Saturday, October 11, 2014

Remember when you said you were interested?

Now's the time to join the campaign. We have to defend the Senate by turning out the progressive vote.

Dear MoveOn member,

Earlier this year, you completed a survey that helped MoveOn set its priorities for the entire year. And in it, you indicated that you were interested in helping us defend the Senate and turn out the progressive vote.

Well, friend, now's your chance—we're entering the final weeks of our Voters Rising campaign and we need you on board.

Are you willing to make get-out-the-vote calls to progressive voters and help us save the Senate?

With every major pundit currently predicting a Republican takeover, but lots of races polling neck and neck, these calls to mobilize progressive voters could make all the difference.

Thanks for all you do.


P.S. I'm forwarding a message below about our theme for this week: The 99% Strikes Back!

Callers Next Week
506 of 5,000

In key states that'll determine who controls the Senate, Election Day is already here. Can you help MoveOn hit our goal of having 5,000 get-out-the-vote callers next week by signing up now to make calls to progressive voters?

Dear MoveOn member,

Election Day is already here—at least it is in Iowa, where early absentee voting began last month for one of the closest Senate races in the country. And almost in Colorado, where early voting is just over a week away and candidates are also running neck and neck.

So if you want to help stop the Republican takeover of the Senate, you're running out of time.

You've seen the polls. You know the race for control of the Senate is going down to the wire. And you know what Mitch McConnell and Ted Cruz will do if they get control of the Senate. It'll be nothing but severe budget cuts, impeachment threats, and a rollback of progress on issues like climate and health care. We're talking about the worst overreaching excesses of this irresponsible, extremist GOP.

We've got to stop them now. There's seriously no more time to wait. Almost half the voters in Iowa voted early in 2012.1 

So we're ramping up our campaign to make 5 million phone calls to progressive voters, and this week our theme is "The 99% Strikes Back." We'll be focused on getting economic justice for the 99% by calling voters in key states whose outcomes could determine control of the Senate—like Iowa, South Dakota, and Colorado.

Can you sign up to call progressive voters in these key states to make sure they turn out at the polls?

Yes, I'll sign up to call voters this week.

We've spent much of the past year developing our state-of-the-art voter turnout strategy—a combination of tried-and-true old-school tactics and new innovations that are allowing our volunteers to turn out voters more efficiently than ever before.

And a big part of that strategy is helping people vote early in the key battleground states. In addition to Iowa and Colorado, early voting begins soon in North Carolina and South Dakota. These are all states where voters will determine whether or not the GOP will be calling the shots in the Senate for the next two years.

If we can get a majority of our voters in states like Iowa and Colorado to vote before Election Day, that'll allow us to focus all our energy on the people who are least likely to vote. So far, the strategy's working.

Early reports from Iowa are that almost twice as many Democrats as Republicans have requested absentee ballots.2 We just need to make sure that progressive voters there—along with those in Colorado and other key states—actually cast their ballots by the rapidly approaching deadline.

If you want to help stop the Tea Party takeover, there's no more time to wait. In key states, Election Day is already here. So, can you sign up to make calls this week and help turn out to vote? 

Yes, I'll sign up to call voters this week.

Thanks for all you do.

–Matt, Corinne, Stephen, Aiyi'nah, and the rest of the team


1. "Early voting starts today in Iowa," The Des Moines Register, September 25, 2014

2. "Absentee ballot requests soar for Iowa's Nov. 4 election," The Des Moines Register, September 22, 2014

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