Tuesday, July 13, 2010

You and 722 others

Dear MoveOn member,

We're about to reach a milestone.

This afternoon, we're going to smash through our first goal of having 200,000 people endorse the "Fight Washington Corruption" Pledge. That makes your signature part of a growing movement of people across the country demanding an end to business as usual in Washington.

But we're not there yet. In Representative Carolyn McCarthy's district, where you live, we're still 722 people short of our target of 1,000 signatures—that's how many we think it'll take to show serious local support.

And we're still short in most other districts too. Can you spread the word? Specifically, can you e-mail this link to everyone you know and ask them to sign too?


You can use the sample e-mail below to get started.

Taking on big corporations and their lobbyists will take as many people as we can gather. That's why we need to ask everyone we know—even the people who aren't usually plugged-in during off years—to join us in standing up for a democracy that works for people.

We'd love to read what you have to say about our campaign to end corporate influence in Washington too! Send your message to us by BCC'ing signthepledge@moveon.org when you e-mail people you know. We may pick a few to share with other MoveOn members as well, although we'd ask your permission first, of course.

Thanks for all you do.

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


Here's a sample email you can send to your friends:


I signed the "Fight Washington Corruption" Pledge to get Congress to stand up to corporate influence over our democracy. People across the country are endorsing this pledge to get their members of Congress to finally put people first in Washington.

At the end of the month, a group of people in our district is going to take these signatures to Representative Carolyn McCarthy, asking her to sign the pledge too. We need another 722 people to sign to reach our goal by then. Groups in other districts are going to bring signatures to their representatives as well.

Can you help us stand up for a better democracy by signing the pledge too? Just go here to sign:



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