Dear MoveOn member,
If you're like me, this past year in Washington has been both historic and pretty damn depressing. We sent President Obama and the Democrats to D.C. with a mandate to change our country: fix our broken health care system, hold the banks accountable, and put Americans back to work.
What we learned is a pretty ugly truth—the big corporate lobbyists don't only have a monopoly on the Republicans. Too many Democrats folded like a house of cards in the face of their awesome power.
The disease of corporate influence runs deep, and it's gonna take more than one election, one Congress, one President to change it.
That's why it's so exciting to me that MoveOn is launching this huge new campaign to take back democracy from the corporations and lobbyists. And I'm thrilled that they've decided to kick off the campaign by bringing people together to watch my film Capitalism: A Love Story.
The MoveOn folks tell me that the nearest party to you is in Elmont on Sunday. I hope you'll be there. Here are the details:
Host: Moise S—fellow MoveOn member
Where: Mixed Notes Cafe (in Elmont)
When: Sunday, Mar. 28, 2010, at 5:00 PM
And here's the link to RSVP:
This is not a new story. All of my movies from Roger & Me to Sicko have shown that CEOs are squeezing ordinary Americans' needs from getting attention in Washington DC. And hard-working Americans have never been a top consideration in corporate board rooms.
What's new is having to face just how deep they're in. Even when Democrats hold the White House and both chambers of Congress, we're still battling tooth and nail to get decent energy and health care bills. And we ain't seen nothing yet. Wall Street hasn't even gotten serious about killing financial reform yet. They've been too busy paying themselves big bonuses with their bailout money—all on a Democratic watch.
That's not America. And that's not what we voted for. We need to fight back—and not just to elect Democrats or beat the Republicans. We need to take back America for Main Street, from Wall Street.
We're out of options—it's up to us to take our country back. It takes more than a new President; it takes a movement.
And it all starts with movie night! I really hope you can make it. Click here to RSVP:
P.S. Can't make it to this movie party? Here are a few other events near you:
Canarsie Area in Brooklyn, Saturday at 6:00 PM—RSVP
Woodhaven Blvd & Alderton St in Rego Park, Sunday at 1:30 PM—RSVP
Terraza 7 Train Cafe in Elmhurst, Saturday at 6:00 PM—RSVP
Cafe Shane Prospect Heights Bklyn in Brooklyn, Sunday at 6:00 PM—RSVP
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