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Dear MoveOn member,
Last Wednesday, big media companies and their lobbyists lost the battle to make the Internet into their own corporate playground. They spent millions to turn the Internet we know and love into a place where they make all the rules, all the choices, and all the money. And since it's an election year, they thought their big political contributions would buy them whatever legislation they wanted. Let's face it, that works a lot of the time.
Former Senator Chris Dodd, who now is the movie industry's chief lobbyist, went so far as to make this shocking statement after the Internet censorship vote in the Senate was postponed:1
Those who count on quote "Hollywood" for support need to understand that this industry is watching very carefully who's going to stand up for them when their job is at stake. Don't ask me to write a check for you when you think your job is at risk and then don't pay any attention to me when my job is at stake.
Big Hollywood media companies literally just tried to buy off politicians to get what they wanted. And if millions of people hadn't responded online in historic fashion last week, it might have worked.2 In other words, people power beat corporate power.
With the election only ten months away, the time to act is now. In order to get big money out of politics, we have to mobilize in an even bigger way than we did to protest Internet censorship—because we'll be taking on the corrupting influence of not only of Hollywood but also big oil, Wall Street banks, the insurance industry, and all other huge corporations. If we can raise $180,000 right away, we're ready to launch a new campaign online, on the ground, and over the airwaves, to get out ahead of all the deceptive spin, angry rhetoric, and big money that the corporations and the 1% will pour in to defend themselves. Will you chip in $5 to help us get this campaign off the ground?
Corporate money in politics corrupts the system and the people in it, but we can eliminate its influence. We're fighting for a constitutional amendment that says that corporations are not people and money is not speech. And we're calling on President Obama to issue an executive order, something he can do without Congress, that will force government contractors to disclose their political spending in real time. We'll put your contribution to work in online campaigns, ads, and field events across the country to help build the movement to get dirty money out of our political system.
These past two weeks prove that when we come together and act boldly, we can win anything. We beat the corporate lobbyists in their attempt to break the Internet. We can stop their influence in politics—period—if enough of us stand up. Will you join and chip in $5 to help us get this campaign get started?
Thanks for all you do.
–Garlin, Elena, Amy, Robin, and the rest of the team
1. "Consumer group accuses Hollywood of 'threatening politicians,'" The Hill, January 20, 2012
2. "SOPA protest by the numbers: 162M pageviews, 7 million signatures," Ars Technica, January 20, 2012
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