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Dear Supporter,

Well, we’re just about to head out.

Elect Democracy is packing up our rain ponchos and traveling to join the tens of thousands of people who will be speaking truth to power during the Republican and Democratic National Conventions in Tampa and Charlotte.

Will you be in the area? If so, let’s meet up! Here’s where you can find us.

Staying home? Don’t worry: no matter where you are, you can get all the updates by following our live tweets @ElectDemocracy.

In both cities, we’ll be at rallies and marches, workshops and teach-ins, learning from others, and building solidarity for justice.

Global Exchange is bringing our message, our research, our resources, and our energy to help build people power outside the conventions. We believe the connections and solidarity we create during the marches, rallies, and workshops have more power and significance in the long run than trying to convince the politicians inside to stop taking orders from their Wall Street sugar daddies. At least for the time being.

Recent media coverage of the release of Global Exchange’s new report: Meet the F.I.R.E. sector: How Wall Street is Burning Democracy definitely shows we’re not alone.

It’s time to Elect Democracy for a change, and that means Wall Street campaign contributions and corporate super-PACs have got to go. You can count on us to bring the message loud and clear: Wall Street money has no place in a healthy democracy.

Want to help contribute to our travel fund? Every penny counts.

Stay up on all the events on Twitter @ElectDemocracy and on our Facebook pages: Elect Democracy and Global Exchange. Also, keep up with #ResistRNC #MOWSS. And of course, join the thousands of people who will be commenting on #RNC2012 and #DNC2012. Share your thoughts!

See you in the streets,

Hillary V Lehr
Elect Democracy
Campaign Director

Global Exchange
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