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Special Report: Just 158 families gave nearly half the early money in the presidential race. We reveal who they are.

Dear Colleagues,
 
If you didn’t think we were already living in an oligarchy, think again.
 
The union movement, despite its declining influence over the years as a result of constant attacks by the mega-rich, remains the last bastion of support for the working class.
 
If you are not already a member of the Guild, please click here to join now (with no increase in your dues).  During these times, the strength of our membership is of paramount importance as the wealthiest 0.01% clearly have us in their sights as their only impediment to unfettered greed.
 
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As our AFT Guild Political Action VP Jim Miller so aptly states:  “It’s their world, we’re just living in it.”
 
To read more on this topic, please see the NY Times article below:
SPECIAL REPORT
Just 158 families gave nearly half the early money in the presidential race. We reveal who they are.

Saturday, October 10, 2015 11:02 AM EDT

Not since before Watergate have so few people and businesses provided so much early money in a campaign, most of it through channels legalized by the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision five years ago.
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