On Tuesday, June 30, at 8:30 p.m. ET (7:30 CT/6:30 MT/5:30 PT), I'm hosting a special call with Robert Reich and MoveOn members like you to kick off national teach-ins to save the economy. Click here for information and to RSVP.These national teach-ins will extend the reach and use of Robert's amazing "Big Picture" videos, and they'll make it possible for MoveOn members across the country to help shape MoveOn's next big campaigns. I hope you can join the call! And, since MoveOn members are passionate about getting big money out of politics, I took the liberty of including Robert's last email announcing the final "Big Picture" video. Please scroll down and take a look if you haven't already!
As always, thanks for all you do.
Dear fellow MoveOn member,
Saving our economy—and, in fact, our democracy—rests on our ability to get big money out of politics.Big money in politics affects everything we care about—from forcing polluters to pay for poisoning our environment to securing debt-free higher education to busting up the biggest banks. Everything.
The 2016 elections are gearing up to be the most expensive in history. Candidates from both political parties and at all levels—national, state, and increasingly even local—will be dependent on wealthy donors to rise above the fray. And even candidates with good intentions will have to repay campaign donations with access and favors. It's a broken system that needs fixing. And we must move quickly.
Get Big Money Out of Politics is incredibly timely: President Obama is considering an executive order that would require federal contractors to fully disclose political spending—an idea I discuss in the video and one that has spurred MoveOn member action. Just this week, 26 senators and 104 representatives sent a letter to the president urging his immediate action.
Look, this one is a biggie. If you're like me and you're ready to elevate the growing call to get big money out of politics, please watch and share this video right now.
Thanks for all you do.–Robert Reich
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