Our great nation must not be hijacked by right-wing billionaires like Charles and David Koch. For the sake of our children and our grandchildren, we must fight back—and we have to do it now, in advance of November's elections.
In the coming months and years, the Koch brothers and other extraordinarily wealthy families will spend hundreds of millions of dollars to elect right-wing candidates to the U.S. Senate, the House of Representatives, governors' mansions, local school boards, and the presidency of the United States. These billionaires already own much of our economy. Now, they want to own the United States government as well.
That's why, on Saturday, June 28, and Sunday, June 29, thousands of MoveOn members will gather in living rooms nationwide for America Has a Koch Problem movie parties. They'll watch Koch Brothers Exposed: 2014 Edition, the critically acclaimed new release from our friends at Brave New Films, and they'll kick off a powerful national campaign to challenge the Koch brothers' toxic influence on our democracy.
We are facing the test of our time: Are we going to sit back and watch as billionaires hijack our democracy, or are we going to act?
Here's what every American should be deeply concerned about: Charles and David Koch, through the expenditure of billions of dollars and the creation and support of dozens of extreme-right organizations, have taken fringe ideas and made them mainstream within the Republican Party. And because of the Supreme Court's Citizens United and McCutcheon decisions, their power is greater than ever.Let's be very clear: The Kochs' goal is to not only defund Obamacare, cut Social Security, oppose an increase in the minimum wage, and cut federal funding for education. The Kochs' worldview and ultimate plans are much bigger than all of that. They want to repeal every major piece of legislation that has been signed into law over the past 80 years to protect the middle class, the elderly, children, the sick, and the rest of the most vulnerable in this country.
The only way to tackle the Kochs' shadow empire is to expose it—and then take it apart, piece by piece.
Will you sign up now to host an America Has a Koch Problem movie party on Saturday, June 28, or Sunday, June 29, and jump-start this critical work?
I'll say it again—our great nation can no longer be hijacked by right-wing billionaires like Charles and David Koch.
Will we sit back, or fight back?
I say fight back. And begin today. I'll be with you every step of the way. We're stronger when we're together!
Thanks for all you do.
–Senator Bernie Sanders
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