Dear fellow MoveOn member,
Red alert: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is making ominous threats about Republicans' plans if they stay in power after the midterm elections two weeks from today. I won't waste space quoting him directly. Rather, here's my interpretation of what he said:
"If you keep Republicans in charge, we will shred your health care and gut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid to pay for massive tax cuts for corporations and our wealthiest donors."
Eddie, it's absolutely essential that we put a check on Republicans immediately. We have GOT to stop this madness. And I believe we can in just two weeks, thanks to MoveOn, which is running its largest, most strategic midterm election effort on record. (And I've been through a lot of election cycles, so I feel pretty darn confident making that call.)
With dozens and dozens of House, Senate, and gubernatorial races too close to call, MoveOn members are fighting everywhere, for every vote, and they need your help.
Will you chip in $3 a week—so that MoveOn can continue making the critical difference in close to 200 races in these final days and hit the ground running on November 7, when we all wake up to a brand-new Congress? (MoveOn will contact you shortly after Election Day to see if you want to modify or cancel your weekly donation.)
I've dedicated my life to winning progressive change, and MoveOn members are among my best allies. Because no matter what, you never quit.
In this election cycle, MoveOn's firing on all cylinders, 24/7:
- Thousands of MoveOn members will pound the pavement in critical swing districts. Already, well-organized teams of MoveOn members have been showing up at the campaign offices of MoveOn-endorsed candidates around the country, serving as the volunteer backbone for door knocking and phone banking. We know that direct voter contact like this is the most effective way to get out the vote, and thousands more MoveOn members will be on the streets all the way until polls close on Election Day.
- "Real Voter Voices," a groundbreaking new voter persuasion program propelled by personal videos recorded by MoveOn members, is up and running in 118 races. This innovative program has been proven to be five times more cost-effective at getting out the vote than traditional programs such as TV ads and snail mail, and MoveOn has officially launched social media ads with over 2,000 videos in the 100 congressional races, 10 Senate races, and eight gubernatorial contests. These ads will continue until Election Day, thanks to small-dollar donations from MoveOn members like you.
- MoveOn's Mobile Phone Team is sending millions of texts to voters using MoveOn's texting program, Spoke. Volunteers are helping folks register to vote, sharing information about MoveOn-endorsed candidates, signing up new volunteers, and more. There is overwhelming volunteer demand to participate in this program. So MoveOn has been working tirelessly behind the scenes to scale up its texting technology to double the number of voters they can reach in the final days. To pull this off, they need last-minute funds to support programmers, servers, and staff to train all of the last-minute volunteers.
- MoveOn will continue raising money directly for the campaigns that need it most. MoveOn members have come together to donate millions of dollars directly to campaigns, including $1 million raised for Black women candidates, helping to propel Democrats and progressives to record-breaking fundraising totals—but we're not done yet! MoveOn members will keep donating directly to campaigns until the very end to make sure our candidates have the resources to fight on the ground.
With two weeks left to change the fate of our nation, we're digging deep to make sure that we wake up with absolutely no regrets on Election Day.
I'm determined to do everything I can by making sure that MoveOn has everything it needs to help drive us to victory on November 6 and lead the charge to put a real stop to Donald Trump starting on November 7. And I hope you will join me.
Will you chip in $3 a week right now, help MoveOn wrap up its biggest midterm elections program EVER, and start the real work of dismantling Trump's agenda in Congress? (MoveOn will contact you shortly after Election Day to see if you want to modify or cancel your weekly donation.)
Look, in many ways, McConnell has just given me and you a gift.
He laid bare the GOP's plan for devastation while there's still time for us to do every single thing we can to stop it.
We can END REPUBLICAN CONTROL OF CONGRESS and turn McConnell's plan to dust. Wouldn't that feel great?
If we put in the work, then not only can we kick out these crooks, we can elect the most progressive and diverse slate of candidates in history—many of them first-time candidates who are rallying behind incredible ideas like Medicare for All, strengthening Social Security, clamping down on corporate corruption, and free public college—candidates who are like the diverse and changing America that we all need represented in the halls of power.
It takes major resources to double the size of an organization, make thousands of videos, fundraise for dozens of campaigns, mobilize tens of thousands of volunteers, text millions of voters, and win elections. Since Donald Trump's election, that's exactly what MoveOn has done.
To win this election, MoveOn needs you, Eddie. And me. All of us stretching to give what we can. Will you join me by chipping in $3 a week? (MoveOn will contact you shortly after Election Day to see if you want to modify or cancel your weekly donation.)
And there's one more important thing: I've been getting a lot of emails and calls about recent election polls. Folks think that Democrats have this election in the bag.
That kind of nonsense is EXTREMELY DANGEROUS THINKING!
Let me be clear: This election is in no way decided.
The topline numbers for the House may look promising, but there are a lot of variables that could mean we actually lose on Election Day—like the razor-thin margins in critical races, gerrymandering that dilutes the power of Democratic voters, attacks on voting rights, and the influence of right-wing Big Money in the home stretch.
I'll say this as plainly as I can: This is no time to rest. This isn't time for hubris. And, with Republicans in charge of three branches of government, we have no laurels to rest on. It's time for grit, determination, and perseverance.
It's time to invest in MoveOn, whose members are fueling the blue wave and flooding the streets, phones, and social media. Join me and chip in $3 a week now. (MoveOn will contact you shortly after Election Day to see if you want to modify or cancel your weekly donation.)
We can do this. Everything. All at once. We must do this, because that is the mandate for this moment.
So, no, Mitch McConnell, you don't get to shred anything else we hold dear.
Thanks for all you do.
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