Dear MoveOn member,
MAYDAY.us—the "SuperPAC to end all SuperPACs"—just announced the winner of its #MAYDAYin30 video contest, a grassroots effort to create compelling ads that tackle the issue of big money in politics head-on.
The winner is "This is your country." What does a cracked egg have to do with our democracy? Just watch.
This award-winning video is an indictment of how corporate interests are polluting our democracy (as well as a throwback to "This is your brain on drugs," a public service announcement that many of us remember from the 1980s).
Many of us believe that ending the corrupting influence of money on our political system may be the greatest challenge of our time. That's why so many MoveOn members supported MAYDAY.us—and its efforts to elect candidates who are committed to overturning Citizens United and taking our democracy back from big donors and big corporations.
The #MAYDAYin30 competition—inspired by MoveOn's own "Bush in 30 Seconds" competition from 2004—received over 80 video submissions, which garnered nearly 11,000 votes. MoveOn members were among the voters that helped select this video—and continue to be among the most passionate activists who are fighting against money in politics every day.
It will take more than a video to elect a government of, by, and for the people. That's why MoveOn members across the country are taking part in an all-hands-on-deck effort to save the Senate—one huge step in the fight to overturn Citizens United.
Just this year, our work contributed to a historic Senate vote in favor of overturning Citizens United. And we are campaigning alongside MAYDAY.us to support champions for campaign finance reform, like South Dakota Senate candidate Rick Weiland, this election. We're also making sure voters remember which politicians have chosen to stand with corporate donors over regular Americans—candidates like Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.
There are tight races all across the country, and we see the impact that billionaires and corporations can have in state after state. So please take a moment to watch the winning video—and then join us in this last week to make calls to the voters who might decide this election.
Thanks for all you do.–Anna, Matt, Joan, Milan, and the rest of the team
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