Dear Voter, - Government by the people
On this Independence Day, we've got a fresh opportunity to declare America's independence from big money control of our elections.
Encouraged by the success in Montana, We are launching an Amend 2012 campaign in California yesterday to give voters a voice against all the big money madness this November. We've got less than five weeks to gather 150,290 valid voter signatures so that Californians can declare their support on election day for a constitutional amendment overturning the Supreme Court's disastrous decision in Citizens United.
There's a lot to do in a short amount of time! We are printing petitions, contracting for canvass crews to fan out across the state, and setting up a volunteer operation. We have to pull together as much funds as possible from allies and donors for this ambitious drive, but need to raise substantial more funds to get to the finish line. We could also use volunteers to help us in this crucial task and restore our Democracy.
We know that Californians, like other Americans, are fed up with attempts by millionaires and big corporations to buy our elections; now we have to show them they can fight back. Our Western Region rebellion is spreading, and with California in the mix - a major State in the presidential election - we can send a loud message to Washington, DC that it's time to make elections of, by and for the people, not of, bought and paid for by special interests. We must hold our elected officials accountable to the people.
"Let us take back our city/state and make it Los Angeles governed by the people for the people"
So as you enjoy a day with family and friends, picnics and fireworks, please take a moment to support our 21st century declaration of independence - from big money.
Thanks for all you do,
and the rest of the team at Government by the people