Dear fellow MoveOn member,
I've written to you before about issues of war and peace, fixing our health care system, confronting gun violence, kicking George W. Bush out of office (remember him?!), and fighting for justice for the people of Flint, Michigan. And most recently, I wrote to you about my latest film, "Where to Invade Next," which just came out on DVD.
I'm really excited to say that in the past few days, more than 15,000 MoveOn members have ordered copies of my film with a donation to MoveOn. So I just wanted to check in with you one last time: Would you like a copy of my film too? This email is your last chance to get my new movie while supporting MoveOn.
Not only will you get my new film, but by getting it through MoveOn, your donation will help fuel the fights for the economic, social, and racial justice MoveOn is known for.
Here's why I'm so excited: I can't wait to put my film directly into your hands to own and watch whenever you want. Just you and me and my new movie, the much-acclaimed and Oscar-shortlisted "Where to Invade Next."
MoveOn's campaigns range from successfully defending our nation's refugee program from xenophobic backlash, to pushing President Obama to take executive action on gun violence, to helping take down the Confederate flag, to standing up against toxic water in my hometown of Flint ... Basically, fighting against the bad guys, like big corporations and the extreme right wing.
By getting my film through MoveOn, you'll help fund high-impact campaigns on many of the same issues explored in my film.
Thanks for all of your support through the years. Thanks for your well-wishes over the past months. I’m very happy I got to make this particular movie at this particular moment in history, and I can't wait to share it with you.
All my best,
P.S. In case you missed my last email, I wanted to tell you a little about the film—and why I think it's a great fit for MoveOn members like you and me. "Where to Invade Next" is, as one critic pointed out, my “most dangerous and subversive film.”
It’s dangerous because it shows the American public exactly how we can achieve—quite easily—a very decent society. One where we all take care of each other, where there’s true, free, and universal health care, and an amazing educational system; a place where no one needs a second job, everyone gets at least a month's paid vacation, all families have paid maternity and sick leave; where the war on drugs is over and the prisons are now half-empty because people got help or were just left to live their lives in peace.
Those places actually exist. Where? The rest of the world!
Americans have been lied to and misled for too long. And I don’t just talk about this—I show you the schools in Finland, the prisons in Norway, the health clinics in Tunisia, the bright and humane factories in Germany (where everyone makes a middle class wage), and the public school lunchroom in France where students are fed a gourmet meal. You'll also get to meet the college students in Slovenia who have absolutely no friggin’ idea what a "student loan" is.
This is what makes "Where to Invade Next" so subversive, because if enough of you see this movie, that’s it. Once millions have this information—and inspiration—the game is over. For Wall Street. For the bought-off politicians. For the boss or the dean or the candidate who keeps telling you, "It just can’t be done!" That’s collectively the biggest con ever, and I am here to blow it up once and for all with this movie.
I really want you to see "Where to Invade Next." What do you say?
Michael Moore is an Oscar-winning filmmaker, author, and activist. His ninth film, "Where to Invade Next," is now out on DVD.