Chamber of Commerce has money from BP, Goldman Sachs, AT&T, and the rest. We have ... you.  To expand the campaign to put the people back in charge of our democracy, we need to raise $200,000.

That'll take 14 donations from Raleigh—can you chip in $5? Just click here:

https://pol.moveon.org/donate/corporatespending2.html?bg_id=hpc5&id=21909-10552002-iZn_uwx&t=4

Under the current system, big corporations can spend as much as they want. We can't beat them at their own game—but we can and must change the game. We've got to push Congress to reverse the Citizens United decision and keep corporate money from controlling our democracy.

The new Fight Washington Corruption pledge starts with a commitment to reverse Citizens United and follows with fair elections and kicking lobbyists out of DC. We're about to launch an effort to get every member of Congress and candidate to sign the pledge, so we can get back to the business of governing for the people and by the people.

Can you help expand the effort?

That'll take 14 donations from Raleigh—can you chip in $5? Just click here:

https://pol.moveon.org/donate/corporatespending2.html?bg_id=bg_id=hpc5&id=21909-10552002-iZn_uwx&t=5

Thanks for all you do.

–Ilyse, Milan, Robin, Jeff, and the rest of the team

Source:

1. "$200 Million GOP Campaign Avalanche Planned, Democrats Stunned," The Huffington Post, July 8, 2010
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=89472&id=21909-10552002-iZn_uwx&t=6

   

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back to me: You want to know who I blame? Ironically it's NOT the corporations, it's NOT SCOTUS, it's NOT congress: It's Citzens and voters, for their ******* apathy and their "I'm too busy working and living day to day to give a **** about things like this" attitudes. When workers rights are slashed and everyone gets ****** up the *** mark my words: I will be laughing. That's the price of apathy. Serves you ******* right.

ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix
31-35, M
Jul 21, 2010