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Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:17 PM

Somehow got this although I am not a MoveOn member...

Only recently has WalMart opened a store withing the radius of stores where I might shop.
I've neve set foot in it. Never intend on setting foot in it.



"Dear Milwaukee MoveOn member,
Instead of listening to and learning from its workers, Walmart has sought to silence us and retaliate against those who dare to speak up. Warehouse workers who work for Walmart contractors have also experienced retaliation for speaking out. Now, Walmart workers have had enough.

It's not an easy decision. But without an end to the retaliation in sight, workers at the Walmart in Milwaukee plan to join together with others from coast to coast who are walking off the job in protest.

On Black Friday, and throughout the Holiday Season, we're standing up for an end to the retaliation against workers who speak out for what's right for our families, our communities, and our country. Will you show your support? ...."

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Reply Somehow got this although I am not a MoveOn member... (Original post)
HereSince1628 Nov 2012 OP
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #1
HereSince1628 Nov 2012 #2
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #3
HereSince1628 Nov 2012 #5
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #7
HereSince1628 Nov 2012 #8
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #10
movonne Nov 2012 #4
HereSince1628 Nov 2012 #6
mojowork_n Nov 2012 #9

Response to HereSince1628 (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:18 PM

1. Never signed one of their petitions?

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:24 PM

2. I don't think so...I've tried to avoid being linked to them

as I never agreed on their founding principle.

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Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:33 PM

3. Which was?

Sorry to be so ignorant, but I would really appreciate an answer.

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:18 PM

5. My point in the thread is that Milw area walmart employees intend to participate

in a Black Friday job action, according to an email MoveOn.org. sent me although I am not a member.

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Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:24 PM

7. I'm sorry, I was asking about the

organizing principle behind MoveOn to which you object....

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Response to Sekhmets Daughter (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:26 PM

8. I know you were. And I am not interested in sharing that.

I will say that MoveOn has made a reach out to people, at least one not a member, in an attempt to garner support for job action against Milw area Walmart operations.

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Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:42 PM

10. Sorry to have asked such a deeply personal question.

I already boycott WalMart and have sent a letter explaining why.

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Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 05:34 PM

4. Move On is great...they helped Obama get elected...I

would like to know your reasons for your objection to them..I believe that the right wing went after them and maybe that is why you might believe that they are the bad ones... could you show me something that is different???I would like to know if I have been duped...

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Response to movonne (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:22 PM

6. Interesting that my opinion on MoveOn is more important than the job action against Walmart n/t

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Response to HereSince1628 (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 06:31 PM

9. Not sure, but I think it goes back to the recall.

The Democratic Party kind of sat out the recall. Sort of. Or they came a little late, with the "A" team a little less than fully represented:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002690214

So to pick up the slack, ActBlue and MoveOn -- among other progressive organizations -- kind of pooled their resources. This link has the names of both organizations right up at the top of the page:

https://secure.actblue.com/entity/fundraisers/8302

If you made a donation, or signed a petition, that could be how your name passed form one list to another.

...And after this latest election season, if you donated to any Democrat, it wasn't surprising to see other campaigns showing up with emails in your inbox. With requests of their own. It's just anecdotal, but I think the more donations you made the more likely you were to get all kinds of appeals.

P.S.

The timing for this Black Friday boycott is really good. Just a couple of days ago, revelations about international bribery charges were made:

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2012/11/16/walmart-mexican-bribery-probe-china-brazil-india/

Following what we already know about 'the high cost of low prices' and their labor practices, in general:

http://www.guestworkeralliance.org/2012/06/probe-reveals-622-federal-labor-violations-at-12-u-s-walmart-suppliers/

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