You know you’ve made it as a conservative when the wingnuts at the left-wing MoveOn.org group puts you in their sights. Here’s the fundraising email headlined “Will you stand up to Brian Sandoval” which went out to their nincompoop e-peeps today:
Dear Nevada MoveOn member,
Imagine if tea party Republicans were in charge of everything—without President Obama to veto their worst bills.
That’s pretty much the situation in 20 states—almost half the country—and what we’re seeing is absolutely horrifying.
In Nevada, Gov. Sandoval wants to balance the budget on the backs of school kids and teachers. And across the country, unions are under attack, while millions of poor and disabled seniors are being dumped from Medicaid.1
The clock is ticking: With just a couple weeks left in many state legislative sessions, Republican politicians across the country are racing to pass the most extreme right-wing bills while they still can.
That’s why we’ve launched a major new initiative to fight back against the worst Republican officials—but we need to raise $200,000 to make sure we have the resources to take on so many fights at once.
Can you chip in $5 right now?
Here’s the plan: To take on the right-wing assault in so many different states and communities, we’ve launched a whole new online organizing platform called SignOn.org.
SignOn.org allows local progressive organizations and leaders to run their own MoveOn-style campaigns by creating online petitions, sending timely email alerts to their grassroots supporters, and connecting with other local progressives who can help.
By linking MoveOn’s online organizing know-how with the best local progressive leaders, we will have the grassroots muscle we need to win. Here are some great examples of SignOn at work:
• In Florida, pro-choice Representative Scott Randolph used SignOn to fight back against a raft of bills attacking abortion rights.
• In Pennsylvania, a coalition of progressive leaders are using SignOn to stop Governor Tom Corbett from cutting one billion dollars from public schools.
• And in Maine, more than 18,000 people have signed a SignOn petition supporting legislation to allow voters to recall the state’s tea party governor, Paul LePage.
But there are so many more fights we need to take on—and the repercussions of these fights go far beyond each state’s borders, because a terrible law passed in one state often becomes a model for others, like Arizona’s radical anti-immigration law.
It’s only with the support of our members that we can follow through on all these key fights.
Click here to chip in $5—or as much as you can
Thanks for all you do.
–Anna, Steven, Adam, Michael, and the rest of the team
CONGRATULATIONS, Gov. Sandoval! Keep up the good work!