Let's be clear: We're facing a takeover of Congress by anti-government, hyper-right-wing, corporate-funded Republicans. There's still enough time to turn this election around—but we've all got to pitch in NOW.So we're getting together again this weekend for an urgent day of action—where we'll have some fun, too. Inspired by the best-selling book Eat, Pray, Love, we're holding hundreds of "Eat, Call, Win!" house parties across the country this weekend to make calls to other MoveOn members in battleground districts, and sign them up to volunteer to get out the vote for endangered Democrats.
So far, MoveOn members have made over 200,000 calls to volunteers for nearly 50 congressional candidates—and according to the campaigns, it's making a huge difference. Just a couple days ago, the campaign manager for Senator Russ Feingold's re-election said that together with all the help from MoveOn members, they're showing what grassroots campaigns are all about.
But we couldn't do any of this without members stepping up to host. Hosting is simple, fun, and powerful. Here's what it's like—we provide a ton of tips and tools to make it go smoothly:
- Find a Location: You choose a location for the party. It can be your house or another friend's, or a room at a local community center.
- Invite People: We'll email people in your area to invite them to your party, and you should definitely invite your friends, family, and co-workers too. The more, the merrier.
- Call Volunteers: At the party, you and the others will call other MoveOn members. In the days leading up to it, we'll send you everything you need: instructions on how to get lists of volunteers to call, a script of what to say, and frequently asked questions that tell you more than you'll ever need to know.
- Enjoy Desserts: We'll ask anyone who RSVPs for your party to bring a dessert to share, and if you can, you should provide one as well.
By hosting a party, you're helping build a massive movement of volunteers to help re-elect our progressive heroes and stop the takeover. Can you host your own party next round in Inwood? Click here to sign up:
Thanks for all you do.
–Kat, Lenore, Gail, Mariana, and the rest of the team
1. "Projected Republican Gains Approach 50 House Seats," The New York Times, October 8, 2010
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