They Bought Wisconsin Dont Let Them Buy America

Roger Hickey

Democracy lost in Wisconsin. Gov. Scott Walker kept his job only after outspending the recall movement 8 to 1. And that doesn’t even count the millions spent by secretive third-party groups.

Now, they are trying to buy the November elections. To stop them, you need to be in Washington, DC, June 18 to 20, for the Take Back the American Dream conference.

Karl Rove’s “American Crossroads” Super PAC, the Koch brothers and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have a new plan to funnel $1 billion of corporate money into buying the White House and Congress in November.

How do we stop their money? We organize. We mobilize. We overcome corporate money with the power of the people. We give the people reason to vote as if our lives and families depend on it — because they do.

We must save our democracy from this hostile corporate takeover. Here’s how.

Come discuss the growing effort to “Overturn Citizens United” with Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Keith Ellison and others.

Come hear Sen. Bernie Sanders talk about reversing growing inequality at a plenary called “Plutocracy or Democracy.”

Come discuss with Drew Westen what words will “Win the Argument.”

Come hear Ai-jen Poo, Sarita Gupta and Amanda Devecka-Rinear lay out the next steps for the “99% Movement” so we can take on the 1%.

Come discuss with Robert Borosage, Van Jones and Melissa Harris-Perry an agenda that can take out the Right: not just in the November election, but in the December budget battle.

And on June 20 to finish the conference, come march with us to Karl Rove’s “Crossroads GPS” Super PAC and issue a “People’s Indictment” for trying to buy the 2012 elections.

Stop Rove and the Kochs! Come to the June 18-20 Take Back the American Dream conference in Washington, DC!

We’ve beaten their money with people power before. But Citizens United presents a challenge like we have never seen — unleashing a flood of literally billions of special interest cash.

The same old tactics won’t do. We need to step up, and we can’t do that unless we come together with a vision, a plan and a movement.

That’s what will be happening, June 18 to 20, in Washington, DC at the Take Back the American Dream conference. Click here. And help us take it back.

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