Why do we want Elizabeth Warren to run for president? Here are a few reasons:
- Because no one else speaks to the problems of income inequality and Wall Street corruption like she does.
- Because she's a fighter who's not afraid to take on the biggest corporate bullies.
- Because she understands from firsthand experience what middle-class families are facing today.
Bottom line: We want Elizabeth Warren to run because America needs to hear Elizabeth Warren's message—and the best way for that to happen is for her to run for president.
But here's the rub: She hadn't planned on running, and it's up to us to show her that America is ready for Warren.
So we're aiming to raise enough money to launch a serious public opinion operation, compete with focus groups and tracking polls, to show she can win in the early primary states. Will you chip in $3?
We've already seen evidence that if Senator Warren runs, she can win. A focus group conducted by the respected pollster Peter Hart found that she was the most well liked of all the potential candidates for president—Republican or Democrat.1
Another pollster wrote in the Wall Street Journal that he's seen polling that shows Warren is just nine points behind in the crucial early primary state of New Hampshire—despite the fact that she hasn't campaigned even one day.2
MoveOn is laying the groundwork of the campaign Senator Warren needs to win. We've opened campaign offices in Iowa, where organizers are recruiting volunteer leaders and introducing her to voters who don't know her yet.
But the clock is ticking—we need to show Senator Warren that she can win. And part of this effort is demonstrating to other Democratic leaders, key endorsers, op-ed boards, and political journalists that Sen. Warren can be a real contender—before they write her out of this year's story.
That's why we're asking you, our members, to chip in to help us conduct the polling and public opinion research we need to show Senator Warren, the media, and potential donors that if she runs, she can win. Will you chip in $3?
Thanks for all you do.
–Mark, Kristin, Josh, Justin K., and the rest of the team
1. "The Warren Commission," Slate, January 9, 2015
2. "An Opening for Elizabeth Warren If She Wants It," The Wall Street Journal, January 25, 2015
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