Thursday, July 10, 2014

Re: Republican political suicide

Hi there—It looks like you recently considered a donation to help us fight the GOP's War on Women, but didn't complete it. Can you help out?

The Supreme Court decision striking down coverage for birth control shows how extreme and anti-woman the Republican Party has become. Now we need to hold them accountable with voters. Can you chip in $3?

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Dear MoveOn member,

For days, I've been angry about the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision. It's just so wrong, and so disrespectful to women.

But this morning I woke up with a different idea. It's time to stop being mad. It's time to get even.

Because the one good thing about this decision is that it shows for all the world that the Republican Party is flat-out, 100% against access to birth control. And that's political suicide.

Consider this: 99% of women use contraception at some point in their lives.1 Ninety-nine percent. Opposing birth control isn't a fringe view. It's the farthest fraying edge of the fringe.

So between now and November, we need to hold Republicans accountable by making sure that every female voter in every key state knows the Republican Party position on birth control. If they want to support legislation to overturn Hobby Lobby, great. But if not, we'll make sure it costs them their seats in Congress. Will you chip in $3 to help make it happen? 

Yes, I can contribute $3 to hold Republican politicians accountable for opposing access to birth control.

Remember 2012? Republicans lost the women's vote by 12 points while talking about "legitimate rape"—the biggest gender gap in history.2

They thought they could fix it by coaching politicians on messaging to women.3 But here's what the Republicans haven't learned: It's not just what they say—it's their policies.

And no Republican position is more out of the mainstream than their opposition to access to contraception.

Republicans are on the verge of taking control of the Senate, and if they do, then they'll have the power to block any Supreme Court nomination President Obama puts forward—locking in terrible decisions like Hobby Lobby for a generation or more.

But with your help, we can hang this decision like an albatross around the necks of Republican candidates all over the country. We'll show up at public events and challenge candidates directly. We'll run ads online. And any Republican who doesn't support legislation to overturn Hobby Lobby will have to answer to voters.

I'm tired of being mad. Let's fix this.

Click here to chip in $3 and help hold Republicans accountable for opposing access to birth control.

Thanks for all you do.

–Anna, Alejandro, Justin, Rosy, and the rest of the team


1. "Contraceptive Use in the United States," Guttmacher Institute, June 2014

2. "Gender Gap in 2012 Vote Is Largest in Gallup's History," Gallup, November 9, 2012  

3. "GOP men tutored in running against women," Politico, December 5, 2013  

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