Sunday, November 6, 2016

Dead heat

Dear MoveOn member,

I'll cut to the chase. Will you give whatever hours you can between now and when the polls close on Election Day to help get out the vote with MoveOn's ambitious, effective, critical voter turnout program?

Yes, I'm in—I can make calls to voters.

By now, we all know the stakes of this election—and the choice between a dangerous authoritarian demagogue or a woman of great experience and commitment, running on the most progressive major-party platform ever.

We all know the real threat that Donald Trump could win. The polls have tightened to a dead heat this week, with Trump ahead in many battleground states. And we know that his supporters are committed to voting. We know control of the Senate is utterly up in the air.
And we all know what we have to do to win: turn out progressive voters.

But if you're not sure how to do it, here's the good news: MoveOn has made it easy for all of us, wherever we live, to talk to the voters who could decide this election.

Start making calls now. (You'll be calling progressive voters in swing states, you'll need a computer and phone, and MoveOn will teach you everything you need to know. Your number will remain hidden from callers. You can also sign up for other shifts over the next three days.)

Can't make calls? Join the text team. 
(You'll be texting MoveOn members to ask them to join our efforts in this final push or texting progressive voters in swing states to remind them to vote. Volunteering with MoveOn's texting system won't use any text messages on your cell phone's plan—just data or Wi-Fi, and your cell phone number will stay private.)

My friends at MoveOn say it's been thrilling to see people pouring in during these crucial final days. Tens of thousands of MoveOn members are knocking on doors of progressives in key states, making calls to swing state voters, even using innovative tools to sign up more volunteers via text messaging.

But let's get thousands more on board to fill every shift, knock on every door, and get every voter we can to the polls.

We just can't leave anything to chance. We all remember that Al Gore "lost" Florida by 537 votes in 2000. In state after state, we might be looking at margins just that narrow once again. We have to give it everything we can. 

And this election is about more than the White House. We have the chance to elect true progressive champions to the Senate and take control back from the Republican obstructionists. This could mean progress on tackling climate change, fixing our rigged economy, getting big money out of politics ... and filling the vacant seat on the Supreme Court. 

I don't want to wake up on November 9 and wonder whether I could have done more. If a state like Florida is decided by 537 votes, I want to have swayed some of those critical voters. So I'm giving it my all. And I hope you will too.

Will you give whatever hours you can over this final push to talk to the progressive voters who will make the difference?

Start making calls now.

Can't make calls? Join the text team.

Thanks for all you do.

—Robert Reich

Want to support MoveOn's work? Senator Elizabeth Warren says, "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 bold and ambitious—and exactly what is needed to help swing Senate races, resoundingly defeat Donald Trump, and build the power we need to win progressive change after the election." Will you chip in to help make it all possible?

Click here to chip in $2.70, or whatever you can afford. 

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