I want to welcome you to our political revolution, because our movement needs people like you involved to help it succeed. Dear Editor
For many months, I have been traveling from coast to coast across our country, and I’ve had the opportunity to meet with thousands of good, hard-working, and remarkable people. Like you and me, they are deeply concerned about the future of our country.
They wonder why they are working longer hours for lower wages. They worry about whether their kids will be able to afford college or get decent jobs. They fear that they may not have the savings to retire with dignity and security.
The challenges facing our country are enormous. That’s why I decided to run for president—and why I am so humbled to have earned the overwhelming endorsement of MoveOn’s members for our campaign.
I want to be clear about something: This campaign is not about Bernie Sanders. It’s about a grassroots movement of Americans standing up and saying: “Enough is enough. This country and our government belong to all of us, not just a handful of billionaires.”
So I want to welcome you to our political revolution, because our movement needs people like you involved to help it succeed. Can you contribute to support the critical work of MoveOn.org and our campaign?
For 17 years, MoveOn and its members like you have brought together people to fight for progressive change and stand up against big money interests.
Like me, you opposed the Iraq War from the beginning. We have fought together to protect Social Security and Medicare from the hands of the billionaire class. You and I have both worked hard to protect women’s access to abortion and reproductive health care in the face of Republican attacks. We have stood side by side against the Koch Brothers and worked to overturn the disastrous Citizens United decision by the Supreme Court.
And now we will stand together as the first voters help choose our next president starting in just a few weeks. I am so glad to have MoveOn members by our side once more.
I run not to oppose any man or woman, but to propose new and far-reaching policies to deal with the crises of our times. And I run because I know we must change course now, or risk losing the future for so many to the interests of so few.
For forty years, the middle class has been disappearing. Most of all new income is going to the top 1%, and the grotesque level of wealth and income inequality today is worse than at any time since the late 1920s. Women earn only 79 cents on the dollar for doing the same work as a man. The people at the top are grabbing all the new wealth and income for themselves, and the rest of America is being squeezed and left behind. The billionaire class has rigged the system by using their super PACs to buy politicians and elections.
A successful national campaign is a massive undertaking, especially when we will be heavily outspent. It will require the active participation of millions of Americans in every community in our country. In fact, it will require nothing less than a political revolution which combats the demoralization and alienation of so many of our people from the political process.
We are at a moment of truth. We need to face up to the reality of where we are as a nation, and we need a mass movement of people to fight for change.
Democrats will win the 2016 presidential election if massive numbers of voters turn out, including voters who too often sit out on Election Day. Our campaign, backed by millions of active supporters, is the best chance for winning the White House.
Once again, thank you for your endorsement. Let’s get to work for our country.