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Thursday, August 4, 2011

Latest dirty trick in Wisconsin


First we heard of Tea Party dirty tricks to suppress the vote ... now this! 

Earlier this week, a federal court ruled that Wisconsin's $10,000 annual contribution limit for so-called "Super PACs" can't be enforced while a lawsuit from one right-wing, anti-choice Super PAC is pending.The ruling gives right-wing corporate interests the opportunity to funnel even more money into the recall elections happening in just five days! 

This is turning into a real David versus Goliath battle and we need all the help we can muster. 

Please keep the support for out Recall the Right campaign coming with an urgent online donation now to help us turn out progressive voters in Wisconsin. 

The clock is ticking and every dollar we put into this campaign will make a difference. 

Thank you for helping us fight for the American Way against all odds. 

-- Randy Borntrager, Political Director 

From: Michael Keegan, People For the American Way
Sent: Mon 8/1/2011 3:15 PM
To: Randy Borntrager
Subject: Latest dirty trick in Wisconsin


With your help, no amount of ruthlessness, corporate money or dirty tricks will stop us from holding the Right accountable for its war on the middle class.

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Dear Randy,

The Koch-funded Tea Party group Americans for Prosperity is sending absentee ballots to solidly Democratic voters in at least two Wisconsin Senate recall districts with instructions to return the paperwork after the election date,Politico reports today.

Only eight days to go until Election Day, when we MUST Recall the Right and force the shift we so desperately need as a country ... but we have to overcome the Right's dirty tricks and unlimited corporate cash to do it.

Please make an urgent donation to our Recall the Right campaign now to help us turn out the progressive vote.

Your support has put us on good footing in this fight so far, but Americans for Prosperity's misinformation campaign is just the latest example of the ruthlessness we're up against in Wisconsin.
  • Right-wing legislators and Gov. Scott Walker have enacted institutionalized voter suppression with a very restrictive and burdensome photo ID requirement.
  • Gov. Walker has moved to shut down DMV offices in Democratic-leaning areas around the state to make it even harder for those voters to obtain that ID.
  • Tons of corporate money from right-wing front groups keeps pouring in for the Republican candidates -- including a new $150,000 ad buy from AFP in Green Bay, Milwaukee and Madison to accompany their dirty tricks in the mail
The corporate money is so abundant on the Right that just one day after Alberta Darling -- a favorite of the corporate right who PFAW is now running ads against -- showed a dip in the polls, the right-wing Club for Growth announced a massive $400,000 ad buy just in her district! The Club for Growth is spending well over a million dollars on the recalls altogether.

Help us keep fighting back hard with an urgent gift now.

Your support so far has allowed us to meet our budget needs, but with all we're up against, those needs keep increasing -- and this is no time to back down!

Thank you for your energy, your activism and your unwavering commitment to the American Way -- and to helping us fight to protect it.

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Michael Keegan, President

P.S. The Tea Party in Congress just brought the country to the brink of default and forced a terrible deal on raising the debt limit that's chock full of draconian cuts for the Americans most in need of help. Wisconsin can be where we turn the tide -- We CAN'T let them win in Wisconsin! Please donate to help us Recall the Right now.


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