See Michael Moore's new film, "Capitalism: A Love Story"   :)

 

 

 

Michael Moore's important new film, Capitalism: A Love Story is opening across the country   :)

 

 

On the 20th anniversary of his groundbreaking masterpiece Roger & Me, Moore returns to the issue he's been examining throughout his career: the disastrous impact of corporate dominance on the everyday lives of Americans. But this time he's not just going after General Motors. 

We've seen the film, and it's a devastating and illuminating look at how thoroughly corporate influence has penetrated our government at the expense of all of us. It provides an important perspective that we all need to consider as we head into the fight to rein in Wall Street.

To find out when Capitalism: A Love Story is playing near you, click below:

http://www.moveon.org/r?r=84780&location=58102-4965&id=17422-1718406-IyFaNlx&t=3

Capitalism takes you deep into the latest crash on Wall Street, the subsequent bailouts, and the effect of both on regular, hard-working Americans.

Check out what people are saying about this film:

"No matter what side of the political fence you're on or what you think of Moore as an activist and provocateur, a film that explores the economic meltdown and its historical roots is something most of us can get our heads around. Capitalism is impassioned, informative and entertaining...His rallying cry is simple: The country needs to return to its democratic roots."—Claudia Puig, USA Today1

"Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story is a blistering, mad-as-hell indictment of everything in America that, according to Moore, has led to our current state of economic peril. The back-scratching greed and corruption, the cult of Wall Street as a casino for elites, the subprime mortgage vendors who operated like loan sharks: Moore pulls the big picture together...urgent, unsettling, and mischievously funny."—Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly2

This is a political documentary that's a lot of fun—and a movie that all of America needs to see. We really enjoyed it, and hope you do too.

Thanks for all you do.

–Daniel, Laura, Ilyse, Nita, and the rest of the team

Sources: 

1.  "Capitalism: A Love Story profits from populist outrage," USA Today, September 23rd, 2009
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=84776&id=17422-1718406-IyFaNlx&t=4

2.  "Capitalism: A Love Story," Entertainment Weekly, September 23rd, 2009
http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20307593,00.html

 

 

The public option   :)

This is where the rubber meets the road. After months of delay, the full Senate is about to debate and vote on landmark health care legislation. But first, Senator Harry Reid and Democratic leaders have a big decision to make:

Will the Senate consider real health care reform with a public health insurance option, or a watered-down compromise full of giveaways to Big Insurance?

This is a hugely important decision. Progressive champions in Congress are standing strong for the public option and Sen. Reid himself has expressed support-but he's under immense pressure from a few conservative obstructionists who oppose it.

We need to send a loud signal: If Sen. Reid leads on the public option, we'll be there to get his back. Can you sign our petition asking him to include a strong public health insurance option in the Senate's bill?

Clicking here will add your name:

http://pol.moveon.org/harryreid/o.pl?id=17554-1718406-cvwsvdx&t=3

The petition reads: "Senator Reid, real health care reform must include a strong public health insurance option. Please include the public option in the bill you bring to the Senate floor."

The headlines today are about a flawed bill without a public option that a few conservative Democrats managed to push through the Senate Finance Committee.

But the overwhelming majority of Democrats in Congress continue to support the public option-as does President Obama, and two-thirds of the American public.1 And just last week 30 Democratic senators wrote to Sen. Reid urging him to include the public option.2

Reid has been supportive: earlier this month, he said "I believe the public option is so vitally important to create a level playing field and prevent the insurance companies from taking advantage of us."3

In other words, we're closer than ever to winning real health care reform. But we've got to raise our voices now to make sure the public option gets through the Senate.

Click here to add your name to the petition:

http://pol.moveon.org/harryreid/o.pl?id=17554-1718406-cvwsvdx&t=4

Thanks for all you do.

-Nita, Kat, Ilyse, Michael, and the rest of the team

Sources:

1. "In Poll, Public Wary of Obama on War and Health," The New York Times, September 24, 2009
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/25/us/politics/25poll.html

2. "30 Senators Sign Letter Supporting Public Option," Talking Points Memo, October 8, 2009
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=84831&id=17554-1718406-cvwsvdx&t=5

3. "Reid: Final health bill will have a 'public option'," Las Vegas Review-Journal, October 1, 2009
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=84815&id=17554-1718406-cvwsvdx&t=6

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