Sunday, July 6, 2014

This Wednesday: Say 'no' to the Koch brothers' oligarchy!

Join U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and MoveOn's Anna Galland on a strategy call this Wednesday, July 9 at 8:30 p.m. ET. RSVP to secure your spot and ask a question.

Dear MoveOn member,

The great issue of our time is whether the American people will be successful in defeating the efforts of the billionaire class which seeks to move our country into an oligarchic form of society in which a handful of super-wealthy families control the economic and political life of this nation. 

The Koch brothers, right-wing extremists who are now worth some $80 billion dollars, are prepared to spend as much as it takes to create an America in their vision. And what is that vision? The elimination of Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, federal aid to education, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the concept of the minimum wage. Meanwhile, of course, they want more tax breaks for corporations and the rich.

In the 2012 presidential election, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney each spent a little more than $1 billion in their presidential races. As a result of the disastrous Citizen's United Supreme Court ruling, the Koch brothers and their shadow money group, Americans for Prosperity, spent $412 million—and that figure is only going to rise in the months and years to come. Incredibly, the Koch Brothers and their allies have amassed power that rivals either political party.

That is not what America is supposed to be about.

Will you join me and MoveOn's Anna Galland on an important call this Wednesday, July 9, at 8:30 p.m. ET (7:30 p.m. CT/6:30 p.m. MT/5:30 p.m. PT) to talk about the strategies we can use to shine a spotlight on the Koch brothers' actions?

Yes! I'm signing up and I have a question to ask you, Senator. [Important to note: You have until 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 9 to sign up.]

Our job is to strengthen our democratic foundations, not eviscerate them. Our job is to expand the middle-class and eliminate poverty, not create more income and wealth inequality. Our job is to reverse global warming, not increase fossil fuel production.

The truth is that while the Koch brothers and their allies have unlimited sums of money at their disposal, there are real limits to what they can accomplish—only if we are smart and well organized in our opposition. On issue after issue, the vast majority of Americans agree with our views—not right-wing extremism.

Will you join me and MoveOn's Anna Galland on a strategy conference call this Wednesday, July 9 to shine a spotlight on the Koch brothers' political activity and discuss how we can defeat them?

Yes. I'm joining the call.

We'll be laying out our plans for 2014 to counter the unlimited resources of the Koch brothers and their right-wing allies—and we need your support. If the Koch brothers succeed in winning control of the U.S. Senate this November, it will be a disaster for the future of our country. We must act and we must act now. You have got to be a part of that fight.

I'm looking forward to Wednesday's call. The future of our country is at stake. Let's go forward together.

Thanks for all you do.

–Senator Bernie Sanders  

P.S. Be sure to check out MoveOn's Facebook page this week for great Koch graphics. You can also join MoveOn's team and live Tweet July 9's call using #KochProblem.

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