Time To Move Forward With Move On
Progress forward in voting the Republican Party out of existence. A progressive Democratic victory.
Democrats and progressive young independents awoke and made political history in Florida’s Governor election of their first black Governor. The Blue Wave is rising, so don’t think voting doesn’t work!
We have the chance to turn the tide
On November 6, keep what just happened from ever happening again, and create a strong defense against Donald Trump’s horrific agenda. But in order to do it, every single one of us—along with all of our friends, families, neighbors, and communities—must get out and vote. That’s why MoveOn has printed a big batch of these beautiful blue wave stickers, and we’re giving them away for FREE while supplies last.
Thanks for all you do. –Kelly, Seth, Chris, Maria, and the rest of the team
Here is what Michael Moore has to say about MoveOn:
“MoveOn is working around the clock to help organize and turn out volunteers to get out the vote in November. I know that MoveOn members like you are moving heaven and earth to win this election. We’re the majority. But we need to rise up. That’s the only way out of this mess.” Will you chip in $3 a week to help win this election? (MoveOn will contact you shortly after Election Day to see if you want to modify or cancel your donation.)
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This email was sent to James Statzer on October 8, 2018
MoveOn was built for this moment
This is Robert Fox, MoveOn’s numbers guy. I’m usually behind the scenes, running our budget and operations, and write MoveOn members just a few times a year with important updates.
I’ll cut right to the chase: There is now less than a week left before the Senate is expected to vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination. And there are 5 weeks left to win the most important midterm election of our lifetimes.
We still need to to stay on budget through Election Day. But in order to do that, we need to secure 2,898 new weekly donors this week. Which is why I need your help.
Can you help keep Brett Kavanaugh off of the Supreme Court and take back Congress in November?
On October 2 in any other election year, MoveOn’s team would be focused on nothing else but the election itself. In fact, I just looked at my records, and exactly two years ago, I sent MoveOn members an email detailing all of the work left to do before we went to the polls in 2016.
But this is not a normal election year.
Don’t get me wrong, MoveOn has pulled out all of the stops and is working around the clock to defeat Republicans at the polls in five weeks. In fact, MoveOn is running our biggest midterm elections program EVER. But we have also had to dig deep into our reserves in order to mount a massive, critical, no-holds-barred campaign to stop Kavanaugh from getting anywhere close to a seat on the Supreme Court and to be sure that we are ready to spill into the streets at a moment’s notice if Donald Trump undermines special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
Our team spent this week (including nights and weekends) pushing tens of thousands of phone calls to offices of swing-vote senators, helping to organize last-minute rallies across the country in response to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s wrenching testimony on Thursday, and churning out powerful videos and ads. On top of that, we have been preparing for the possible firing of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and maintaining the largest midterm election campaign in our 20-year history.
Kavanaugh’s nomination delayed
With the vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination delayed a week so the FBI can complete an investigation, I anticipate hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional expenses as we extend our campaign until at least the end of the week to pressure key senators to vote the right way. We will spend millions more between now and Election Day. And, on top of that, we must remain ready to pour into the streets if Trump undermines the Mueller investigation.
We have to walk and chew gum at the same time right now. We MUST stop Kavanaugh—while also organizing the massive number of voters who have been galvanized to hold accountable in November the Republicans who have blindly supported him. I know that many of you have been giving—and giving generously—of your time, money, and energy. I wouldn’t ask if it weren’t so important.
This is a massive undertaking—bigger than we could have ever imagined. Will you dig deep and become a weekly donor to help us stay one pace? $3, or whatever you can afford, will go a long way.
As my boss Anna says to me, “MoveOn was built for this moment.” In addition to our work to stop Kavanaugh and protect the Mueller investigation, it is up to us to play a pivotal role in making sure that Republicans feel the consequences of their actions on November 6. It is not hubris or hyperbole to say that the work we do in the next five weeks could determine control of the House and Senate.
Here is just some of what our team has been doing with the help of our sustaining supporters:
- Hosting weekly “Resist & Win” organizing calls, bringing together elected officials and movement leaders to talk to tens of thousands of MoveOn members, share their skills and expertise, and inspire all of us to stay involved and push even harder.
- Coordinating hundreds of “Wave” volunteer events in critical swing districts, bringing thousands of MoveOn members together to volunteer directly for congressional campaigns en masse—making calls, knocking on doors, and providing the indispensable on-the-ground support campaigns need in order to succeed.
- Running a cutting-edge voter persuasion project called Real Voter Voices—a program that allows MoveOn members to film short videos straight from their phones describing why they support certain candidates, and then utilizes sophisticated analytics to determine which voters are most likely to be moved by those messages, which allows our teams to create the most-impactful ads targeting the right people. Early tests of the program showed some very exciting results, which is why we are investing in rolling it out more broadly to increase its impact.
Weeks left until the election
The Blue Wave Is Coming…With only 5 weeks left until the election, we cannot afford to pull back on a single piece of our midterm election work, nor can we stop our campaigns to stop Kavanaugh and protect the Mueller investigation. We need the resources to do it all.
This past week has been unimaginably difficult and painful, but the strength and resilience of Dr. Blasey Ford, of the sexual assault survivors who bravely confronted members of Congress like Jeff Flake to tell their stories, and of the many, many more who have been reliving their experiences and standing in solidarity should give all of us the courage and conviction to push forward.
Will you chip in $3 a week to help? (MoveOn will contact you shortly after Election Day to see if you want to modify or cancel your donation.)
Thanks for all you do.
How do MoveOn weekly donations work?
Weekly donations are a new type of donation that we’re testing during election season! If you sign up to make a weekly donation through MoveOn, your weekly contribution will be billed once per month to your credit card, today and on the same day of every month going forward. To determine your monthly contribution amount, we will multiply the weekly amount of your donation by 4.34—the average number of weeks per month. You can cancel, modify, or request a full or partial refund of your recurring donation at any time. If you sign up to make a weekly donation, we will contact you by email shortly after Election Day to see if you want to modify or cancel your donation.
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This is a duplicate of an email was sent to James Statzer on October 2nd, 2018.
MoveOn needs your help, now more than ever. A senior member of Donald Trump’s own administration wrote in an op-ed that Trump is “amoral,” “petty,” “reckless,” and “erratic.” The author even admitted that the Cabinet considered invoking the 25th Amendment to have him removed—but they didn’t, and they won’t. The only way to stop Trump is if we use our people power to fight back at the ballot box and fight for a country that works for all of us. MoveOn is ready to fight. Will you stand with us?
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A huge surprise upset (and what it means)
Dear MoveOn member,
Last night, progressive Andrew Gillum did what many thought was impossible: He won the Democratic primary for governor of Florida!
Let me tell you a little bit about Andrew Gillum
His mother drove a school bus, and his father was a construction worker—humble roots in the life of a public servant who has dedicated his entire career to fighting for those who deserve a seat at the table.3
Andrew is the mayor of Tallahassee, where he worked to develop a thriving and fair economy, took on the gun lobby and won, and stood up to President Trump and right-wing Governor Rick Scott to defend immigrant communities.
He ran an unapologetic, progressive campaign in Florida—shocking a lot of people who wrote him off in his primary. But that bruising primary win has left his campaign with little money at a time when GOP megadonors such as the Koch brothers are going to spend millions to tear him down.
Can you rush a contribution of $3 or more to Andrew Gillum’s bold, progressive campaign for Florida governor? Every donation matters for his team after a bruising and costly primary. (<- please help Move On with any donation )
This morning’s attacks make one thing very clear: Republicans are so terrified of the blue wave headed their way this November that they are willing to engage in gutter tactics.
They know that Americans are itching for change
and want elected officials like Andrew to represent them
Gillum will fight to end “stand your ground,” to support single-payer health care, to transition off fossil fuels, and to stop severe voter suppression efforts that have taken place in Florida for far too long.
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