MoveOn.org gives Movement For The People/ The Coffee Party a little help in Local Organizing around the Citizens United anniversary.
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Subject: Citizens United anniversary event in Portland Tuesday
We’ve got to build a stronger movement to get corporate cash out of our elections. Can you join with your neighbors to mark the anniversary of the Citizens United ruling on Tuesdayin Portland?
Dear MoveOn member,
This Friday marks one year since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision granted corporations the right to spend unlimited money on elections.And last November we saw what that decision meant: record-shattering spending by giant corporate interests that threatens the integrity of our democracy—and big wins for the Republicans.1
But the new spending records aren’t going to last long. Until we build a strong enough movement to repeal Citizens United we’re going to see more and more secret money from corporations flooding our elections.
So this year, to mark the anniversary of Citizens United, our friends at the Coffee Party and the Movement for the People coalition are organizing rallies, teach-ins, film screenings and more in cities all across the country.
In Portland there’s an event on Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at 7:00 PM.
Can you make it? Here’s a page from the Coffee Party website where you can RSVP and see all the details:http://my.coffeepartyusa.com/page/event/detail/publicforumpaneldiscussion/wr4j
If we’re going to reverse Citizens United we need to join with our neighbors and community to build a stronger movement and take action together to fix our democracy.
Hope you come on Tuesday in Portland.
Thanks for all you do.
–Robin, Ilyse, Laura, Eli, and the rest of the team
1. “Record Spending Amount for Midterm Election,” cbsnews.com, October 22, 2010
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