Dear MoveOn member,
CNN's latest poll has President Obama winning by nine points...among registered voters.1
But his lead is just two points—within the margin of error—among likely voters. And that's the whole ballgame.
If voters turn out like they did in 2008, President Obama will win in a landslide, and progressive champions like Elizabeth Warren and Tammy Baldwin will be senators. If it looks like 2010, we could face a Republican sweep.
That's why MoveOn is focused like a laser on turning out unlikely voters. We're partnering with the AFL-CIO affiliate Workers' Voice to combine the grassroots power of MoveOn and organized labor, we're making sure candidates know how to talk about the Romney-Ryan plan to end Medicare, and we're releasing a barrage of ads to remind voters how great a Republican victory would be for the 1%.
But to fund all this, we need to raise $400,000 this week. It's crunch time. Can you chip in?
Republicans are doing everything they can to make 2012 a repeat of the tea party wave in 2010. They're putting up all kinds of new barriers to make it harder to vote, lying about President Obama's policies, and have already spent hundreds of millions of dollars on ads.
Their plan is simple: Shrink the electorate by keeping progressives, young people, and people of color away from the polls. If they fail, we win.
MoveOn members once powered the most effective voter-turnout program ever studied.2 Now we have an opportunity to shatter past records, in an election where voter turnout will decide the outcome. But it's a multimillion-dollar program, and we need your help to make it happen.
Click below to chip in $5.
The money you contribute today creates an opportunity for all of us to make calls, knock on doors, and make a difference this election.
Thanks for all you do.
–Daniel, Levana, and the rest of the team
1. "CNN Poll: Obama 49%-Romney 47% among likely voters," CNN, August 24, 2012
2. "Middleton 2006—MoveOn and Voter Mobilization in 2004," GOTV website, Institution for Social and Policy Studies, 2006
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