Sunday, September 4, 2016

Incredible news (New York Times)

The New York Times says that we have a 55% chance of taking back the Senate on Election Day.

Dear MoveOn member,

I'm one of just 46 women to have ever served in the U.S. Senate. Ever. Since 1789!1

That’s why it’s so exciting that this year, it's strong, smart, experienced women candidates—running in more than half a dozen states—who could take control of the Senate back from the GOP.

Many of these Senate races are neck and neck. That’s the good news.

But more and more Republican mega-donors are shifting their money from the presidential race to Senate races.2 The Koch brothers alone have committed an obscene $750 million to try to keep the GOP in control of the Senate.3

Will you join me and chip in $2.70 a month to MoveOn to help win this election, take back the Senate, and then fight for progressive change seven days a week, 365 days a year?

Yes, I'll chip in monthly.

No, I'm sorry, I can't make a monthly donation.

We can’t beat the Koch brothers' money with TV ads. But we can still win by working for it. Mountains of research show that good old-fashioned grassroots door knocking—especially when it's neighbors talking to neighbors—is the most effective way to turn out voters.4

That's why I'm so enthusiastic about MoveOn's smart and targeted plan to hire a network of organizers in key battleground states to mobilize and train volunteers to knock on hundreds of thousands of doors. It's a bold and ambitious plan—and exactly what is needed to help swing Senate races, resoundingly defeat Donald Trump, give Democrats a fighting chance to take back the House, and build the power we need to win progressive change after the election.

MoveOn only has until Tuesday to decide how many organizers to hire—beyond that, there just isn’t enough time to train organizers and get them going. The number of organizers MoveOn can hire will depend on the amount of money MoveOn knows it can count on.

Will you join me and chip in $2.70 a month to MoveOn, so that we can defeat Trump, win back the Senate, and then work for progressive change every single day?

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Candidates in hotly contested Senate races include Representative Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, a veteran who lost her legs in the Iraq War, who is a tireless advocate for working-class families; Catherine Cortez Masto, who stood up to the big banks and won $1.9 billion for homeowners while fighting foreclosure fraud as Attorney General of Nevada; and Deborah Ross, a civil rights lawyer, college professor, and former North Carolina state legislator.

As these candidates work their hearts out, Donald Trump is claiming that Hillary Clinton "lacks the mental and physical stamina" to be president—a thinly veiled strategy to suggest that she's weak because she's a woman.5

Let's join together to make this the year that Democratic women take back the Senate, defeat Donald Trump, AND build the power we need to win on the issues we care about.

Click here to chip in $2.70 a month, so that MoveOn can hire the organizers they need to make a difference this November, and then keep fighting for progressive change seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Or, if you can't chip in monthly, then click here.

The sexism seeping from the Trump campaign is just unbelievable. Consider this:

  • Kellyanne Conway, Trump's campaign manager, has argued that if women were stronger, "rape would not exist."6
  • Stephen Bannon, the head of Trump's campaign, was accused of domestic violence.7
  • Roger Ailes, the former Fox News chairman ousted last month over charges of sexual harassment, is helping Trump prepare for the debates.8
  • And let’s not forget, Donald Trump calls women "fat pigs" and "disgusting animals” and famously said, "Women, you have to treat them like sh*t."9,10

We have the power to overcome that ugliness. We can make 2016 the year we finally elect the first woman president—and women candidates can help win back control of the Senate. And we can set the stage for real success in 2017. But we can only do it together.

Will you chip in $2.70 a month to MoveOn? Your ongoing support will help women shatter the ultimate glass ceiling, defeat Trump’s misogyny, take back the Senate, and build political power for progressives.

Yes, I'm in. I'll chip in monthly.

No, I'm sorry, I can't make a monthly donation.

The New York Times says we have a 55% chance of taking back the Senate on Election Day.11 I’d call those roll-up-your-sleeves fighting odds, wouldn’t you?

And just think what we can accomplish next year and beyond with a Democratic majority—starting with finally confirming a new Supreme Court justice.

There's so much work to be done to level the playing field for middle class families and to give everyone a fair shot to get ahead. I want to work in the Senate alongside future senators like Tammy Duckworth, Catherine Cortez Masto, and Deborah Ross, to name only a few. And I want President Hillary Clinton to have the opportunity for her Supreme Court appointees to be confirmed. Your ongoing support will make this all possible.

So, let's get to it. Will you become a monthly donor now, before MoveOn makes its final decisions on Tuesday about how many organizers it can hire to turn out voters in battleground states?

Yes, I'll chip in $2.70 a month.

No, I'm sorry, I can't make a monthly donation.

Thanks for all you do.

—Senator Elizabeth Warren


1. "Women in the Senate," United States Senate, accessed September 4, 2016

2. "Turned off by Trump: Republican mega-donors focus on congressional races," The Guardian, August 27, 2016

3. "Koch to Focus on Senate," U.S. News & World Report, August 1, 2016

4. "Lessons from GOTV experiments," Yale Institution for Social and Policy Studies, accessed September 4, 2016

5. "Trump’s claim that Clinton lacks the ‘physical stamina’ to be president," The Washington Post, August 18, 2016

6. "Trump Campaign Manager Kellyanne Conway Said If Women Were Stronger, Rape Wouldn't Exist," Vanity Fair, August 31, 2016

7. "Steve Bannon, Trump campaign CEO, faced domestic violence charges," The Guardian, August 26, 2016

8. "Roger Ailes Is Advising Donald Trump Ahead of Presidential Debates," The New York Times, August 16, 2016

9. "Donald Trump Hates Women," Slate, March 24, 2016

10. "So which women has Donald Trump called 'dogs' and 'fat pigs'?" The Washington Post, August 8, 2015

11. "2016 Senate Election Forecast," The New York Times, accessed September 4, 2016

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