Tuesday, October 7, 2014

FW: We're all in deep trouble

I'll cut right to the chase: I'd like you to make a contribution to MoveOn. Whatever you can do is great.
Hi there—I just wanted to make sure you saw my note from the weekend.
We have to stop the Senate takeover that's being predicted by today's major pollsters and pundits. Can you chip in?

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Dear MoveOn member,

I'm writing to you with a simple request. I'd like you to make a donation to MoveOn.org.

If you're the kind of person who likes to just cut to the chase, then here's the link to give: Click here to chip in.

Why do I want you to give to MoveOn? For a few reasons.

First, the Republicans are on the verge of taking over the U.S. Senate. And this is not your father's Republican Party. This Republican Party has veered so far to the right that if Ronald Reagan was around today, he'd be thrown out for raising taxes eleven times as president.

If this crowd gets a hold of the Senate, it'll be nothing but sequester-level budget cuts and gridlock as far as the eye can see. Working Americans simply can't afford that.

Second, I want you to donate because we can still win this election—if everyone who believes that we should have a fair economy that's not tilted to the super-rich gets out and votes. And MoveOn's get-out-the-vote operation is as effective and innovative as any I've seen.

Third, I've looked at the candidates that MoveOn is endorsing, and they're all strong progressives who will fight for the little guy. I'm not going to name any names—but let's just say MoveOn's not going to waste your money on Democrats who act like Republicans.

Finally, I want you to give because it'll make you feel great. No matter what happens, you'll know you were on the right side of history. Some people say you should "give till it hurts." I want you to give till it feels good.

Now, I know that for many of you, money is tight. In fact, after spending a career writing about how the middle class is getting squeezed, I know in really quite precise detail exactly how and why money is tight.

But if Mitch McConnell and Ted Cruz take over the Senate, it's going to get even tighter. So here again is the link. Whatever you can do is great.

Click here to make a donation.

And (I've always wanted to say this) thanks for all you do.

–Robert Reich

Robert Reich, Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and Senior Fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies, was Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration. Time Magazine named him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the twentieth century. He has written thirteen books, including the best sellers "Aftershock" and "The Work of Nations." His latest, "Beyond Outrage," is now out in paperback. He is also a founding editor of the American Prospect magazine and chairman of Common Cause. His new film, "Inequality for All," is now available on Netflix, iTunes, DVD, and On Demand. 

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