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Here is another email that I got from MoveOn...  Again, they are using Social Media to spread their lies and messaging vis-a-vis Youtube.  I hope that people with some power on our side are also using these methods - they are much cheaper and the young people do check them out (I know, my kids are up all night long during the summer perusing the net).  See what they have to say...




Dear MoveOn member,

Think Obama's a shoo-in? 

Think again. Romney is ahead in a whole series of recent polls.1 And super PACs are poised to spend huge amounts of money to sway the race—just like they did yesterday in Wisconsin.

The good news is that in this election the Internet is giving us whole new ways to fight back at a fraction of the cost of a traditional ad campaign—and we're miles ahead of the right-wing Super PACs figuring out how to take advantage.

You see, today a single YouTube video can get more attention than a big-budget TV campaign. And people are far more likely to be persuaded by something shared by a friend than what they see on TV.

That's where we come in. With a tiny social media team of just four staff and a few interns, has figured out how to disseminate powerful messages to millions of people through social media. For instance, just one video we publicized on gay marriage alone reached more than 21 million people. To reach this many eyeballs with TV ads, it could cost almost a million dollars.3

Here's the kicker: We only need to raise $200,000 to fund this entire project for the next few critical months.

Can you chip in $5 to help counter the Super PACs using social media?

In 8 out of 16 national polls released over the last month, Romney is ahead.4 Anyone who says Obama's a shoo-in just isn't paying attention. But social media is giving us new ways to fight back—and is on the cutting edge. 

Research shows that more and more voters are getting news through social media like Facebook and Twitter.5 That's especially true of those under-30 voters.

We've spent a year working on the computer software and online tools that let us reach these viewers. Our high-tech platform supports a talented team of volunteer and staff editors who scour the Web for the highest impact progressive videos and graphics. When news breaks, they're ready to toss a wrench into the conservative spin machine.

But we need to scale up even more. Fox News reaches more than 2 million people per day. We can match that—we need to match that. We need to reach further into Facebook and other social media realms like Twitter, Digg, Reddit, and Pinterest, where hundreds of millions of Americans are spending huge chunks of time. The war of ideas is happening in short, 8 to 24 hour news cycles on the web, and we're ramping up to be right on the front lines.

Chip in $5 to help counter the Super PACs using social media.

Sometimes, all we need to counter the right's agenda is the right picture at the right moment. When Republicans in Congress convened a panel on birth control, but didn't bother to invite any women, that image of five middle-aged men said it all. Thousands instantly shared it on Facebook.

Other times, it's a gripping personal story that changes minds. When there was controversy about the Susan G. Komen Foundation, we featured a video by a gutsy breast cancer survivor named Linda, who had some no-nonsense words for the people who had let her down. More than 383,000 watched, as we and our allies mobilized phone calls and grassroots pressure—and Komen changed course.

It's an entirely new way of communicating, and MoveOn is proud to be a pioneer. We can't stop those right-wing SuperPACs from buying their old-fashioned TV ads. Yet. But we can beat them by investing in people-power and staying ahead of the curve in online campaigning.

Click here now to chip in $5.

Thanks for all you do.

–Angie, Brandon, Carrie, Linda, and the rest of the team


1. "General Election: Romney vs. Obama," Real Clear Politics, accessed June 6, 2012

2. "Super PACs' Let Strategists Off the Leash," The New York Times, May 20, 2012

3. "TV Cost & CPM Trends," Television Bureau of Advertising, accessed May 27, 2012

4. "General Election: Romney vs. Obama," Real Clear Politics, accessed June 6, 2012

5. How Social Media Is Taking Over the News Industry," Mashable, April 28, 2012

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I received this from a fellow tea partier, and could not believe my eyes.  We have sunken to possibly the lowest point in our history (surely the lowest in my lifetime) of Washington corruption - and now murder.  We need to be vocal!  We need to rise up and spread this information to everyone we know!  We are living in a country that is under attack from within, and our only chance of surviving this is to get him out of OUR WHITE HOUSE and restore order and peace to this country.  I am sickened.  The military may need to get involved, in my opinion.


It was suspicious as h*ll that when Andrew Breitbart suddenly fell to the ground dead in the dark morning hours of March 1, 2012, within seconds each and every single news service was screaming that his death was from "natural causes".  The man's body was still warm, he hadn't even been delivered to the coroner's office yet - how could the media be so positive as to what killed him?  Their reaction is even more suspicious given the stark contrast to how they'd just treated another famous person's sudden death barely two weeks earlier - i.e., Whitney Houston.  Though the entire world knew this woman to be a drug addict who clearly had to have died of an overdose, the media flatly refused to state any opinion on cause of her death.  Instead, like mindless robots, each and every one of them droned "We will not know what killed her until after an autopsy is performed".  Compare this to how the same media instantly screamed that Breitbart died of 'natural causes'.  Come on, if they waited for the report on Whitney, why didn't they wait for the one on Andrew?  If they couldn't be sure about a gaunt, glassy-eyed drug addict, why were they so sure about a totally healthy man?  And so fast?  Yeah, color me suspicious.


And now, folks, the suspicion has gotten only worse.  The man who confirmed the media's suspicious (and hasty) claims that Andrew Breitbart died of natural causes (i.e., a heart attack) has suddenly himself dropped dead.  Los Angeles County coroner's official, Michael Cormier has just died of suspected arsenic poisoning - a suspicion confirmed by Lt. Alan Hamilton of the Los Angeles Police Department.


There is a second reason why I am deeply suspicious of Breitbart's tragic and unexpected death.  To begin with, the entire world knows that he was the loudest and the most effective critic of President Barack Hussein Obama.  It was Andrew who exploded the Pigford scandal on the world; it was Andrew who exposed Obama's connection with the vile, corrupt ACORN group; it was Andrew who was the first major news source to holler about the bloody horror of the Gun Running scandal in which Obama's corrupt Attorney General Eric Holder had murdered an American border agent (and countless hundreds, if not thousands, of innocent Mexicans) by putting guns into the hands of Mexican drug cartels.  Yes, Andrew was a distinct threat to Obama - especially given that the President is now almost assured of losing his re-election because of those very sickening scandals which Andrew screamed about.  Without question, the President (and definitely his wife) would have wanted Breitbart out of the way - in any way possible; ergo, my suspicions about Andrew's 'natural death' were enormous.  But those fears only grew worse when, within days of Andrew's death, I stumbled upon a seemingly innocuous announcement on another blog site. 


The owner of that site, Leo Donofrio, is (or was) a second thorn in the side of the President - and a sharp one.  Donofrio is a brilliant lawyer whose site "Natural Born Citizen" had uncovered a shocking scandal about the President - legal proof that Obama was not eligible to run for President.  In superb and easily understood legal language, Donofrio proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that Obama's birth violated a Supreme Court statute (Minor v. Happersett, 1874) wherein the Court ruled unanimously that only those American citizens born of parents who both were American citizens themselves at the time of their child's birth could be eligible for the Oval Office.  Since Obama's father had never been an American citizen in his life (the father had been born in and was a citizen of Kenya), Obama himself was therefore ineligible to be President.  As if that wasn't bad enough, Donofrio had also uncovered a further horrible scandal - shortly before Obama's election as President in 2008, the hugely powerful legal website,, had erased ALL mention of Minor v. Happersett from its website.  As a result, the single most powerful legal website in America, one which even lawyers consulted for proof of their claims, had just caused to vanish the Supreme Court case that proved Obama was ineligible.  This erasure of legal documents continued for nearly two years before Donofrio uncovered it - at which point, Justia freaked and tried to restore the stolen documents to its site in sweaty secrecy.  Unfortunately for them, Donofrio shattered that secrecy by screaming about it from his website.  But - suddenly - those screams stopped.


Barely 2 weeks after Andrew fell dead to the sidewalk outside his home, Donofrio shocked the web world by shutting down his site.  Leo's official explanation rings hollow in my mind:  "After long consideration and discussion with my family, I am saying goodbye to this blog and the law. I am retiring my law license and will be concentrating on making films, and writing music."  Folks, in my mind, this means only one thing - Leo was terrified he would be killed just as it is now suspected Andrew was.  In short, the opponents of Obama are afraid, they are very afraid.


And now the fear only deepens.  If Breitbart did not die of 'natural causes', only one person could have proven that - his coroner.  Only his coroner could have gotten hold of the lab reports, plus his own examination, that would have proven beyond a doubt that Andrew was actually murdered, his death covered up to look a heart attack.  Yes, Breitbart's coroner could have been a third and even more terrible thorn in the President's side.  But now - like Andrew and Leo - that 'thorn' has abruptly left the scene.  Breitbart's coroner has just turned up dead. 


I am suspicious.  And I am angry.  And - what makes my anger worse - I'm also afraid.

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Seriously, you have to give them credit for being the biggest hounds on the planet!  I signed onto the enemy website to see what they were sending out and today I got my third request for money from the Obama Campaign.  Can you spare $3?  Mind chipping in?  This is really a pathetic attempt to drain even the poorest of the poor - they don't bother asking for a normal amount: $10, $25, $50.  Na - not this classy bunch of politicitians.  They want the $3 buck donations to be send in over and over and over, til you don't even realize what you have sent them!!  

Anyway, just putting this out there to keep us informed of their movements...  Every time I get one of these, I get a sick feeling - they are good on the technology side.  They also use lingo directed at younger donors or people who are 'kinda simple' as my mom used to say, as if you are getting a little instant message from your friend Barack, or your pal MIchelle.  Again, it makes me sick.  But I do think we need to be doing similar things...


Voter --

There are two ways to look at it: This is yet another email from the campaign in your inbox. Or this email is making our organization stronger.

Grassroots support, especially online, is how we compete with our opponents. And we won't win without it.

If you've got a few bucks to spare, mind chipping in before midnight?



Rufus Gifford
National Finance Director
Obama for America

P.S. -- Last call for the chance to fly to L.A. to meet President Obama at George Clooney's house. Enter here -- deadline is midnight.

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Here is the latest campaign tactic to come out from the NON-PROFIT EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATION MoveOn.Org: they are planning to send out e-blasts via Facebook and other social media to our young adults 'freaking them out' about students loans, debt, and the rising cost of college by blaming the GOP.  We are all well aware of the rising cost of an education in this country, but their whole aim is to blame the Republicans.  How is they are considered non-partisan and educational when they out right say their intent is to lay blame on the conservative candidate?  Their goal is not to make college any more affordable or to inform anyone of the facts concerning the cost, but to scare them into voting for a communist!  Anyway, you see for yourself what their latest messaging is all about.  And by the way, they want 5 bucks too...

How is it they qualify for this? Civic Action is a 501(c)(4) organization which primarily focuses on nonpartisan education and advocacy on important national issues. Political Action is a federal political committee which primarily helps members elect candidates who reflect our values through a variety of activities aimed at influencing the outcome of the next election. Political Action and Civic Action are separate organizations.


Hi—I wanted to make sure you saw this email we sent the other day. This is an incredible opportunity, and every dollar counts!

Young voters could decide the 2012 election, and Republicans are slapping them in the face by trying to double the interest rates on student loans this July. We've got a plan to make sure every college student in America knows what's happening and who's to blame. Can you donate $5?

Dear MoveOn member, 

In 2008, young people voted in record numbers and went for President Obama over John McCain by more than 2-to-1.1 This year, every election expert agrees that if that happens again, Obama will win easily—and the Democrats will probably win back the Congress.

And now Republicans have handed us a golden opportunity to fire up young people to vote in 2012.

You see, because of Republican obstruction in Congress, interest rates on college loans are set to double this July—pouring even more debt on a generation already drowning in student loans. President Obama is pushing Congress to stop it, but as usual Republicans have dug in their heels.2

To make sure young people know what's happening, we're launching one of the largest online ad campaigns in MoveOn history—putting ads on the Facebook page of every college student in America to warn them about this Armageddon of student debt.

We've already tested several versions of these ads, and we know they're effective at getting students to take action. But we'll have to scrap the plan unless we can raise $200,000 from MoveOn members. Can you chip in $5?

Yes, I can contribute $5 to help make sure young people vote in 2012.

MoveOn has already heard from hundreds of thousands of young people freaking out about this—and we're already working to make sure they call Congress, register to vote, and keep taking action on campus.

But really, we need to reach the millions of young people who aren't hearing about this, and hands down the best way to reach them is on Facebook. 

Facebook ads are awesome because unlike TV, radio, or newspaper ads, people can click on them and sign up to take action. And of course, Facebook is where young voters spend so much of their time.

Nothing strikes fear into the hearts of Republican strategists like the idea of another wave of young voter turnout like in 2008, and this Republican war on students gives us a chance to make it happen, if we can act fast.

Click here to contribute $5 to help make sure young people vote in 2012.

Student debt has become an absolutely explosive issue among young people. Since 1999, student loan debt has increased by more than 500%. You may not realize it if you don't have kids or if you went to college 10 or 20 years ago, but it now costs on average more than $21,000 a year to go to a public school with in-state tuition. The best private schools are almost triple that much.3

In fact, we've seen two of the largest petitions in MoveOn history in recent months calling on Congress to provide relief for those drowning in student debt. This is a sleeping giant of an issue, and in the coming weeks it can really blow up.

The Republicans' doubling of interest rates is just the latest attack on students. For years they've been slashing funding for higher education, leading directly to skyrocketing tuition at public colleges and universities. Just last year, they cut $8 billion out of the Pell Grant program for low-income students and reduced the income threshold for eligibility for a full Pell Grant.4

This is the ultimate teachable moment for young voters, showing them who's on their side and why it's so important to vote. With your help, we can make this one of the key turning points of the 2012 election.

Can you contribute $5 to help make sure young people vote in 2012?

Thanks for all you do.

–Steven, Joan, Wes, Marika, and the rest of the team


1. "Young Voters in the 2008 Election," Pew Research Center for People & the Press, November 12, 2008

2. "Obama To Make Student Loans a Campaign Issue," Slate, April 20, 2012

3. "Chart of the Day: Student Loans Have Grown 511% Since 1999," The Atlantic, August 18, 2011

"College costs climb, yet again," CNN Money, October 29, 2011

4. "Student loan rate hike: What you need to know," CNN Money, April 24, 2012

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These people are the king and queen of disinformation...

First Lady Hails Free-Contraception Mandate: 'We Made History'

Michelle Obama

First lady Michelle Obama. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

( – First Lady Michelle Obama boasted at a campaign event in Omaha, Neb. on Tuesday that "we made history" when the president's health care proposal was enacted and the administration issued a regulation mandating that insurance companies provide women with free contraceptives.

"Two years ago, we made history together by finally passing health reform," said Mrs. Obama. "And because we passed this law, insurance companies will now have to cover basic preventive care--things like prenatal care, mammograms, contraception--at no extra cost."

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finalized the "preventive services" regulation in January and it will take effect for most employers on Aug. 1. The regulation mandates that nearly all health insurance plans in the United States must provide women with sterilizations and all FDA-approved contraceptives (including those that can induce abortions) without any fees or co-pay.

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and many Catholic leaders in the United States have voiced strong opposition to the mandate because they say it would force Catholics--whose church teaches that sterilization, contraception and abortion are wrong--to act against their consciences and the teachings of their faith. In comments submitted to the Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called the regulation an "unprecedented attack" on religious liberty and asked the administration to rescind it in its entirety.

A number of Catholic institutions, including Ave Maria University, Belmont Abbey College, and EWTN, have sued the administration over the regulation arguing that it violates their First Amendment right to the free exercise of religion.

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Here is the latest release that I got from Messina...  (ugh)


Big news: In 10 days, President Obama is hitting the campaign trail.

On Saturday, May 5th, the President and First Lady Michelle Obama are holding the first two public rallies of the campaign in Columbus, Ohio, and Richmond, Virginia. He'll speak about how far we've come, and lay out the very real stakes in this election: Are we going to continue to move forward, rebuilding an economy that's meant to last, with a growing middle class and more Americans getting a fair shot? Or are we going to go back to the same failed policies that crashed our economy and left too many folks struggling to catch up? That's the choice.

These kinds of events are one of the hallmarks of this organization. Millions of people first came to know and support candidate Barack Obama in 2007 and 2008 when they met him at rallies and town halls in their communities. We're now entering the general election of his final campaign -- this day should be something pretty special.

The President would like two supporters from across the country and their guests to meet him backstage before he goes on at the first rally. Supporters like you are the core of this campaign -- so we're opening this up to anyone willing to sign up.

Right now, by signing up to receive important campaign updates on your phone, you will be automatically entered to join the President backstage.

What we're looking at right now is essentially the start of a general election. We've all but got our opponent. This is what we've been building for since we launched this campaign last April -- and we're ready to go.

I can tell you the President can't wait to get out there.

You really can't lose on this one: As part of our mobile community, you'll be sure to hear about events near you, when the President will be in your area, and other campaign news.

And signing up right now just might land you the chance to meet President Obama backstage before he starts firing folks up.

Want to be there with him? Sign up for text updates -- and be automatically entered for you and a guest to meet him backstage:



Jim Messina
Campaign Manager
Obama for America

P.S. -- Even if you can't be there, you'll still be able see the first rally for yourself. We'll be streaming the event live on our site. Stay tuned for more information about that.

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Here is the latest email from Obama and friends.  Georgie is hosting a party at his house for all the Obummer crowd.  So glad I will not be there..


Joan --

Want to meet George Clooney and Barack Obama -- at Clooney's house?

He's hosting supporters at his home next month to help build support for this campaign and elect President Obama in November. And he's saving seats for two grassroots supporters like you and their guests. It's just not a chance most people get -- well, ever.

For a chance to hang out with President Obama at George Clooney's house, donate $3 or whatever you can to be automatically entered to win.

George Clooney is doing his part to help re-elect the President, but he also knows that it's folks like you who will decide this election. That's why we're reserving a few spots for grassroots supporters.

If you donate $3 or whatever you can today, you'll be doing your part to support the campaign, and be automatically entered to join them in Los Angeles.

If you ask me, this is far too good to pass up:



Julianna Smoot
Deputy Campaign Manager
Obama for America

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Here is what I got from the Obama camp this morning...  as if they were not behind the Wall Street protests.  They will be out in force raising class warfare this summer, you can be sure!!  This was Barry''s only job experience before the idiots in this  country elected him.  Hopefully we can take our country back in November!

Joan --

I'm writing because Barack needs you out there this summer.

Through the Organizing Fellowship program, you can work in a full-time volunteer position, learn the principles of field organizing, and then carry out important grassroots activities on the ground.

This summer, thousands of these organizing fellows are going to help lead our grassroots organization -- recruiting volunteers and running events to help more people make their voices heard.

It's an amazing experience -- one that could change your life while shaping this country for decades to come.

If you take a position as a fellow, you'll help more people to step up at the local level, where there are so many opportunities to make so much change. You'll register voters, recruit and train volunteers, run phone banks, have conversations with people on their front porches, and build the relationships that will bring your community together to fight for progress.

There will be difficult days, and long ones, too. But being an organizer is one of the best experiences you can have working in politics.

The people who take on this challenge will not only help move this country forward -- they'll also become the next generation of leaders.

The strength of this organization comes from the people involved. We never could have come this far without folks like you who have a passion for organizing and a commitment to finishing what we started together.

If you're ready to play a critical role in our grassroots campaign, apply now -- or forward this note to someone you know who may be interested:

Thank you,


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Obama plans to use this Buffet Rule to push his political agenda - he knew it would not pass and that is why he waited to do it now before the elections while the Republicans hold the majority in Congress instead of while the Democrats held the majority in Congress.  Check out this letter that I received from his camp today...  It is all a set up to say: is this what we want in November?  A guy who supports his rich buddies and his own interests or the middle class?  They will fall for it too.  Just wait for the media backlash!!

Joan --

I love the Buffett Rule for the same reason Mitt Romney opposes it.

It levels the playing field in America by closing tax loopholes and ensuring that millionaires aren't paying a tax rate that's lower than what many middle-class families are paying.

And it's going to be one of the issues that will define this election.

We've got a new interactive tool that shows how Mitt Romney and some other millionaires play by their own set of rules -- the same rules they're trying to make sure you and I don't ever get to change.

Compare your tax rate to Mitt Romney's -- and see how the Buffett R...

I can't think of a better way to illustrate the choice this country is facing in November. This is the way it breaks down:

The Buffett Rule closes loopholes and asks millionaires to pay at least as much as middle-class families, so that we can share the burden of reducing our deficit and investing in programs important to a strong middle class, like education, innovation and infrastructure.

Romney not only opposes the Buffett Rule, but he wants to make things even more unfair. He will explode the deficit by giving more tax breaks to the wealthy -- and place the burden of paying for them on the backs of the middle class and seniors.

This November, it's one or the other. We either stick with a President who fights for the middle class, or we choose a candidate who fights to protect an unfair status quo that benefits him at the expense of our economy and the middle class. You'll be hearing a lot about the Buffett Rule in the coming days. But remember this: It's not about class warfare, and it's certainly not about some arcane policy disagreement. It's about common-sense fairness.

If you're still curious about what the Buffett Rule would actually do, take a look around the new website now:



Stephanie Cutter
Deputy Campaign Manager
Obama for America

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Message from Messina: give $3 now!

I have been receiving these regularly - gotta give them credit they ask for $3 a pop and I bet there are many Obamanite giving them their change.  I am surely not one of them!!  I am on this list because I was a student of Political Science and worked in Marketing for years.  I always want to know what the competition is doing.    

I also post these here so that all can see what they are doing in their efforts to take America away from the hardworking Americans that love this country.  When Obama spoke of change, he wasn't kidding.  He wants to change everything about this country: our position of power in the world, or strong economic based status; our free market system.  His idea of change is to remove us from our leadership position in the world to be more aligned with other Socialist/Communist countries  You see, Socialism only works when EVERYONE plays along.  The Europeans, although allies of ours technically, are no less jealous than any other third world country of our power and our position in the world.  In fact, when you read of 'the French' keep in mind that their demographics have changed A TON since they opened the flood gates of immigration to their previous held colonies Tunisia, Algeria and the like.  Europe is not what it used to be, and if Obama had his way, America would have a similar fate.  

I, for one, am not going to stand by and not speak up about it.  I hope that our side has just as strong a message going out to our team.  It is nice to know that we have big donors pulling through for our side, because we are up against an incombent and you can bet that he has raided the kitty for campaign funds to help support his efforts.  We already know that he has given generous subsidies to his union buddies, and they are surely kicking the money back around full circle.  So in reality, we are all paying for his re-election campaign.  Here is the latest message that I received from his campaign manager (kinda makes me sick every time I get one of these!!).


Here's an excerpt from an article published in today's Washington Post:

"An anonymous donor gave $10 million late last year to run ads attacking President Obama... And in the new, free-wheeling environment of independent political giving, the identity of this donor, like many others, is likely to remain a permanent mystery. The donation went to Crossroads GPS, the conservative nonprofit group founded with support of political strategist Karl Rove."

This new system of unlimited, anonymous giving is the number one threat to President Obama staying in office.

If this $10 million check swings this election to Mitt Romney, the public won't even know the name of the contributor who bought the election. But Karl Rove will -- and you can bet that Rove will do his best to make sure he, she, or it (since this could be a check straight from a corporation) will have a seat at the table in a Romney administration.

This is cynical stuff -- a cold-blooded attempt to withhold from the public the names of the billionaires and corporations who are trying to buy our government. But we've got 1.8 million people so far who have stood up to be counted in support of President Obama.

You're one of them. But the reality is that with $10 million checks about to unleash a flood of negative ads trashing President Obama, we've all got to dig a little deeper.

Donate $3 or more today:

More soon.


Jim Messina
Campaign Manager
Obama for America

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I am on a list to receive this crap, because I want to see what they are telling their constituents.  The one thing they are really good at is spreading propaganda.  So learn their messaging and inform OUR PEOPLE of what they will be saying.  Romney has never said that he is going to cut Medicare, and the millionaires and billionaires are paying the lion share of the taxes as it is.  He has no plan to fix our economy so all he can do is attack our candidate.  Please spread the word so we can have the upper hand this time!  Their message is this: The more Americans learn about Mitt Romney, the less they like him, and the less they trust him.  I find that to be completely the opposite.  Let's fight their negative ad with negative press about their boy Obama!  Here is the letter...


Dear Joan,

By now you've probably seen the news: The amazing -- and amazingly negative -- Republican race for president is all but over. Mitt Romney is almost certainly our opponent in this election.

That means America will have a very clear choice come November.

The President believes that this is a make-or-break moment for the middle class, and that without a strong and thriving middle class, we'll never have the growth we need.

That's why he's fighting for an economy rooted in our fundamental values -- one in which Americans can not only find work, but where folks who work hard can get ahead, responsibility is rewarded, and everyone, from Main Street to Wall Street, plays by the same rules.

He's fighting for an economy that's built to last, with a genuine and sustained commitment to education and training, advanced manufacturing, and homegrown, American energy.

He's fighting for a country in which every child has a chance, and every American, after a lifetime of work, can count on retiring with dignity and security.

And he's fighting to ensure that the responsibility for delivering on that future is broadly shared, which means ending the budget-busting tax cuts for the wealthy that add to our deficits and crowd out the very investments we need to grow.

Mitt Romney has a different, and frighteningly familiar, view.

He thinks you grow our economy from the top down.

He'd take us back to an economy based on outsourcing, risky financial schemes, and massive tax cuts for the wealthy. He'd return to the policy of allowing Wall Street, Big Oil, and other special interests to write their own rules.

But that's not all. Below are five other things that should give Americans pause.

Forward this email -- and if you're ready for this fight, become the newest member of the Truth Team today and help get the facts out from now till Election Day.

1. Romney's positions are the most radically anti-women of any candidate in a generation: He supports banning all abortions, backed a so-called "personhood" amendment that could make certain forms of birth control illegal, and says he would "get rid of" federal funding for Planned Parenthood that provides preventive services like cancer screenings for millions of women.

2. Romney would repeal Obamacare. Insurance companies would once again be allowed to run up premiums, unjustifiably deny coverage for pre-existing conditions, drop patients when they get sick, discriminate against women by charging them more for coverage than men, and spend more of your premium dollars on CEO profits and bonuses instead of your actual health care.

3. Romney is a risk when it comes to foreign policy and national security. On many of these questions, he has shifted his position for political reasons, even within the same campaign. His only clear commitment is to endless wars: He has no plan to end the war in Afghanistan and would leave our troops there indefinitely. He called the President's decision to bring our troops home from Iraq by last Christmas "tragic."

4. Despite the lessons of recent history, Romney would double down on the disastrous tax policies that handed windfalls to the wealthy, but stacked the deck against the middle class. Under Romney, millionaires and billionaires would get a $250,000 tax cut, while families with kids making less than $40,000 a year would, on average, actually see their taxes go up. To the surprise of no one, Romney also opposes the Buffett Rule. He would allow millionaires to continue to take advantage of loopholes and special deals that often allow them to pay a lower tax rate than the middle class. And he supports tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas.

5. Romney would end Medicare as we know it -- replacing it with a voucher scheme that would drive profits for insurance companies by forcing seniors to purchase private insurance, paying whatever costs a voucher wouldn't cover out of their own limited budgets.

Romney and his special-interest allies are going to spend the next seven months trying to deny, downplay, or hide these facts from voters. It's on us to speak the truth.

So print these out, post them on your fridge, and share them on Facebook. Send this list around to friends who are on the fence.

When and if your mother-in-law, or cousin, or best friend claims that Romney is "moderate," you need to know what to say.

You are the President's voice out there, and I can't stress enough how you will be the difference between voters hearing our message or not. The more Americans learn about Mitt Romney, the less they like him, and the less they trust him.

Sign up to join the Truth Team today -- help get the facts out every day, keep the other side honest, and make sure people know the truth about Mitt Romney's and the President's records:

If people know the truth about Mitt Romney and President Obama, who they are, and their very different plans for this country, there's no way we can lose this thing.

This race is on.

Let's go,


Jim Messina
Campaign Manager
Obama for America

P.S. -- We put together a video highlighting some of Romney's severely conservative positions -- which we all need to remember as we head into the general election. Take a look, and make sure your friends see it too.

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One year ago today was the official launch of the Obama 2012 campaign.

On April 4th, 2011, President Obama sent you a message, copied below, to kick this thing off, and about five staffers and I came to work in an empty office in Chicago with nothing but a desire to build this campaign the right way, with you at the heart of it.

Today, I've got some news that I wanted you to hear first: More grassroots supporters pitched in during the first fundraising quarter of 2012 than in any before.

We're still crunching the numbers before our official report to the FEC later this month, but as of Saturday at midnight, more than 1.8 million people had stepped up to own a piece of this campaign.

Saturday in particular was the single biggest day of grassroots support yet -- more than 118,000 contributions in 24 hours alone leading up to the deadline. That's more than any single day in the history of this campaign.

At the very same time, we were out registering thousands of new voters, recruiting volunteers in every state, and reaching out to independent voters to talk about the President's accomplishments.

Thank you.

Not just for your support this quarter -- thank you for committing to what this campaign stands for, like the idea that we ought to rebuild an economy where hard work pays, responsibility is rewarded and everyone plays by the same rules.

Thank you for standing behind the President as he brings the war in Afghanistan to a responsible end. Thank you for supporting an energy policy for the 21st Century to boost our economy and save our planet, and for committing to protect women's health from those who would turn back the clock.

We've put something together to remind all of us about the spirit of how we got here. Check it out and share it with someone you know who should get involved.

Today's an important day in this race for another reason: Mitt Romney won three more primaries last night, and an increasing number of folks in the Republican Party establishment are calling for the GOP nominating process to come to an end. (No surprise there: It's been a disaster for their party and may well be producing a candidate that will be the most unpopular nominee in presidential campaign history.)

A number of states still haven't voted, and the race on their side won't be over officially for several weeks or even months. But the reality is that we're very close to the start of what's effectively a general election.

That means we've all got to refocus the way we've been thinking about this race right now -- and dig in and work even harder to help re-elect Barack Obama.

Every phone call you make, every conversation you have, every dollar you give, translates into an organization that will get voters to the polls on November 6th, 2012.

So if you've been waiting to step up your support, now's the time to jump in.

Take a look at what we've put together and share it with someone you know who needs to get involved:

Seven months to go.


Jim Messina
Campaign Manager
Obama for America

P.S. -- We've put together a video for today that I think you'll love -- it should get you pretty fired up. 

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Dear fellow MoveOn member,

My name is Kathleen, and I'm helping run a 99% Spring action training next week. I'm in Denver, but there's a training in Lewisville too and I hope you'll go.

I know just how broken our economy is right now. You see, I have been out of work for some time, and as an older person, it is tough to find work at my age.

I see gas prices spiking, food prices increasing, and there seems to be no end to how difficult the 1% wants to make it for the rest of us. I think it's time to say "No, we've had enough!" Every day I tell myself, "They don't get to win ... not without a fight from me."

Today is the anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., and I'm leading a nonviolent direct action training next week because I'm ready to follow in his footsteps, and the footsteps of so many everyday people throughout our history who have taken courageous action to stand up for justice.

After our training here in Denver, we're planning a huge protest on Tax Day to demand that the 1% pay their fair share. But I don't want things to end there. I hope we're part of a huge national wave—a true 99% Spring—of direct action challenging the destructive greed and influence of the 1%.

I want you to help make that happen along with me. I understand there's a training planned in Lewisville on Saturday, Apr. 14, 2012, at 12:00 PM. Will you join in?

Yes, count me in!

No, I can't make it, but I'd like to take action on Tax Day.

At the trainings, we'll discuss how to tell the story of what happened to our economy and learn crucial skills that will help us take effective action. Anyone can participate! People from every walk of life, from every community, at any age have a role to play—you don't need any special experience.

I believe that right now we have the chance to stand together. If enough people like you and me join in—people who understand that our system is broken and want to do something about it—we could win real change. The struggles to transform our country have never been won from the top down. Great change happens through grassroots movements and people taking bold action.

The wave of direct action I want to see spread this spring is already starting to build, not only where I live here in Denver but in places like Sanford, Florida, where students and young people are mobilizing on Monday—the first day of our nationwide trainings—to protest the injustice of the killing of Trayvon Martin.

Over the next 60 days, groups all over the country are planning to carry the wave of action forward. They will confront tax-dodging millionaires, greedy Wall Street CEOs, dirty energy polluters, politicians pushing voter suppression in the states, corporations trying to buy our elections, and more.

Martin Luther King Jr. taught us that "the ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

I'm so inspired to know that tens of thousands of people have already signed up, and I want you to join us. Can you make it to the training in Lewisville on Saturday, Apr. 14, 2012, at 12:00 PM?

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I will post these emails that I receive in case you are interested in the left's 'movement' propaganda...  I am apparently on their mailing distribution ever since I signed onto Obama's website (ugh).  We women on the right need to stand up and call these people on their BS!!


Joni Preston

Dear MoveOn member,

Have you seen it?

It's the ad starring five courageous women from the MoveOn community taking on Republicans for their radical and dangerous views on women.

So far it's been on Hardball, The Last Word, CNN, ABC World News, and more.1 Incredibly, it was even praised by a Fox News analyst on The O'Reilly Factor: "As a Republican, while I don't like it, I actually think it is a hard-hitting and will be a highly effective ad."2

Why is it effective? Because it shows American women the danger of a Republican victory for their health and rights. And even Bill O'Reilly knows "it is likely that American women will be the deciding factor in the presidential election."3 But our expert media buyers tell us it can only be effective if more people see it.

Can you stand behind the five women MoveOn members in this ad by keeping their voices on the air? Can you help stand up for all American women by contributing to the fight against the GOP's war on women? 

Yes, I can contribute $5.

The brave women who appear in this ad are throwing the words of Rush Limbaugh, Rick Santorum, and others back in their faces—helping to expose their archaic views. Three of these women shared their reasons for putting themselves on the line to bring women's voices to the debate on women's health.

Katherine: "I'm outraged that there is even an argument about insurance coverage for female contraception, much less the right to contraception itself."

Ann: "Lack of reproductive choice has been at the heart of multiple generations of premature death, trauma, and suffering in my family."

Michelle: "As the mother of a 3-year-old daughter, it is my duty to protect and fight for HER rights and her future."

Katherine, Michelle, and Ann are part of a nationwide movement standing up against the GOP's war on women. All of them need your support to continue the fight.

Can you contribute $5 to help fight against the war on women?

Together, MoveOn members and other progressives helped stop Congress from redefining rape and the Komen foundation from defunding Planned Parenthood.4 Now with this ad and more we'll keep fighting back against the Republican war on women.

Thanks for all you do.

–Elena, Joan, Stephen, Marika, and the rest of the team


1. Hardball with Chris Matthews, MSNBC, March 14, 2012

The Last Word with with Lawrence O'Donnell, MSNBC, March 14, 2012

Erin Burnett Outfront, CNN, March 13, 2012

ABC World News, March 17, 2012

2. " ad hits GOP for waging a 'war on women,'" Fox News, March 15, 2012

3. " ad hits GOP for waging a 'war on women,'" Fox News, March 15, 2012

4. "House GOP Caves On Redefining Rape Bill," Mother Jones, February 3, 2011

"Komen Reverses Decision on Funding Planned Parenthood," Bloomberg, February 14, 2012


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Obama Makes Free Speech a FELONY

The Freedom of speech that we are entitled to in the First Amendment has been DELETED by this president in secret and signed into LAW.  HR347 gives secret service agents (hand picked by the president) sweeping powers to decide where we can and can't protest his policies.  They are able to determine NO FREE SPEECH ZONES!!  

For 230 years we have had the right to debate policies by any political figure.  This freedom of speech has been abridged.  Very little public debate in Congress.   Speech violations, the right to petition the government for a redress of your grievances, association violations will all fall into this category.  It gives unbridled power to the Secret Service members hired by Obama to decide where we can speak up against him - and since Obama is able to assign Secret Service protection to whomever he chooses - then they can decide that we are not entitled to protest those designated by the president as part of his team (David Axelrod, for example).  We need to be outraged and protest Congress on this one!  Destruction of our basic liberties happening live!

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President Obama will be forced by circumstances to apologise: Genuine Birth Certificate surfaces – Americans have been led to believe otherwise, revelation to change the political landscape

Posted by African Press International on March 9, 2012

By api

Now it is here and places the president in the African continent. The debate surrounding it will now end after the revelation, and those who have not been telling the truth will have to be made answerable one way or another.

The revelation, however, coming during this election year 2012 is doing no good to the democratic party.

 API on Tuesday the 6th March evening received President Obama’s genuine birth certificate. API decided not to hurry in publishing it immediately because we wanted to be sure of the content value.

Now that the scrutiny has been done, the publishing of the Birth certificate that will clear the air once and for all is being done without prejudice. This may force the US president to apologise to the American people for having been kept in the dark on the issue for a long time now on demanding the publishing of the birth certificate by President Obama. Coast province? Check it out Coast province? Check it out

 API will scan in here a letter from Coast Provincial Birth Registration Office in the next few hours or days, depending on how quick API is cleared to do so.

The purpose of scanning the official letter is to ensure that what we have received as you see here is fully collaborated officially. : Obama registration sir edward of lavender was the colonial registrar in Mombasa in 1961? Check it out and satisfy yourself by weighing the facts individually. : Obama registration sir edward of lavender was the colonial registrar in Mombasa in 1961? Check it out and satisfy yourself by weighing the facts individually.

Everyone knows that the documents are very sensitive and are not for misuse by any person to gain upper hand in political games.

It is, however, fair that the whole truth is brought to light and have the whole saga put to rest once and for all.

Many people seem to be of the opinion that there is a plan to hide from them the real thing. The US President says he is born in Hawaii. Many documents being circulated worldwide says otherwise. Therefore, it is very important to be outright and get the real thing on the table without witch hunt or without trying to malign the president’s name, unless the truth is not what he personally has said.

A duly signed official letter and a very special document will be scanned here for all to see – this comes in a few hours or days, depending on how quick API gets the clearance to do so. The two documents will put the issue to rest and clear the air once and for all who wish to know the true facts of this case file that has bothered a section of the American people!

It is only reasonable to continue working on this case in order to reveal the truth of the matter.

Another issue important to consider is why many are so interested in this. If Obama has ruled now for three good years and is now in his fourth year – and already asking for another term that will give him new 4 years in the White House, is there any wrongdoing when he actually has delivered leadership and continues to do so? He has not run down the country, so what is all the farce about where he is born? After all, he has lived in the US all his life.

REVEALED: President Obama is a lucky man – The Kenyan born ruler of the American people

Posted by African Press International on April 13, 2011


Now, President Obama has announced his intention to run for a second term despite questions on his citizenship and the eagerness by the Americans to see his real birth certificate to ascertain where he was born.

The Mombasa-born US President has managed to run the White House very well since January 2009, despite pressure on him to reveal his real citizenship to the American people, and he now wants a second term in office. Elections in the US in 2012 will most probably be like in 2008 when pressure mounted seeking to have him produce his genuine birth certificate. Obama has decided not to reveal his citizenship because if he does, he will be taken to court for having ruled a country against the constitution which states that a president must be a citizen by birth.

Sources disclose to API that President Obama will write a very interesting biography revealing his birthplace, but only when he is no longer the President. One thing he should not forget, however, is the fact that he can still be prosecuted after leaving office.

The former Mombasa Imam who gave Obama’s mother the birth certificate after the birth of Barack Hussein Obama is now living in the UK after seeking for asylum in 2008 when the subject of Obama’s citizenship was in top gear. The Imam fled Mombasa to Britain where – saying he did so for his own safety. The former Imam tells API that he will soon hold a press conference on the issue when it feels safe to do so..


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Check out the flyer that I got from the Occupy organization...  They are considered a non-profit?   WTH!  Non-Partisan? Civic Action is a 501(c)(4) organization which primarily focuses on nonpartisan education and advocacy on important national issues. 

99% Spring action training FAQ

What are the 99% Spring action trainings?
Inspired by Occupy Wall Street and the fight for workers in Madison, Wisconsin, the 99% will rise up this spring. One hundred thousand people from across the country will gather in community centers, churches, schools, and homes April 9-15 to receive training on non-violent direct action. We will apply what we learned from these trainings to take action on our campaigns to win change in our communities. Click here to sign up to host a 99% Spring Training.

What will the training include?
The training will provide an opportunity to bring our movement together so that we can equip ourselves with the skills we need to take direct action this spring. Right after we are trained, we will apply what we learned by taking action against the banking industry and Wall Street with actions all across the country. The training will focus on three key areas:

  • The economy. We will tell the story of our current economy: how we got here, who is responsible and what we can do about it. We will talk about what a new economic vision could look like that represents the values of the 99%.
  • Non-violent direct action. Knowing our movement history will help us tell the current story of the 99%. There is no better way to take action then by learning what social justice movements have done in the past. We have a rich history to draw from that can guide us as we take action this spring.
  • Take action. We'll learn how to take action by developing and preparing for tactics that will help build our movement's power. We will then use this information to take action on our own campaigns to win change.

I just decided to host a 99% Spring training. What are my responsibilities?
Thank you! As a host, you'll need to find a venue, identify a trainer or trainer team, and  organize logistics. As the training approaches, you'll also want to make reminder calls to people signed up to attend your event. If you expect more than 50 people at the training, you might also want to ask a friend or a local organization to co-host the training with you.

If I sign up to host a training, am I also committing to lead the training? 
Yes. If your training is in a big city and you expect a lot of attendees, you'll want to find a co-trainer and participate in the "Train the Trainer" program. You should have one trainer per every 50 attendees.

How can I learn to lead the training myself?
There will be in-person regional trainings for trainers in 18 cities across the country on March 24 and 25. We'll follow up with more details soon. We strongly encourage you to attend these regional trainings. If you can't make it and we can't find a trainer to lead your event for you, there will also be a virtual training to participate in.

When should I organize my training?
The trainings are between April 9 and 15. Your training should begin no earlier than 10:00 a.m. and end no later than 9:00 p.m. In order to get the most out of the curriculum we suggest that you schedule either a full day training (7 hours) or a half-day training (3 hours). You will want to take this into consideration if you are planning to host an event in the evening on a weekday.

What kind of venue can I use?
It's best to use a public location that is centrally located in your community, like libraries, community centers, or churches. Trainings can also take place at a private residence. The goal is to train as many people in our communities as possible so please make sure that your venue can hold at least 25-50 people. If you are in a big city, you'll probably want a venue that can hold 100-200 people.

Can I post an event even if I don't have a venue?
Yes! Finding a venue is one of the first things you will want to do—but it's best to post your event in the online system so you can start receiving more information about the trainings. When you sign up for your event you will have the option to indicate where your venue will be held; you can use your own address as a placeholder. Once you identify a venue, you will want to change those details immediately.

Do I have to develop the training materials?
No, we will provide the curriculum training and content for you. There are many coalition organizations and individuals working together to develop the materials and trainings we will need so that our trainings have suitable content.

What organizations are part of the 99% Spring training? 
Click here for the full list:

How will I know if another group is planning a training in my area?
There is a team of organizers that will be reaching out to every event host. You will either receive a phone call or an email about other events in your area. You will receive a phone call from an organizer from one of the coalition organizations that are organizing the 99% Spring trainings.

Who should I contact with further questions?
You can reach out to the network you are affiliated with, member organization or organizer to get answers to your questions. You can also email

What is non-violent direct action?
Non-violent direct action (NVDA) is any form of direct action that does not rely on violent tactics. Some examples of NVDA are the Montgomery Bus Boycotts, the 2003 Immigration Freedom Rides, and most recently the Home Occupations, where community members occupy a home that is being threatened with foreclosure.


The following organizations have called for a 99% Spring: Jobs With Justice, United Auto Workers, National Peoples Action, National Domestic Workers Alliance, Civic Action, New Organizing Institute, Movement Strategy Center, The Other 98%, Service Employees International Union, Rebuild the Dream, UNITE-HERE, Greenpeace, Institute for Policy Studies, PICO National Network, New Bottom Line, United Steel Workers, Working Families Party, Communications Workers of America, United States Student Association, Rainforest Action Network, American Federation of Teachers, Leadership Center for the Common Good, UNITY, National Guestworker Alliance,, The Ruckus Society, Citizen Engagement Lab, smartMeme Strategy & Training Project, Right to the City Alliance, Pushback Network, Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, Progressive Democrats of America, Change to Win, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, Campaign for America’s Future, Fuse Washington, Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment, Citizen Action of New York, Engage, United Electrical Workers Union, National Day Laborers Organizing Network, Alliance for a Just Society, The Partnership for Working Families, United Students Against Sweatshops, Civic Action is hosting the online event registration process but is not responsible for the content or programming of the trainings or for the planning or organization of any specific actions. The 99% Spring is a collaborative effort between many organizations to train over 100,000 Americans in the basics of nonviolent direct action—not an electoral campaign.

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Voter Registration for Expats Abroad

I was one of the lucky few Americans to do an internship in the European Commission in the 90s.  That was during my young and impressionable days before I became a stanch conservative.  I have a friend who is currently there who works for NATO and is dedicated to registering Americans living abroad to vote (for Obama of course).  I would like to know if we have a similar movement and if not, we should!  

There are plenty of people living outside of the US who are perfectly able to vote here.  The DNC is committed to this, and I read on his FB the other day a gal in Bejing recommended contacting someone she knew there to have a similar program started in China.  We need to make an effort to get more people on our side to vote!  Does anyone have an idea about how to initiate something like this?  I am willing to help!  I have friends in Mexico and in Europe - although many of the Euros are so Socialistic and anti-American that it may be a tough sale.  But Mexico may be a different story.

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I am a loyal conservative and sickened by what I am seeing coming from this administration.  I encourage my friends to read up on Obama's anti-American past and try to educate my people.  I have signed up for the Obama website - although I am not supporting him in ANY way - so I can see what the democrats are sending out to their constituency.  I recently received an email from  It was a letter encouraging me to start a movement in my home town of Southlake TX - a largely conservative township of affluent corporate executives.  Obviously I will not be spearheading any MOVEMENT other than to get him voted out of office!  But what concerns me is that I HAVE NOT SIGNED ON TO ANY OCCUPY WEBSITES or EMAIL lists.  Because the only list on that side of the isle that I have signed onto was the Obama supporter website, this tells me that the Occupy movement is coming DIRECTLY FROM THE WHITE HOUSE.  They have obviously given their email list to this group to promote protests.

We need to take action and expose Obama for encouraging this bad behavior.  These protesters are not doing anything positive for our country, on the contrary, they are costing us a forture in clean up.  Obama needs to take responsibility for what he is promoting and causing.  

Here is the email that I received:

Dear MoveOn member,

What happens next for the 99% movement is up to each of us. We can let it fade away, or we come together to bring it back bigger and stronger than ever this spring.

Right now, groups all over the country—inspired by the everyday heroes of Occupy Wall Street—are planning for a 99% Spring in America. It's an opportunity to build on last year's momentum with a massive campaign of bold nonviolent direct actions to confront the 1% nationwide.

That's why during the week of April 9-15, in small towns and big cities all across America, we're working with our allies to bring 100,000 people together for an unprecedented national movement-wide training on how—following in the footsteps of Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.—we can take nonviolent direct action this spring to challenge the 1%.

So far the response has been pretty amazing. More than 500 training events are already set up, and we've seen a huge surge of MoveOn members stepping up to host events—much more than anyone expected. But no one in Southlake has stepped up to coordinate a training. Can you sign up to host a local 99% Spring action training?

Yes! I'm interested in hosting a training during the week of April 9-15.

From the labor movement to the struggle for civil rights, we have an incredible shared history in America of everyday people using the power of nonviolent direct action to create change when our country needed it the most.

Last year the courage and moral clarity that we saw from the protests at the Capitol in Wisconsin to Occupy Wall Street followed in that tradition—and forced America to finally talk about economic inequality and just how badly our system is broken.

But we need a whole lot more of that kind of courageous action if we're going to create meaningful change. That's the vision for the 99% Spring, and it all starts with this massive, ambitious, plan to train 100,000 people in the theory and practice of nonviolent direct action.

Can you help by hosting a 99% Spring action training in Southlake?

Yes, I can host!

Anyone can host a training—you can have just a handful of people in your living room or you can find a local community center, place of worship, campus, or public space for a larger event. We'll follow up with all the details and provide the support and guidance you'll need to coordinate an event. We'll also help you connect and collaborate with other local 99% Spring volunteers and groups.

MoveOn members who want to see the 99% movement grow have already committed to coordinating events. But we don't have enough space yet to provide trainings to all 100,000 people. As 5 million progressives, we have a unique ability to help our movement hit that goal and grow even stronger.

Thanks for all you do.

–Lenore, Robin, Elena, Ryan, and the rest of the team

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Our movement is about to do something unprecedented: train 100,000 people over the course of just one week in nonviolent direct action. More than 500 trainings are already planned, but so far no one has volunteered to host a 99% Spring action training in Southlake. Can you host a training during the week of April 9-15?

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