Dear MoveOn member,
Make no mistake, things don't look good right now—but we've been here before.
Back in 2002, when there was no infrastructure to support candidates who stood up against the Iraq war, MoveOn members raised millions in small-dollar contributions for champions like Paul Wellstone who cast the brave votes—pundits and pollsters be damned.
And in 2006, at a time when most insiders thought it was laughable, MoveOn members came together, committed to taking back Congress—and helped make it a reality.
That's the level of commitment we need this year. We can't afford to give up on heroes like Russ Feingold and Alan Grayson who have always been there for us even when it was tough. We can't afford to let the Republican wave wash over them.
That's why this weekend, we're organizing hundreds of "Eat, Call, Win!" parties—to call other MoveOn members and recruit them to volunteer for our progressive heroes and dozens of Democrats who we know will stand with us when the going gets tough. Can you make it to an "Eat, Call, Win!" party hosted by Valerie J. on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at 4:00 PM in Brooklyn?
Can you make it to an "Eat, Call, Win!" party hosted by Valerie J. on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010, at 4:00 PM in Brooklyn?
In cities and towns across the country, a grassroots resurgence to stop the takeover and save our progressive leaders is evident. Last weekend, MoveOn members held 350 "Yes We Can!" house parties from Cave Creek, AZ to South Hadley, MA. At 48 events coast to coast this week, MoveOn members are releasing hard-hitting reports exposing shady right-wing front groups that are helping Republicans try to take over Congress. And in California, we've seen one progressive leader, Barbara Boxer, pull ahead in her race against Carly Fiorina.3
If you haven't yet gotten involved in this election, now's the time. And if you have, it's critical to keep going—and to get your friends, neighbors, co-workers, and anyone you can get your hands on involved.
Can you come to an "Eat, Call, Win!" party in Brooklyn on Saturday? Sign up, show up, make some calls, and help stop the takeover of Congress.Thanks for all you do.
–Kat, Tim, Duncan, Carrie, and the rest of the team
1, 2. "Projected Republican Gains Approach 50 House Seats," New York Times, October 8, 2010
3. "Boxer pulls ahead in polls as Calif. senate race closes in," San Diego News Room, October 7, 2010
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