Dear MoveOn member,
It's a perfect storm.
Polls show record levels of voter anger at Washington. Corporate interests are spending $400 million to try and buy Congress for the Republican Party.1 And Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin are whipping up a frenzy of right-wing hatred and coded racism.
In short, we're on the verge of losing this election. And if that happens, right-wing Republicans and their corporate benefactors will do everything they can to kill any progressive legislation for the rest of the Obama presidency.
So last week, we announced our ambitious strategy for turning the tide, including a massive recruitment drive to turn out thousands of volunteers for vulnerable Democrats. MoveOn members like you pledged or donated more than $1.3 million and 100,000 hours—and now it's time to get started.
Thank you for your willingness to step forward with a pledge—knowing we can count on your support makes it possible for us to invest the resources necessary to run an effective, cutting-edge campaign. Now that we've kicked it off, can you make a donation today to help out?
The last couple of years haven't been a cakewalk—we've all been plenty frustrated with Democrats in Washington. But we simply can't afford to go back to the days of a Congress controlled by Republicans and their corporate allies.
Here's the plan we outlined last week:
- Build an army of progressive volunteers to get out the vote: We'll spin up the massively successful campaign that brought in a million volunteers for Barack Obama in 2008 and improve it to recruit volunteers in dozens of districts across the country.
- Expose the corporate cash behind Republicans: We'll use the unprecedented and highly visible flood of corporate cash that's pouring into the election to remind voters again and again that Republicans are backed by the same big corporations that drove our economy off a cliff and fought tooth and nail against health care reform.
- Go all out for progressive heroes: We'll hit the phones, do rapid-response media outreach, and raise much-needed cash for progressive leaders facing tough re-election fights, like Alan Grayson and Barbara Boxer.
It's an ambitious plan—but it can work if all of us pitch in. Can you make a donation today?
Thanks for all you do.
–Adam, Michael, Lenore, Kat, and the rest of the team
1. "Conservative Groups Gearing Up To Spend $400 Million On Midterm Election," Think Progress, Aug. 27, 2010
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