This Year, Get (Money) Out the Vote!

So, it's time to vote! While our movement is at its heart a defense of the sacred principle of "one person, one vote", and voting for candidates that we can later hold accountable through nonviolent action is a critical part of our strategy - we also know that voting in elections that've been deeply corrupted by big money can be tough to stomach.

In fact, 1 in 4 Americans say they’re less likely to vote because big money donors have so much more influence over elected officials than average citizens.* We know the feeling, but mass demobilization is exactly what the worst of the 1% wants. We can't let that happen.

Let's reclaim Election Day instead! Let’s use the fundamental act of casting our ballots to remind folks that our voices are getting drowned-out by big money and that the struggle for democracy cannot be won by voting alone. 
I'm ready to Get (Money) Out the Vote.
I might be ready ... tell me more.

Step 1) Tape a $1 bill over your mouth

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Rubber-bands or packing tape work great

Step 2) Snap a photo before/after you vote

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Take it at the polling place, with an "I Voted" sticker, mail-in ballot stub, etc. (feel free to get creative!)

Step 3) Share it with the movement online!

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Keep image file under 2 MB and upload it HERE


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@PSPeralta mentioned @99rise link to this page. 2012-11-06 19:30:10 -0800
Help me put a face on our movement: vote w/ $1 over your mouth, then snap & share a pic! #GMOTV http://t.co/mUVfQEru via @99rise
@RealFoodChoice tweeted link to this page. 2012-11-06 14:59:17 -0800
@YoungRebelution tweeted link to this page. 2012-11-06 14:57:05 -0800
@DTLAL tweeted link to this page. 2012-11-06 14:45:54 -0800
@BULLDOGDRUMMOND mentioned @99rise link to this page. 2012-11-06 12:04:00 -0800
@BD2 mentioned @99rise link to this page. 2012-11-06 12:04:00 -0800
@Sitonious tweeted link to this page. 2012-11-05 23:39:20 -0800
Help put a face on the @99rise movement: vote w/ $1 over your mouth, then snap & share a pic! #GMOTV http://www.99rise.org/get_money_out_the_vote?recruiter_id=14170
@YoungVoters mentioned @99rise link to this page. 2012-11-05 17:51:55 -0800
RT @99rise: Thanks for building http://t.co/TkZ9QuQ6! It's made a great addition to our own #GMOTV pledge page: http://t.co/Tjxj4cK6
@giugirg tweeted link to this page. 2012-11-05 17:28:46 -0800
Too young to vote, but still #gmotv. @99rise via http://t.co/V4KMSEDX
@charles_consult tweeted link to this page. 2012-11-05 12:19:03 -0800
Help me put a face on our movement: vote w/ $1 over your mouth, then snap & share a pic! #GMOTV http://t.co/et1fnFGb via @99rise
@ChampPR mentioned @99rise link to this page. 2012-11-05 12:10:12 -0800
Help me put a face on our movement: vote w/ $1 over your mouth, then snap & share a pic! #GMOTV http://t.co/et1fnFGb via @99rise
posted about this on Facebook 2012-11-04 00:52:45 -0700
This Election Day, let's not just "get out the vote" -- let's Get [MONEY] Out the Vote! Join me here: http://www.99rise.org/we_are_the_get_money_out_vote i wasnt gonna vote until this happened
@theyesmen retweeted @99rise 2012-11-03 21:23:55 -0700
@theyesmen This E-Day, let's not only "Get Out the Vote" - let's "Get (Money) Out the Vote" ;) http://t.co/fIe0VAVj Spread the word! #GMOTV
@raworroasted retweeted @99rise 2012-11-03 21:18:49 -0700
This Election Day, let's not just "get out the vote" -- let's #GetMONEYOut the Vote! http://www.99rise.org/get_money_out_the_vote?recruiter_id=2
@DavisYogagirl retweeted @99rise 2012-11-03 20:15:37 -0700
This Election Day, let's not just "get out the vote" -- let's #GetMONEYOut the Vote! http://www.99rise.org/get_money_out_the_vote?recruiter_id=2
@Elise_Whitaker retweeted @99rise 2012-11-03 16:28:10 -0700
@theyesmen This E-Day, let's not only "Get Out the Vote" - let's "Get (Money) Out the Vote" ;) http://t.co/fIe0VAVj Spread the word! #GMOTV
@Elise_Whitaker tweeted link to this page. 2012-11-03 16:10:38 -0700
On Election Day, snap a photo of yourself voting with a $1 bill taped over your mouth: http://t.co/tLH2AVoT #GetMoneyOut @99rise
@Elise_Whitaker retweeted @99rise 2012-11-03 16:10:23 -0700
This Election Day, let's not just "get out the vote" -- let's #GetMONEYOut the Vote! http://www.99rise.org/get_money_out_the_vote?recruiter_id=2
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