Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Last week: We delivered democracy

A few photos from last week's petition deliveries:

Dear MoveOn member,

Yesterday, the conservative Supreme Court took one more punch at our democracy. In a 5-4 ruling, the Court upheld Citizens United and used it to overturn Montana's 100-year old state law limiting corporate spending in elections. 

It's a low blow—and it only underscores the fact that the Supreme Court is not budging from their position. Overturning Citizens United is a long-term fight, and last week's Deliver for Democracy actions demonstrated that the grassroots passion is alive and well. 

Thousands of MoveOn members joined allies to deliver hundreds of thousands of petitions to elected officials all across the country.

Here are some highlights from the petition deliveries: 

  • In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, local Council members met with Senator Mary Landrieu's staff to deliver petitions and ask about the Senator's support for a constitutional amendment. They gave her office two weeks to get back to them with an answer.
  • On a blistering hot day in Massapequa, New York, MoveOn members delivered petitions to Representative Peter King. They met with one of his staffers and told them that they expected an answer by the end of June and if they did not hear back from Mr. King by then that they would take their concerns to the public.
  • In Las Cruces, NM, MoveOn members met with Representative Steve Pearce's office urging him to support a constitutional amendment. Even members of the local Tea Party were also there showing their support.

Over the next few weeks we need to go back to those elected officials who are still on the fence and find out where they stand once and for all. Can you make a follow up call to your elected official? Just click here to find your state and federal elected officials and make the call:


Thanks for all you do. 

–Robin, Mariana, Elena, PaKou, and the rest of the team 

P.S. It's clear now more than ever that if we are going to change our broken democracy we need an amendment overturning Citizens United and getting big money out of politics. Take a moment to look at this video about the recent Supreme Court decision upholding Citizens United: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ditFMj2EhUQ.

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