Dear MoveOn member,
Last night, President Obama delivered what's likely to be remembered as one of his most important speeches.1
Here's his main point and challenge to all of us: We "can't afford to stay home" on Election Day. We can't afford to simply "boo" Donald Trump.2 (That was the President's response to the crowd's reaction to Trump's name.)
We've got to vote. All of us. Every single progressive who cares about our nation. And we've got to make sure that everyone we know votes too. And for us to win, we can't wait until October, when the election is only weeks away. We'll, frankly, be too late. We need to confirm our own voter registration—and register everyone we know—NOW.
That's why MoveOn has teamed up with friends at Vote.org—to turbocharge a rapid-response, online voter registration drive.
Do you have five minutes right now to take two easy but vitally important actions?
Click here now to get started. (If you use the Vote.org tool via this link, Vote.org agrees not to contact you directly, despite what its tool displays.)
Here's what's needed:
- First, make sure you're registered to vote and that your information is up to date (and register if you aren't). Vote.org makes it easy but please note that the tool is only as good as voter files, which are uneven. So don't be alarmed if you're registered but it tells you that you aren't. Vote.org lets you double check at the state level.
- Second, forward this email to at least five people you know—and who you want to make sure vote on Election Day.
Imagine the massive online voter registration reach of millions of passionate MoveOn members!
Voter registration is one piece of MoveOn's general election program, which will continue to roll out over the next several weeks. We're registering voters online today, but in the next phase, we'll be in person in key swing states around the country where MoveOn members will be talking with voters who we'll need to turn out in order to win in November.
Just now, Bernie Sanders echoed the President's call to action—saying, "We must elect the Democratic nominee in November and progressive Democrats up and down the ballot so that we ensure that the progressive policy commitments we fought so hard for can advance!"3
Will you help jump-start an online voter registration drive by confirming that you're registered to vote and helping friends and family do the same?
Toward the end of last night's speech, President Obama celebrated the power of organizers, as he's done so many times before.
"You are the best organizers on the planet," he said, "and I’m so proud of all the change you’ve made possible."4 We couldn't have said it better.
Let's join the President in rejecting cynicism and fear. Let's "summon what’s best in us" and win in November.5
Thanks for all you do.
—Ilya, Joan, Erica, Ben O., and the rest of the team
P.S. If you haven't had a chance to watch President Obama's speech, you can click to view it here.
1. "Full text: President Obama's DNC speech," Politico, July 27, 2016
2. "Clip of Democratic National Convention, Day 3," C-Span, July 27, 2016
3. Bernie Sanders, Facebook, July 28, 2016
4. "Clip of Democratic National Convention, Day 3," C-Span, July 27, 2016
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