civ.works U: The Lewis Powell Memo

After significant gains in the 1960's as various people's movements intersected (Labor, Voting Rights, Women's Rights, Peace and Environmental) the wealthy in America became concerned that people would become too politically powerful -a real democracy might not be far behind.

In August, 1971 Lewis Powell wrote a famous memo to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce -designing the well-funded and mature machine we face in every bitterly fought election cycle.

Media consolidation, controlling higher education and freedom of thought, The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), "think tanks" charged with shifting power and wealth away from the people and back toward the very wealthy.

It's not a large document and incredibly important knowledge for any of his actively working to organize people against concentrated wealth in generational battle between an American Democracy or a Plutocracy.

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Take Back Congress 2018

Our best chance to stop President Trump, and his radical agenda, is to organize early and elect a Democratic Congress in 2018. Young voters, liberals/progressives, and Democrats tend to skip elections in non-presidential years. That has to stop! Here's how you can help: 1) RSVP "Going" for a reminder to vote on Election Day 2018, and/or add this to your calendar by clicking http://evt.mx/oy0WB9A7. 2) Register to vote at https://turbovote.org/ or https://www.iwillvote.com/learn/. 3) Share this event with your friends. 4) Follow our Facebook page Take Back Congress 2018. The hosts: Brett and Alli met in college. Brett is a writer and campaign veteran. Alli's an artist. Basically they're two friends who think Trump's ideas, cabinet appointments, and tweets are completely bonkers and dangerous. Let's do something about it.
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