Thursday, September 29, 2011

You have to see this

Elizabeth Warren has just jumped into the U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts and she's already a front-runner. But with an urgent fundraising deadline Friday, she needs our help. Can you chip in $5?

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Dear MoveOn member,

Have you seen this amazing quote that everyone's sharing on Facebook right now? It's from progressive champion Elizabeth Warren, who has just jumped into the U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts:

"There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody. You built a factory out there—good for you. 

"But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers that the rest of us paid to educate...Part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along."1

Elizabeth Warren has been a tireless advocate for consumer rights, holding big banks accountable and creating the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. She's one of the great progressive voices on fixing the economy.

Now she's taking on corporate-backed Sen. Scott Brown and his $10 million war chest. She has only been in the race for two weeks, but she is already out to a narrow lead over Brown in the most recent poll.2 This Friday is a critical fundraising deadline, and all eyes are watching to see if her campaign's for real.

MoveOn members in Massachusetts voted in a landslide to endorse Warren this week. She's got momentum, but the media will be watching closely to see if she can turn her progressive record into grassroots support, and it's absolutely vital that she announce a large fundraising total from thousands of small donors.

Warren came to prominence as a vocal critic of many of the Wall Street corporations who are now top contributors to Scott Brown's campaign. Brown is trying to present a moderate front despite his tea party backing and corporate donors, but Warren is the real voice for the American Dream.

We're also announcing two other MoveOn member endorsements, candidates who are true champions in the fight to rebuild the American Dream. Eric Griego in New Mexico and Ilya Sheyman in Illinois both stand out as progressive leaders in their Democratic primary elections for the U.S House of Representatives.

Can you chip in $5 to Elizabeth Warren's campaign right now?

Thanks for all you do.

  –Adam R., Elena, Julia, Stephen, and the rest of the team


1. "Video: The Elizabeth Warren Quote Every American Needs To Hear,", Sept. 21, 2011.

2. "Elizabeth Warren leads Scott Brown by two points," Public Policy Polling, Sept. 20, 2011. [PDF]


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