I wanted to make sure you saw the note below from Van Jones—former White House staffer for President Obama, CNN contributor, and leader in the movement for green jobs.
We're hosting a special live broadcast with Van on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET for everyone who signs up to make get-out-the-vote calls this weekend.
Van's got a special message for MoveOn members, and he's excited about what we're doing. That's why we'd hate to have to tell him that we didn't hit our goal this week. To finish on pace, we need another 1,525 volunteers signed up to make calls by Sunday night—and everyone who signs up will receive an invitation to the live broadcast.
You'll be joining first-time callers and volunteers who've been calling for weeks. It'll take all of us to hold the Senate this fall.
Thanks for all you do.
–Matt, Corinne, Ben W., Justin, and the rest of the team
Dear MoveOn member,
What you do, or don't do, in the next 19 days until Election Day in November is crucial.
That's because we're facing the very real threat of a Republican Party overrun by radicals who oppose everything from jobs programs and sane climate solutions to a woman's right to use contraception.
If there was ever a time for the 99% to rise up and strike back, this is it.
So here's what I'm asking you to do:
Now, let me explain. This isn't about the 99% versus the 1%. It's about the 99% fighting for the 100%—a nation we love in all of its multi-racial, multi-faith, gender fabulous, Twitter-addicted, and body-pierced glory.
It's about everyday people fighting for an economy that works for everyone, not just the 1%.
That's not the vision for America I'd want for my children, or anyone's children.
Sign up to talk to voters in key states this weekend through MoveOn's 99% Strikes Back phone banks. Then on Sunday night, October 19, I hope you'll join me for a special video debriefing session at 8 p.m. ET.
Let's be real: no one is saying you can get everything you want just by voting. But you can lose everything you've got by not voting. If the political disaster for Democrats that pollsters are predicting comes to pass on November 4, we could be looking at economic disaster in December and well beyond.
The answer is simple: get out the progressive vote. Hold the Senate firewall. Democracy begins with being a voter—and bringing other voters into the game.
So from now until Sunday, I believe MoveOn members will rise to the occasion and make hundreds of thousands of calls to voters. Then, on Sunday, October 19, join me on the debrief session to discuss what's at stake and why we're all doing this.
Ultimately, our work together comes down to the values to which this great nation aspires. In America, all of us should have a fair shot at success no matter how much money we have, where we pray, who we love, or what our skin color looks like.
That is the vision for our country I'm fighting for.
It's the good fight. And I'm glad to be fighting it alongside you.
Thanks for all you do.
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