Dear MoveOn member,
Voter turnout is usually our side's bread and butter, but there's "growing evidence that new voter-outreach programs funded by conservative groups could give GOP nominee Mitt Romney an edge."1
This isn't just talk: The RNC recently added 63 organizers, the NRA is spending less on ads and more on getting out the vote, and the Koch Brothers' Super PAC has 116 people on staff—all paid professionals using wedge issues like gay marriage to boost Republican turnout.2
So we're responding by throwing hundreds of Five Weeks to Win call parties on September 29 and 30. We'll call MoveOn members in swing states to get them talking to folks who supported Obama in 2008 but might not vote in November. If we can reach people now—before the onslaught of negative ads over the final weeks—our "get out and vote!" message has a better chance of sinking in.
We need a party in Inwood to hit our goals and show the Koch Brothers that they can't match our people power. Parties are simple and fun to host, and you'll get plenty of support. Can you host a Five Weeks to Win call party on September 29 or 30?
Last weekend alone, we called over 100,000 MoveOn members at nearly 500 call parties, and this week, thousands of members are going door-to-door talking to real voters in places like Florida and Ohio about why it's important to vote for Obama.
To beat conservatives in getting out the vote, we need enough volunteers for the final stretch. Hosting a call party is one of the easiest ways to multiply your impact this election, and we need more parties to help re-elect President Obama.
Can you throw a Five Weeks to Win party on September 29 or 30?
Thanks for all you do.
–Amy, Robin, Emily, Stefanie, and the rest of the team
1. "Conservative groups reaching new levels of sophistication in mobilizing voters," The Washington Post, September 21, 2012
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