Thursday, June 24, 2010

Results are in!!

Member Vote Results:

96% Agree

to endorse the Pledge 
To Fight Corruption in Washington.

Running a massive people-powered campaign to beat back corporate corruption in Washington will cost $90,000 per month. Can you contribute $15 per month build this campaign?

Dear MoveOn member,

A whopping 96% of MoveOn members voting decided to launch a major campaign to counter corporate corruption—centered on the following 3 point agenda we're calling the Fight Washington Corruption Pledge:

1. Overturning Citizens United

2. Public Financing for Fair Elections Now

3. Passing the Lobbyist Reform Act

Those three points together would give us a great start in making Washington work again for ordinary Americans and not just lobbyists and CEOs. 

But getting politicians to stand up to the pervasive influence of corporations like BP and Goldman Sachs won't be easy. If we're going to rewrite the rules to end corporate influence in Washington, we'll need a bigger, smarter people-powered campaign than we've ever run before—and that means all of us need to chip in.

The first step is to challenge congressional candidates to support these ideas. That will take skilled organizers supporting teams of volunteers in every congressional district, TV and radio ads to call out reps who oppose reform, and serious muscle to help elect those candidates who support our agenda.

All that will cost about $90,000 per month. There's no corporate cash, here. No big donors. Just you. And we'll need about 3 people donating in Inwood to get this campaign off the ground.

Can you chip in $15 per month to build this campaign? 

Yes, I'll chip in monthly.

Sorry, I can't make a monthly donation right now.

Right now, the rules are rigged in favor of big corporations. But we can change that.

Want clean energy? Funding to improve our schools? A public health insurance option? Protection from banks that are "too big to fail"? On every issue, the path to progress runs smack into an army of corporate lobbyists.

Tens of thousands of us took the first step, when we came together online to sift through hundreds of proposals for reducing corporate influence in Washington. The result—three big ideas that together we're calling the Pledge to Fight Washington Corruption—would dramatically transform our democracy.

Now comes the tough part—getting Congress to adopt these reforms. So, as soon as we have the funds, we're ready to enact our biggest grassroots organizing effort yet. We'll have volunteer teams across the country that will bring this pledge directly to every candidate and member of congress—and won't let up 'til they sign. They'll be backed up by skilled organizers and trainers.

All of this will rely primarily on volunteer power. But it'll also take money. And the faster we can raise it, the sooner we can start taking on the big corporations that have been blocking progress on so many issues. Can you give $15 per month and help us put the People back in charge in Washington? 

Yes, I'll chip in monthly:

Sorry, I can't make a monthly donation right now:

Thanks for all you do.

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

Want to support our work? We're entirely funded by our 5 million members—no corporate contributions, no big checks from CEOs. And our tiny staff ensures that small contributions go a long way. Chip in here.

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