"Tag...you're it" - MoveOn Community Forum on Ending Corporate Control of Politics - - Tues. 7:00 PM Irvine, CA

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Local Forum to Develop Solutions
to Problem of Lobbyists and Corporate Influence

Over 70 Orange County early registrants have signed up to discuss how to make Washington work for ”Main Street”, not the top 2 percent of corporate lobbyists and CEOs

On Tuesday, May 4th, local residents of Irvine and surrounding communities will hold a community forum hosted by MoveOn.org at the Heritage Park Library in Irvine at 7:00 PM. Against the backdrop of a struggling economy and slow job growth, this grass roots event will bring together local citizens concerned about the influence of big corporations and lobbyists in Washington. Attendees will develop the foundation for upcoming MoveOn campaigns to rein in the growing influence of big corporations and lobbyists in our democracy.

“Our economy is in crisis, and people are struggling. Meanwhile big corporations and CEOs continue to spend hundreds of millions lobbying to advance their own interests at the expense of the public,” said Guy Johnson, Council Coordinator for MoveOn Irvine & More. “We’re here today to talk about how we can make our democracy work for the 98 percent of us who don’t have high-paid lobbyists representing us in Washington.”

Community leaders and two published economists, both former university professors, Jim Davis, PhD and Ed Perkins, PhD, will lead a public discussion about what citizens can do to reform our economy, create jobs and end the domination of our political system by big corporations.

WHAT: Community Forum on Fighting Corporate Control

WHO: MoveOn Members - Guests Welcome!

WHERE: Heritage Park Library, 14361 Yale Ave., Irvine, CA 92604

WHEN: 7:00 PM, Tuesday May 4th, 2010

For more info: http://pol.moveon.org/event/2010townhall/103108

MoveOn.org Political Action is a political action committee powered by 5 million progressive Americans. We believe in the power of small donors and grassroots action to elect progressive leaders to office and to advance a progressive agenda. We do not accept any donations over $5,000, and the average donation to MoveOn.org Political Action is under $100.

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The other way we're subsidizing Walmart...

Most of us know how taxpayers subsidize Walmart's low wages with billions of dollars in Medicaid, food stamps, and other financial assistance for workers. But, did you know that we're also subsidizing the retail giant by paying the cost of their environmental destruction.

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