Friday, October 11, 2013

Please, don't click delete

Hi there,

Please, don't click delete.

We have a remarkable and unprecedented opportunity, and we've got to seize it, so I hope you'll read this whole message.

Gallup reports the Republican Party's approval rating has sunk to 28%—the lowest rating in the history of Gallup polling.1

Independent voters give Democrats a nine-point lead.2

And polls recently commissioned by MoveOn show that if elections were held today, Republicans could lose control of the House of Representatives.3

We know from history that in big moments like this one, MoveOn can help power a wave of electoral victories for progressives.

Perhaps the best example of MoveOn's power in an off-year election was 2006. As Republican popularity plummeted due to Iraq—and Bush's plan to privatize Social Security outraged seniors—MoveOn members rode a wave of anger and disgust to end Republican domination in Congress. That year, volunteers made 7 million phone calls, organized 7,500 house parties, and launched 6,000 in-district events.4

But the truth is, we are 100% funded by small-dollar-donors like you. All too often, we get a wave of donations at the end of an election cycle. But we really can't plan the game-changing electoral strategy MoveOn needs without your early support.

So I hate to ask so strongly, but this is too important not to be direct: Don't wait until next year to help out with elections—please help out right now, today.

Can you pitch in $3 now to help fund MoveOn's elections work?

Yes, I will help out.

Thanks for all you do.

–Ilya, Joan, Manny, David, and the rest of the team


1. "Republican Party Favorability Sinks to Record Low," Gallup, October 9, 2013

2. "Independents Give Democrats the Lead on Generic Ballot," Political Wire, October 9, 2013

3. "
24 MoveOn polls show GOP could lose House in wake of shutdown," Public Policy Polling, October 6, 2013

"The Midterms: Sam Wang Weighs In," The New York Times, October 8, 2013

4. "Election 2006: People Powered Politics," MoveOn Political Action, 2006

Want to support our work? We're entirely funded by our 8 million members—no corporate contributions, no big checks from CEOs. And our tiny staff ensures that small contributions go a long way. Chip in here.

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