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Received this e-mail today from Democracy For America regarding Governor Jerry Brown (D. CA):
Early this year, DFA member Michele Sutter approached us about her plans to take on one of the worst Supreme Court rulings of all time -- Citizens United -- in California.

It seemed like a long shot, but this is exactly why we built YouPower, DFA’s member-generated petition tool for progressive change.

Working with Michele and MOVI (Money Out Voters In, the all-volunteer organization she co-founded), DFA members in California collected more than 10,000 YouPower petition signatures on the Overturn Citizens United Act and got to work organizing activists across California, firing off thousands of faxes and phone calls and showing up in Sacramento to convince legislators at every step of the process.

On vote after vote, Michele and her fellow anti-Citizens United activists have traveled to Sacramento, rubbing elbows with big money, coporate lobbyists in the capital building elevators, and trying to convince Assemblymembers and State Senators who might be on the fence.

On Monday, thanks to overwhelming grassroots support, the California Assembly passed the Overturn Citizens United Act by a vote of 49-22! Governor Jerry Brown now has only a few weeks to sign the bill -- which will put it on the ballot for voters to decide this November.

Time is running out to get the Overturn Citizens United Act on the November ballot. That's why we need you to call Gov. Brown and tell him to sign it NOW. Can you call him today?

Yes, I'll call Gov. Brown now!

No, I can't call, but I will donate $3 to fuel DFA's fight to overturn Citizens United.

Michele’s amazing work demonstrates the power of grassroots activists using innovative organizing tools to fight against long odds and moneyed interests. Not only does Michele drive thousands of calls, emails and faxes to Sacramento, she takes the time to personally connect with activists from across the state and answers questions.

Now is our opportunity to a score an enormous win against Citizens United. If Governor Brown signs this legislation it would send political shock waves across the country and empower other states to take similar action.

But, Governor Brown has yet to commit one way or the other and he needs to hear from you today. We need your help to back up the hard work of Michele Sutter and campaign finance reform activists across California and urge Governor Brown to do the right thing.

It’s coming down to the wire. Will you call Governor Brown today so we can strike a critical blow to Citizens United in California?

Yes, I will call Gov. Brown and tell him to sign the Overturn Citizens United Act today.

No, I can't call, but I will pitch in $3 so DFA can stay on offense in the fight against corporate money in politics.

Thank you for joining Michele and DFA in our ongoing work to take back our democracy.

- Jim

Jim Dean, Chair
Democracy for America

Click here to call Brown's office:

Or click here to donate to DFA:

Originally posted to pdc on Wed Jul 02, 2014 at 11:36 AM PDT.

Also republished by Los Angeles Kossacks, California politics, and The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party.

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