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?  MoveOn.org Civic Action is a 501(c)(4) organization which primarily focuses on nonpartisan education and advocacy on important national issues. MoveOn.org 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. MoveOn.org Political Action and MoveOn.org Civic Action are separate organizations.

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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

Sources:

1. "Young Voters in the 2008 Election," Pew Research Center for People & the Press, November 12, 2008
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=274743&id=40284-21569168-ZY9eAtx&t=5

2. "Obama To Make Student Loans a Campaign Issue," Slate, April 20, 2012
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=274744&id=40284-21569168-ZY9eAtx&t=6

3. "Chart of the Day: Student Loans Have Grown 511% Since 1999," The Atlantic, August 18, 2011
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=274368&id=40284-21569168-ZY9eAtx&t=7

"College costs climb, yet again," CNN Money, October 29, 2011
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=274745&id=40284-21569168-ZY9eAtx&t=8

4. "Student loan rate hike: What you need to know," CNN Money, April 24, 2012
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=274746&id=40284-21569168-ZY9eAtx&t=9

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Want to support our work? MoveOn Civic Action is entirely funded by our 7 million members—no corporate contributions, no big checks from CEOs. And our tiny staff ensures that small contributions go a long way. Chip in here.

MoveOn.org Civic Action is a 501(c)(4) organization which primarily focuses on nonpartisan education and advocacy on important national issues. MoveOn.org 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. MoveOn.org Political Action and MoveOn.org Civic Action are separate organizations.

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  • Am not certain of the number but the baby boomers have a lot of votes and the word is getting out about how BO wants us dead because he hates seniors. Do not forget the death panel in obamacare where BO is the top and final decision on who lives and dies. Seniors vote and vote Romney. Save America and yourself.

  • "MoveOn.org" was founded during the Clinton administration. It was intended to have the country forget about Bill Clinton's seduction of an intern, and lies about Chinese donations to his campaigns after he ordered that computer technology be sold to them.   We were told to "Move On - there's nothing to see here".

  • Now wait a minute -- the students signed a contract with a lender for a loan.

    They realized at that moment they had a payment coming and suddenly today they believe they don't have to honor their signature or word because MoveOn.org says so?

    Where are the parents???

    This is one half ass BS if I ever heard it.

    We as a society want to teach students to sign anything you want to get any amt of money you want and don't worry about paying it back????

    Someone please unconfuse me, if you can.

  • This has been an issue for weeks now, along with race, class warfare, woman aborting their own kids. These democrats are evil.

  • Move on .org is a radical and lying organazation . You people distort the truth an every level. how can you live with such lies???????????  I would rather rot in a hole than even thinking abiut donating to your dishonest organization. Hope you freaks read this.

  • screw move on dot org & muslum o. However what they say here is partly true,but for reasons other than whats reported. DC continues to offer this group also,dispair,hopelessness,& helplessness,no jobs therefore this college group is selling their ass to the highest bidder. Socialism is taught in colleges today,what can I get,no work ethics,no job ethics,give me, give me. Ignorance is coming out of colleges these days,not an honest education. Once again go to hell DC

  • We have to get the word out that the Dems aka Communists are lying, as usual.

    For starters to get the word out;

    1. Make a copy of this and show the lies in it and send it to everyone on your email list.

  • Beware the man who offers candy. 

  • Did they include any information concering this bill was written by Democrats and won by Democrats?

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