Sunday, February 1, 2015

BREAKING: Warren jumps in Iowa polls

One year out from the first-in-the-nation-caucuses, Elizabeth Warren is rising in the polls
Dear MoveOn member,

The gold standard in Iowa polling just came out, and there's big news:

One year out from the first-in-the-nation-caucuses, Elizabeth Warren is rising in the polls--from 10% support just a few months ago to 16% today.1

As The Des Moines Register put it: "A draft effort by liberal groups appears to be raising Warren's profile, and the people who are discovering Warren generally like her."2

And what's even more exciting? Warren's level of support today is almost identical to Barack Obama's at the same time a year before his first Iowa Caucuses, which he ended up winning before being propelled all the way to the White House.3

Our efforts are working. We've hired field staff. We've opened offices in Iowa. And this weekend, thousands of MoveOn members across America are attending hundreds of "Run Warren Run" house parties.

With a whole year until the Iowa caucuses, Warren is competitive—and she has a real shot at winning. With your help, we're serious about building a movement big enough to encourage Sen. Warren to enter the presidential race—and showing that if she runs, she can win.

Will you join us in convincing Elizabeth Warren to run—and help us show she can win—by chipping in $3 to help with this campaign?

Yes, I'll chip in.

The Des Moines Register says that the poll "reveals Warren as more competitive against the front-runner than she was a few months ago," and that "more Iowans have become aware of Warren, and that higher visibility has translated to higher popularity—a positive development for any candidate."4

As one of the leading political pros in the state pointed out: "If she did get into the race, Warren would be a viable competitor in Iowa."5

This is the moment to double down. Can you chip in $3?

Yes, I'll chip in.

This isn't just one poll. A pollster recently wrote in The Wall Street Journal that Warren is just nine points behind in New Hampshire.6 And a focus group conducted by the respected pollster Peter Hart found that she was the most well liked of all the potential candidates for president—Republican or Democrat.7

If support for Sen. Warren keeps growing, it'll force the media to cover her views on everything from taking on the big banks, to expanding Social Security, to taking on the student debt crisis. And, if we can show Elizabeth Warren that she can win in Iowa and New Hampshire—and across the country—it can help convince her to jump into the race.

This campaign is surging ahead. Will you chip in $3 to be a part of it?

Yes, I'll chip in.

Thanks for all you do.

–Ilya, Manny, Maria, Ben W., and the rest of the team

Sources:

1. 'How each Democrat rates in new Iowa Poll', The Des Moines Register, February 1, 2015
  http://www.moveon.org/r/?r=302781&id=107895-10220574-u13_bCx&t=1

2. Ibid.

3. 'Statewide opinion polling for the January Democratic Party presidential primaries, 2008' Accessed February 1, 2015. http://www.moveon.org/r/?r=302782&id=107895-10220574-u13_bCx&t=2

4. 'Clinton maintains big lead in new Iowa Poll,' The Des Moines Register, February 1, 2015
http://www.moveon.org/r/?r=302783&id=107895-10220574-u13_bCx&t=3

5. 'How each Democrat rates in new Iowa Poll', The Des Moines Register, February 1, 2015
http://www.moveon.org/r/?r=302781&id=107895-10220574-u13_bCx&t=4

6. 'An Opening for Elizabeth Warren If She Wants It', The Wall Street Journal, January 26, 2015
http://www.moveon.org/r/?r=302699&id=107895-10220574-u13_bCx&t=5

7. 'The Warren Commission,' Slate, January 9, 2015
http://www.moveon.org/r/?r=302277&id=107895-10220574-u13_bCx&t=6

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Saturday, January 31, 2015

TPP: the worst trade deal you've never heard of

Dear fellow MoveOn member,

Republicans in Congress want to work with the Obama administration to fast-track the passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).1

The TPP is the largest—and worst—trade deal you've never heard of, having been devised in secret by representatives of some of the world's largest corporations.2

It's so big and has the potential to do so much damage, it's been likened to "NAFTA on steroids."3 Watch this short video to see what I mean:

Will you help spread the word about fast track and the TPP by watching and sharing the video right now?

Thanks for all you do.

–Robert Reich

P.S. Once you've watched the video, please join the growing chorus of Americans who are saying no to fast track and the TPP by adding your name to this petition from Larry Cohen, president of the Communication Workers of America.

Sources:

1. "Republicans Defend Obama's Trade Pact While Pressing To Deregulate Banks," The Huffington Post, January 27, 2015
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=302740&id=107833-10220574-FRzEsZx&t=6

2. "Obama's Covert Trade Deal," The New York Times, June 2, 2013
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=302736&id=107833-10220574-FRzEsZx&t=8

3. "NAFTA on Steroids," The Nation, July 16, 2012
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=302738&id=107833-10220574-FRzEsZx&t=10

 

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Yes, Warren can win

No one speaks to the problems of income inequality and Wall Street corruption like Elizabeth Warren does.
Dear MoveOn member,

Why do we want Elizabeth Warren to run for president? Here are a few reasons:

  • Because no one else speaks to the problems of income inequality and Wall Street corruption like she does.
  • Because she's a fighter who's not afraid to take on the biggest corporate bullies.
  • Because she understands from firsthand experience what middle-class families are facing today.

Bottom line: We want Elizabeth Warren to run because America needs to hear Elizabeth Warren's message—and the best way for that to happen is for her to run for president.

But here's the rub: She hadn't planned on running, and it's up to us to show her that America is ready for Warren.

So we're aiming to raise enough money to launch a serious public opinion operation, compete with focus groups and tracking polls, to show she can win in the early primary states. Will you chip in $3?

Yes, I'll chip in to help show that America is ready for Warren.

We've already seen evidence that if Senator Warren runs, she can win. A focus group conducted by the respected pollster Peter Hart found that she was the most well liked of all the potential candidates for president—Republican or Democrat.1

Another pollster wrote in the Wall Street Journal that he's seen polling that shows Warren is just nine points behind in the crucial early primary state of New Hampshire—despite the fact that she hasn't campaigned even one day.2

MoveOn is laying the groundwork of the campaign Senator Warren needs to win. We've opened campaign offices in Iowa, where organizers are recruiting volunteer leaders and introducing her to voters who don't know her yet.

But the clock is ticking—we need to show Senator Warren that she can win. And part of this effort is demonstrating to other Democratic leaders, key endorsers, op-ed boards, and political journalists that Sen. Warren can be a real contender—before they write her out of this year's story.

That's why we're asking you, our members, to chip in to help us conduct the polling and public opinion research we need to show Senator Warren, the media, and potential donors that if she runs, she can win. Will you chip in $3?

Yes, I'll chip in to help show that America is ready for Warren.

Thanks for all you do.

–Mark, Kristin, Josh, Justin K., and the rest of the team

Sources:

1. "The Warren Commission," Slate, January 9, 2015 
http://www.moveon.org/r/?r=302277&id=107805-10220574-MKF88Fx&t=1

2. "An Opening for Elizabeth Warren If She Wants It," The Wall Street Journal, January 25, 2015 
http://www.moveon.org/r/?r=302699&id=107805-10220574-MKF88Fx&t=2

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

"It's handled."

In fictional Washington, D.C., if you've got a problem there's only one person to call: Olivia Pope. In the real Washington, D.C., her name is Elizabeth Warren.
Run Warren Run

Dear MoveOn member,

Do you watch the T.V. show Scandal?

In fictional Washington, D.C., if you've got a problem there's only one person to call: Olivia Pope. She and her team of "gladiators" captivate the audience of ABC's hit show as they "handle" whatever problems come their way.

Olivia Pope's television antics may seem far fetched, but in real life there actually is someone taking on the biggest issues in Washington—her name is Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Scandal returns to the airwaves tonight so, before it comes on, will you check out this fun list of ways Elizabeth Warren is our real life gladiator and and then share it with your friends?

Let's make sure all the Scandal fans watching tonight's episode know to tune into the Run Warren Run campaign too.

Elizabeth Warren is our gladiator in a suit

Thanks for all you do.

–Mark, Stephen, Ben O., Maria, and the rest of the team

Like us on Facebook Watch our video Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Instagram

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VIDEO: Even the kids are cheering...

Check out the progress we've made with the Run Warren Run campaign--and then share this video today so more people know about our growing momentum.
Run Warren Run

Dear MoveOn member,

Every week, our campaign to urge Elizabeth Warren to run for president gains steam. We launched with an event in Des Moines where the president of the Iowa State Senate called for courageous people like Senator Warren to jump in the race. We brought the excitement to D.C., and left a gathering of some of the country's top political campaigners and activists buzzing about our campaign.

Then, to start the new year right, we kicked off with a packed rally in New Hampshire—home of the country's first presidential primary. And this weekend, we'll gather for more than 200 house parties—taking our excitement to nearly every state in the nation.

But after nearly two months of building support for Senator Warren to run for president, what's the best part of it all? Watching the kids chant, "Run Warren Run!"

Take a brief look back at what we've accomplished together—and then sign up to attend a house party this weekend:

Run Warren Run gaining momentum

Thanks for all you do.

–Mark, Stephen, Ben O., Maria, and the rest of the team

Like us on Facebook Watch our video Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Instagram

We're part of a growing grassroots movement to convince Senator Warren to run for president. Help build the momentum—start a monthly donation here or chip in a one-time donation here.


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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

You're invited: Run Warren Run house party near you in Brooklyn

 
☆YOU'RE INVITED!☆
Run Warren Run House Party:
Saturday in Brooklyn

Host: Delphina P.

Where: Flatbush Ave and 8th Ave (in Brooklyn)

When: Saturday, Jan. 31, at 4:00 p.m.

Can you come?
Click below for more details and to RSVP:

Yes I'll be there!
I can come.

I can't make it.
Sorry, I can't make it, but I'm interested in being involved.
What: Senator Elizabeth Warren is a progressive champion who is showing true leadership in Washington. If she enters the presidential race, her message about building a fair economy would reshape the political discourse of the election and could change the country.
That's why hundreds of Run Warren Run house parties are taking place this weekend all across America, including in Brooklyn, to build connections among neighbors who want to see Sen. Warren run for president, to share stories about why now is the time to get involved, and to develop ideas for local actions that can urge her to join the race.
These gatherings will be fun as well as productive—and you're invited, even if you just want to learn more. Delphina P. is hosting a party near you. Can you join us in Brooklyn on Saturday? Click here to RSVP and get more details.
 
 
 

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Koch brothers shocker

Breaking news: The Koch brothers have announced plans to spend $889 million to buy the White House in 2016.
Dear MoveOn member,

Brace yourself: The Koch brothers just announced that they plan to spend $889 million on the 2016 election.1

That's right—just shy of a billion dollars. Nearly double the budget of the entire Romney campaign in 2012.2 

At that level, it's not about buying a law or a politician. It's about buying our whole damn democracy. 

Yeah. We're banging our heads against the wall, too. 

But there's also some good news: We know how to fight back. It's political judo: turn your opponent's strength into a weakness. We're going to make Koch money toxic.

It's the strategy that helped us win the Michigan Senate race in 2014. Once voters know the Kochs' long history of outsourcing jobs, polluting the environment, driving down wages, and crushing local businesses, they become suspicious of the politicians bankrolled by the Koch political money machine.3 

The Koch brothers are wasting no time—and we can't either. To stop the Koch brothers' takeover plan, we have to get started now. Will you chip in $3 to help fight back?

Yes, I'll chip in to help fight the Koch brothers.

As scary as the Koch plan might be, the story of what happened in Michigan is a huge source of hope. 

During the 2014 campaign, Representative Gary Peters, the MoveOn-backed Michigan Senate candidate, was hit with a barrage of false Koch attack ads.

But the Peters campaign responded by going on offense—calling out the Koch brothers for shutting down a Michigan factory and laying off hundreds of workers after buying out the local owners.4

And it worked. Voters began to associate Rep. Peters' opponent with the destructive corporate practices of Koch Industries, and he was one of the few Democrats to win in 2014.

The lesson? The Koch brothers may be rich, but they have an Achilles heel: their own ugly business practices. 

Let's make sure every voter in America knows just who they are and what they stand for: 

Click here to chip in $3 to help fight the Koch brothers.

This won't happen by itself. Even after all of the press coverage in the last few years, too many Americans still don't even know who the Koch brothers are.5

That's why, even though the election still seems far away, it's time to start calling attention to the Koch brothers' most notorious business practices—and their blatant attempts to buy our democracy. Later, when the election really gets going, we'll watchdog Koch ads for accuracy and hypocrisy.

We don't have to outspend the Koch brothers to make this strategy work. Which is a good thing, because they'll always have more money than we do. But we do need enough resources to get moving. Will you chip in $3 to help make it happen?

Yes, I'll chip in to help fight the Koch brothers.

Thanks for all you do.

–Anna, Justin K., Jadzia, Milan, and the rest of the team

Sources:

1. "Koch Brothers' Budget of $889 Million for 2016 Is on Par With Both Parties' Spending," The New York Times, January 26, 2015
http://www.moveon.org/r/?r=302712&id=107691-10220574-GJY9h7x&t=1

2. "The 2012 Money Race: Compare the Candidates," The New York Times, accessed January 27, 2015 
http://elections.nytimes.com/2012/campaign-finance

3. "Myths And Facts About The Koch Brothers," Media Matters for America, August 27, 2014 
http://www.moveon.org/r/?r=302713&id=107691-10220574-GJY9h7x&t=2

4. "Exclusive: DSCC hits Terri Lynn Land over Kochs, factory," Politico, September 18, 2014 
http://www.moveon.org/r/?r=302714&id=107691-10220574-GJY9h7x&t=3

5. "Can Democrats' Koch Attacks Work If Nobody Knows Who They Are?" National Journal, March 25, 2014 
http://www.moveon.org/r/?r=302715&id=107691-10220574-GJY9h7x&t=4

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