This email is a little different from what we usually send you.
Most of the time, we write to you about whatever's the most urgent thing going on politically. An election. A key vote coming up.
But today, instead of talking about the most urgent thing, we want to talk about what's arguably the most important thing: the influence of money in politics.
Virtually every issue—climate change, education, Wall Street reform, criminal justice reform, you name it—goes back to the power of money and corporations in politics.
And that's why, no matter how long it takes, MoveOn is committed to helping end the corrupting influence of money in politics.
Next week is the fifth anniversary of Citizens United, and we're using the event to launch the next major phase of our campaign. Will you chip in $3 to help keep up the fight?
Think about whatever issue is most important to you. Wall Street reform? Global warming? Student debt? Health care for all?
On every single one of those issues, there are big corporations standing in the way of change.
And the reason that Congress listens to them—and not voters—is because of money.
The good news is that, slowly but surely, we're winning. Last year, 55 U.S. Senators came out for a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United. More than 600 cities and 16 states have gone on record in favor of amending the Constitution.1
And most important of all, 80% of Americans oppose Citizens United—even including 72 percent of Republicans!2
Next week, to mark the fifth anniversary of Citizens United, we're joining together with a massive grassroots coalition to organize one of the biggest days of action against money in politics ever.
Our coalition is organizing protests, rallies, and teach-ins all over the country. We'll be all over social media. And in Washington, D.C., we're getting ready to deliver a petition signed by over 5 million people demanding a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United.
To make this event a success—and help keep up the fight long-term—we're asking every MoveOn member to make a special fifth-anniversary donation to help overturn Citizens United. Will you chip in $3?
Thanks for all you do.
–Jo, Maria, Alejandro, and the rest of the team
1. "Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Decisions Like Citizens United Debated in U.S. Senate, 55 Senators in Support," People for the American Way, September 16, 2014
2. "Broad Bi-Partisan Consensus Supports Reforms to Supreme Court," Democracy Corps, May 7, 2014
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