Friday, July 30, 2010

Don't let it happen again

Can you organize a Fight Washington Corruption event outside Rep. Carolyn McCarthy's office in Garden City on Tuesday, August 10? Let's tell Congress it's time to end corporate control of our democracy.

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Pledge Delivery Success!

On Thursday, MoveOn members delivered hundreds of thousands of Fight Washington Corruption pledge signatures to the district offices of 213 members of Congress.

In New York, Leonard G. and Elizabeth G. joined with other MoveOn members to deliver over 1,200 local signatures to Rep. Tim Bishop's office—and he signed the pledge the same day! 
Dear MoveOn member,

In one week, members of Congress will head home to spend August listening to constituents.

Remember last year when that happened? The voices of ordinary Americans were drowned out by a vocal minority of Tea Partiers who spread lies about "death panels" and the President's birth certificate. This August has got to be different.

We're hoping to organize hundreds of Fight Washington Corruption gatherings on Tuesday, August 10—just days after Congress arrives home for the recess—to make sure that this time, grassroots progressives are heard loud and clear from the beginning. We'll urge our members of Congress to sign our pledge to end corporate control of our democracy.

We've got over 100 events set up, but there's still no event in your area. Can you host one outside Rep. Carolyn McCarthy's office in Garden City on Tuesday, August 10? To get started click below.

The events will happen outside congressional offices and our event organizing guide and online tool make them very easy to pull off. Here's what you'll have to do as a host:

  1. Pick a time during the day and register it in our online tool—we recommend noon locally, when lots of folks have a lunch break. Once it's posted online, other MoveOn members can find the event and sign up.
  2. Call a couple reporters to let them know the event is happening—or ask one of your attendees to make the call.
  3. Print out materials, show up a few minutes early, and read a statement at the event.
We've already found the local office for you and will email other MoveOn members in your area to invite them to attend. We'll provide the signs you can print and we'll give you tips on reaching out to the media. And we'll give you a script that you can use to run the entire event. All you have to do is post the event and follow our step-by-step guide.

Can you host one at Rep. Carolyn McCarthy's office in Garden City on Tuesday, August 10? The timing of the gatherings is critical and together we can tell Congress it's time to fight for the Other 98% of us without corporate lobbyists in Washington, D.C.

Thanks for all you do.

–Ilyse, Duncan, Jeff, Marika, and the rest of the team

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