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Dear MoveOn member,
The 2020 Democratic Presidential primary is heating up, with the first official debates just days away.
Two weeks ago, eight of the candidates with the highest level of support from MoveOn members like you shared an inspiring platform of “Big Ideas” to reshape our country. Ending endless wars, cleaning up corruption, treating immigrants with dignity, closing the gender pay gap, ending police brutality, expanding voter rights, and more—these are the big ideas that MoveOn members like you are pushing candidates to run on. And we’re just getting started.
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Now A Visit With The Bernie 2020 Campaign
Now let’s see what’s going on with Bernie this week. Right now Bernie wants to know your position on the concept of medicare For All. A solution to a greed based health care system that is easily legislated into law.
Earlier today, we learned that an organization called “One Nation” launched a multi-million dollar ad campaign attacking Medicare for All on the eve of our first debate.
Now make no mistake, this is not just an attack on Medicare for All, it is an attack on our campaign — which is leading the fight to guarantee health care as a right in this country.
No great surprise!
The insurance industry and their allies will spend millions of dollars in their attack ads to defeat us. Their goal is to continue making billions in profits off a dysfunctional system that leaves millions of Americans struggling to get the care and prescription drugs they need.
They see us as a threat to their greed, and they are right. We are a threat. But we have to fight back.
The goal of a sane health care system should be to keep people well, not to give CEOs outrageous compensation packages and make stockholders rich while leaving tens of millions uninsured. That ends when we are in the White House.
We cannot let these attacks go unanswered. But answering them will take money.
During the last 45 years there have been a lot of campaign promises made by candidates, a lot of political party platforms, a lot of great speeches and a lot of important pieces of legislation passed.
But, at the end of all of that, we have to ask ourselves some very simple questions that are too rarely asked.
Why, despite huge increases in technology and worker productivity, is the average American worker today – in real, inflation-accounted-for dollars – earning no more than he or she did in 1974?
Why are half of our people living paycheck to paycheck, with no money in the bank and scared to death that their car might break down or that a family member could end up in the hospital?
Why, in the last 30 years, has there been a massive transfer of wealth from the working families of this country to the very rich – with the top 1% seeing its wealth increase by $21 trillion – while the bottom half saw a $900 billion decline in its wealth?
Why, for the first time in the modern history of our country, is the younger generation experiencing a lower standard of living than their parents with more debt, lower wages and less home ownership?
Why, in the wealthiest country in the history of the world, do we have more people incarcerated than any other nation?
Why are we the only major country on earth not to guarantee health care to all, while we pay by far the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs?
Why will 500,000 Americans sleep out on the streets tonight while millions of others are paying 40 or 50 percent of their limited incomes for housing?
Why is there a gap in life expectancy of 15 years between the wealthiest Americans and the poorest, with life expectancy in our country actually in decline?
Why do we have more wealth and income inequality than any other major nation with the disparity between the rich and poor growing wider? Three individuals now own more wealth than the bottom half of America, the top one percent owns more wealth than the bottom 92 percent and 49 percent of all new income goes to the top one percent.
And here is the reason why.
Unfettered capitalism works extraordinarily well for the very rich and powerful special interests, while it is a disaster for ordinary Americans. While the billionaire class becomes richer, tens of millions of Americans are unable to afford the basic necessities of life – decent food, shelter, housing and education – and many are going deeper and deeper into debt.
What differentiates our campaign from all others is the understanding that real change in this country will not occur unless we have the courage to build a political revolution – unless millions of people stand up and take on the greed of the powerful special interests that control so much of our economic and political life.
We must not only win this election. We must build the kind of powerful grassroots movement that can bring transformative change to the country.
Together, we must finally confront the power structure of this country whose greed has done so much harm to the economic and moral fabric of America.
Our job is to take on Wall Street and break up the major financial institutions that have so much power over our economy. Our job is to take on the insurance industry and move this country to a Medicare for all single payer program. Our job is to take on the pharmaceutical industry and lower prescription drugs by half. Our job is to take on the fossil fuel industry and save the planet by transforming our energy system away from fossil fuels and into energy efficiency and sustainable energy. Our job is to take on the military industrial complex, cut military spending and end endless wars. Our job is to take on the prison industrial complex, end private prisons and mass incarceration. Our job, finally, is to bring about comprehensive immigration reform.
It goes without saying that what we are trying to do is enormously difficult. We are taking on the entire economic and political establishment. In that regard, I am reminded of the remarks that President Franklin D. Roosevelt made during his campaign in 1936 when he talked about the corporate elite of his time.
“Never before in all our history have these forces been so united against one candidate as they stand today. They are unanimous in their hate for me — and I welcome their hatred.”
We are not going to run away from the power of corporate America. We will confront it and we will win.