Sunday, June 20, 2010

***Official Vote: Choose your favorite planks***

Over a million votes already have helped us identify the best ideas for how to rescue our democracy from corporations and lobbyists. Now it's up to YOU to choose the finalists. Will you help to build the best pledge to combat corporate corruption? Vote by Monday night at midnight.

Dear MoveOn member,

It's now or never. In the wake of the BP spill and the Wall Street meltdown, we have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to rescue our democracy from the corporate corruption that led to these disasters.

It's time for elected officials in Washington to choose sides: Will they do the bidding of corporations and their lobbyists or stand with the Other 98% of us to make government work again? Together we're creating a tool to put them on the record on this critical question—but we need your help.

The "Stand for Democracy" project has already generated hundreds of ideas that have been rated over 1.3 million times. Now, we've got the top tier of ideas, and we a really tough decision to make together. Which ideas should make it into our final platform?

Click here to help choose the winning ideas so we can construct our pledge against corporate corruption in our democracy. Voting ends Monday night at midnight PST.

Once the pledge is formed, we'll ask candidates to endorse it and work with us to take our country back from giant corporations and their lobbyists.

In the face of the ongoing economic crisis and the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, we simply can't sit back and wait for change. We need to be clear on what we're asking, fight for candidates who are with us, and oppose those who would rather do the corporations' bidding. That's just what we're doing with the Stand for Democracy project.

We're figuring out how to re-wire American politics to work for regular people again, instead of the 11,000 corporate lobbyists who have taken over Washington, D.C. This grassroots project has absolutely taken off in the last week, with hundreds of ideas receiving over a million votes.

Now, we need your vote so we can package the winning ideas into this high-profile pledge. It needs to reflect your vision for how to take back our country from the forces that have worked to block real reform at every step. Please take a moment to vote on the final slate of ideas for our pledge to combat corporate corruption:

Thanks for all you do.

–Ilyse, Milan, Anna, Tim, and the rest of the team

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