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From: "Steven Biel, MoveOn.org Political Action" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 6:47 AM
Subject: Come to the Community Forum in Las Vegas
Dear MoveOn member,
Had enough of Wall Street CEOs getting big bonuses and calling the shots in Washington? It's time to stop just yelling at our TVs. It's time to get together and take our democracy back for the 98% of us who don't have big lobbyists representing us in Washington.
Local residents concerned about corporate influence in our democracy are
meeting up at a community forum on Saturday, May 8, 2010, at 3:00 PM, and you're invited.
We'll discuss how the problem of corporate influence in Washington is hurting people in Las Vegas and nearby communities, and what we as regular folks can do about it.
This meeting is one of hundreds happening around the country to launch a massive movement to make Washington work for everyday Americans, not corporations. Can you make it? Here are the details:
What: Community Forum to end corporate influence in our democracy
Where: CLARK COUNTY LIBRARY (FLAMINGO AND MARYLAND PARKWAY) (in Las Vegas)
When: Saturday, May 8, 2010, at 3:00 PM
Here's the link to RSVP:
Corporations and their big money lobbyists have hijacked Washington, and local communities like Las Vegas are paying the price.
How could this happen? Because our
system of democracy allows big corporations to leverage their enormous
resources to buy elections and write policy.
It doesn't have to be this way. There are solutions. But we won't get the fundamental changes we need unless we fight back for our democracy. These meetings are the beginning of a national movement to stop the corporate domination of Washington and make democracy work for the rest of us.
Especially with our economy still hurting and so many problems still unsolved, we simply can't stand by and let the big corporations and their lobbyists continue to dominate Washington.
But if we're going to really solve this problem this fight, we need everyone who's concerned about the future of our democracy to come out and get involved. Click here to sign up for the Las Vegas Community Forum:
Thanks for all you do.
–Steven, Matthew, Annie, Ilya, and the rest of the team
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