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Now we have to decide whether
MoveOn should endorse this slate—and run a major grassroots campaign
demanding that Congress pass this anti-corporate-corruption agenda into
If 2/3 of MoveOn members vote yes,
we'll spend the next several months challenging candidates for Congress
to pledge their support—and work to elect those who promise to go to DC
and fight for this agenda. And of course
we'll keep pushing after the election to make sure they keep their
promise. If we don't reach the 66% mark, we'll focus on other projects.
Here's the winning slate:
So, should MoveOn endorse
this anti-corruption agenda, and work to get candidates and elected
officials to support it?
This slate was put together by tens of thousands of
MoveOn members and other progressive Americans. Working with The Other
online movement to make democracy work for the 98% of us who DON'T have
corporate lobbyists representing us in DC—we feel we've been able to
capture the combined spirit and frustration in
the final ideas above. (These three planks
actually combine the top 6 ideas, after more than 1.5 million votes were
cast. For example, the Lobbyist Reform Act combines three top-ranking
If you vote yes, we'll add your personal endorsement to thousands of
others, and make sure your representatives in Congress know you back
So please vote now.
This is an important choice. Reining in the influence of
companies like BP and Goldman Sachs to
put the people back in charge of our government is probably the most
MoveOn has ever tackled. It'll take a major effort—electing true
progressives and pushing legislation—over years—to
these solutions. But unless we start right away, we might never get
Please take a moment now to vote. Voting ends at 9 pm EST on Wednesday.
Thanks for all you do,
–Ilyse, Eli, Milan, Lenore, and the rest of the team
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