When the Supreme Court ruled recently that corporations have the same First Amendment rights as people, our democracy entered a scary new world.
Now, if ExxonMobil, Halliburton, or any other corporation wants to defeat a senator for re-election, they can literally spend any amount of money. There are no limits.1
That's why we're launching a major new effort to root out corporate influence in Washington and make sure our elected officials start listening to Main Street instead of Wall Street.
We'll kick it off big, with hundreds of parties around the country on March 27th and 28th to watch Capitalism: A Love Story, Michael Moore's documentary about the financial crisis. There's no better example of what happens when we let corporations run roughshod over our democracy, and it's a really funny and important film.
We know from experience that MoveOn members love to get together for movie nights like this one, but we need someone to sign up to host a party in Inwood. It's easy to do and we'll tell you everything you need to know. Click here if you can help out:
Movie parties are a great way to get together with other progressives in your community, meet new people, eat some cookies (or other goodies), and talk about how we can make a difference together.
Capitalism: A Love Story is a fascinating documentary about how the global financial crisis happened, and who's to blame. And like all Michael Moore movies, it's really funny.
Along with the movie, we'll discuss what we can do together to fight the influence of banks and other big corporations in Washington. But someone needs to take the first step: Can you host a movie party in Inwood?
Thanks for all you do.
–Steven, Ilyse, Anna, Ilya, and the rest of the team
1. "Poll: Large majority opposes Supreme Court's decision on campaign financing," The Washington Post, February 17, 2010
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