Massive donations to Republican campaigns are pouring in from the mega-wealthy:
–The Koch network pledged $400 million
–Paul Ryan’s Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF) reports $96 million in 2018 donations including:
- $30 million from Sheldon Adelson, whose casino conglomerate received a $700 million post-tax windfall;
- $24 million from Timothy Mellon, majority owner of transportation giant Pan American Services;
- $1.5 million from relative cheap stake Valero Services, an oil company that reaped $1.9 billion from tax cuts in first quarter 2018;
- a gaggle of other donations totaling 25% funneled through American Action Network, a group run by head of CLF.
Only 70 days remain until Midterms. To counter these massive donations, People’s Power must rise up and out-organize the mega-rich. Find your voice. Use your voice. Open your wallets. Make the Blue Wave powerful.
We must also prevent Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation. He’s lauded the Supreme Court’s terrible Citizens United decision, which allows these mega-donations. Scour your extended networks for people who live in Maine, Alaska and red states with Democratic Senators. Ask them to call their Senators to oppose Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Then tell Oregon Senators how you supported them.
Then sign up for action with us! Canvass to unseat Greg Walden in OR2 and Jaime Herrera-Beutler in WA3. If you can’t canvass, make calls at our phone banks. If you can’t phone bank, send postcards. We will help you get involved in one or more of these important activities.
Make a list of: former classmates, members of professional groups, fraternity brothers and sorority sisters, people on your holiday cards list, former neighbors, and anyone else who share your values and is represented by Senators Collins (ME), Murkowski (AK), Manchin (WV), Heitkamp (ND), Donnelly (IN), or McCaskill (MO). Then urge each of them to call their Senators and instruct them to oppose Kavanaugh’s nomination and prevent him from being confirmed.
(Leave a message if you can’t get through)
“My name is [–] and I’m a constituent from [city], Oregon [zip code]. I am deeply concerned about the effect of money in politics. This is just another reason why Senator [Name] must keep fighting against Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.
(Optional: I have called friends in [States] to urge their Senators to oppose Kavanaugh’s nomination.)
Please do all that you can to keep Kavanaugh’s nomination from coming up for a vote. Thank you for your leadership on this issue.”