RootsAction supporters made it possible!
Last weekend, we used facts to intrude on the usual cheerleading for Joe Biden -- and helped change the narrative about the heavily publicized convention of the California Democratic Party.
“Anyone who spent more than 10 minutes at the convention was handed a two-sided document from the group RootsAction,” the Washington Post reported.
Bloomberg News explained that our organization had distributed fliers “featuring quotes in which Biden praised Vice President Mike Pence and defended billionaires.”
CNN noted RootsAction’s work on the convention floor. And on Monday, a Bloomberg wrap-up story reported that “anti-Biden sentiment was palpable throughout the convention, where delegates expressed frustration with both his candidacy and his absence” -- and RootsAction “even distributed fliers that featured quotes from Biden and criticisms of his record.”
Now, with your help, RootsAction is launching the Biden Fact Squad. What we did in California last weekend needs to happen elsewhere around the country.
Here are two important ways you can help get the Biden Fact Squad off to a strong start.
** Share via social media the contents of the RootsAction leaflet that had so much impact at the California convention. You can do that by clicking on “Joe Biden: Facts.”
** Click here and contribute what you can to support the launch of the Biden Fact Squad nationwide.
After seeing our flier blanketing the convention, a USA Today reporter interviewed RootsAction national coordinator Norman Solomon and quoted him under the headline “Biden Faces Stiff Criticism from Democrats for Skipping California Convention.”
Biden “was not going to be very popular at this convention,” Norman said, “but his refusal to show up only reinforces the idea that he’s an elitist and he is more interested in collecting big checks in California than being in genuine touch with grassroots activists and people who care about the Democratic Party’s future.”
Your help now can make a real difference as the Biden Fact Squad gets rolling!
The power of Wall Street and the corporate media has elevated Joe Biden to frontrunner status. They have the big checks and the big megaphones. But if we organize effectively, we can clear the path for a progressive Democratic ticket that can defeat Donald Trump and provide genuine leadership for social progress instead of corporate greed.
-- The RootsAction.org Team
P.S. RootsAction is an independent online force endorsed by Jim Hightower, Barbara Ehrenreich, Cornel West, Daniel Ellsberg, Glenn Greenwald, Naomi Klein, Bill Fletcher Jr., Laura Flanders, former U.S. Senator James Abourezk, Frances Fox Piven, Lila Garrett, Phil Donahue, Sonali Kolhatkar, and many others.