Thursday, June 20, 2013

Public financing demonstrators arrested!

Dear New York MoveOn member,

Tomorrow, the New York state Senate will adjourn and, unless a miracle happens, they'll have missed an amazing opportunity to bring campaign finance reform that can get big money out of politics and clamp down on the state's rampant corruption.

Over 10,000 MoveOn members have been engaged in the campaign for Fair Elections. Here's an update and urgent call to action from petition creator Susan Weber:

Yesterday, as the end of the current legislative session approaches, and Governor Cuomo and the Independent Democratic Coalition give up on campaign finance reform, we held a massive rally at the Capitol. We directed our energies to those donkeys with trunks, the IDC and Jeff Klein, its chief rogue. Those who chose to do so staged a sit-in and were arrested. 

Here is a video, very moving, especially the toward the end:

Protester being arrested

These brave demonstrators sat down and were arrested to make the point that our government is completely unresponsive to its citizens. Thank you Steve, Charlotte, Alice, Pat, Jess, Karen, Mike, Daniel, and all the rest of our allies, arrested and not, who work so hard for change! We are proud of you!

Please use these last few hours before seesion ends to call Governor Cuomo at 518-474-8390 and demand that he make FAIR ELECTIONS his highest priority NOW!

Thanks for all you do!

Susan W.

P.S. Have you seen the Gallery of Graft and Corruption quiz? Test yourself to see how well you know New York's corrupt politicians.

Thanks for all you do.

–Mark, Eric, Mariana, Maria, and the rest of the team

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