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MoveOn.org: We'll have to pull the plug
my email | 5-29-12 | moveon.org

Posted on 05/29/2012 4:46:31 PM PDT by FrdmLvr

From my email today:

Dear MoveOn member,

With November fast approaching, we need to make some hard decisions about which campaigns we can afford to take on, and which ones we'll have to sit out.

There are so many important races this year. Of course there's the presidential election. But the U.S. Senate is up for grabs, too. There's the Scott Walker recall in Wisconsin. If we can elect Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts, that will be huge.

It's like picking which of your kids you love the most. I just can't do it.

But I'll be honest—if we can't increase our budget, we're going to have to pull the plug now on some absolutely crucial campaigns.

Can you chip in $5 to help make sure we don't have to sit out some of these critical campaigns?

Click here to chip in $5 and help MoveOn take on more campaigns this election season.

Here are some examples of the important projects we'd love to run in 2012 if we had enough money:

Young voter turnout. Young voters were crucial to Obama's victory in 2008, but most elections experts say it's unlikely they'll vote again in similar numbers this time around. We learned how to register and turn out young voters last time, and we need to do it again.

Elect Elizabeth Warren and keep control of the U.S. Senate. Elizabeth Warren is one of the best progressive candidates we've seen in years. When control of the Senate could be decided on her race, how could we not help her win?

Fighting voter suppression. Republicans have passed a wave of laws aimed at making it harder to vote for African Americans, students, and poor people. If turnout goes down by even a couple percentage points among these key voting blocs, that could be disastrous. MoveOn will do a little bit on all of these projects, but will we be able to go big? That's mostly a question of resources. If we have enough money, we will. If not, we simply can't.

Click here now to chip in $5.

MoveOn has an incredible track record in past elections—when we take on a campaign, we get results.

In 2008, MoveOn was one of the first groups to endorse President Obama, and we then recruited 1 million volunteers who went door to door, made phone calls, and helped provide the surge of grassroots support necessary to elect Obama.

In 2006, before anyone else was even talking about it, we announced plans to take back Congress from the Republicans. We made over 7 million phone calls to occasional voters to help fuel the Democratic takeover of Congress.

And in 2004 we organized a neighborhood get-out-the-vote program that knocked on over 4.6 million doors in 10,000 swing-state precincts.

If we can finish this quarter with a bang, that will give us enough confidence to go forward with campaigns that we'd otherwise have to cut right now.

Click here to chip in $5 and help MoveOn take on more campaigns this election season.

Thanks for all you do.

–Adam R., Elena, Victoria, Emily, and the rest of the team


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 527groups; bho2012; crymeariver; fundingtheleft; myheartbleeds; nobodyknowsdatrublic; seethistinyviolin

1 posted on 05/29/2012 4:46:35 PM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: FrdmLvr

2 posted on 05/29/2012 4:48:42 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (they have no god but caesar)
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To: FrdmLvr

Whatsa matta, ya can’t get any more money from Georgie Schwartz?


3 posted on 05/29/2012 4:49:22 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: FrdmLvr

I am sending heep big wampum to the warren campign.


4 posted on 05/29/2012 4:49:41 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (B B)
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To: FrdmLvr

I am sending heep big wampum to the warren campign.


5 posted on 05/29/2012 4:49:56 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (B B)
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To: FrdmLvr

Got some ‘splainin to do there Frdmlvr? Like how did you get on moveon.org’s mailing list? Hmmmm..?

:)


6 posted on 05/29/2012 4:52:50 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: FrdmLvr

Elizabeth Warren said that she’d sell me Manhattan if I donated $24 to her campaign. I’m thinking about it.


7 posted on 05/29/2012 4:56:32 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: FrdmLvr

The Scott Walker recall?

Fuggedaboutit.

Elizabeth Warren?

She’s toast.

Better prioritize a little more wisely, fellas.


8 posted on 05/29/2012 4:56:44 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: 2111USMC

I got an email today that insulted my manly prowess.

They did offer to help for a small fee.


9 posted on 05/29/2012 4:57:50 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: 2111USMC

Gots ta keep up with the eminee.


10 posted on 05/29/2012 4:57:50 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: FrdmLvr
I just can't do it.

George ran out of loot?

11 posted on 05/29/2012 4:59:59 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: FrdmLvr

FK moveon.org!


12 posted on 05/29/2012 5:01:13 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: FrdmLvr
" Republicans have passed a wave of laws aimed at making it harder to vote for African Americans..."

Oh, you mean like how the Republican Congress pushed through the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which was filibustered by Democrats including Al gore's dad? Or are you talking about the Democrats' 'Jim Crow' laws?

13 posted on 05/29/2012 5:02:45 PM PDT by avacado
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To: FrdmLvr

I have a couple of these that I saved from a trip a couple of years ago.IIRC,they're worth about $3.I'm gonna send one to moveon.org to display my solidarity with their righteous goals.

14 posted on 05/29/2012 5:09:12 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Julia: another casualty of the "War on Poverty")
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To: FrdmLvr

FINISH THEM!


15 posted on 05/29/2012 5:10:22 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: FrdmLvr

When you counted all that ‘click here to donate 5 dollars’, by the end of the letter/email, moveon is going to get a huge pot of gold.


16 posted on 05/29/2012 5:12:01 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: ronnie raygun

Do Cherokee indians accept Wampanoag money [wampum]???


17 posted on 05/29/2012 5:13:20 PM PDT by barbarianbabs
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To: FrdmLvr

I think it’s long past time that they should have just moved on by now.


18 posted on 05/29/2012 5:13:33 PM PDT by Question_Assumptions
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To: FrdmLvr

MoveOn.org is the Herlihy Boy House Sitting Service:

http://www.hulu.com/watch/2330/saturday-night-live-the-herlihy-boy-house-sitting-service


19 posted on 05/29/2012 5:16:53 PM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: Cicero

If any of you have cheap Mardi gas beads laying around, send them to Princess Pants on Fire’s campaign for a donation.


20 posted on 05/29/2012 5:20:03 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: FrdmLvr

Maybe we should send some beads in honor of Fauxcahontas!


21 posted on 05/29/2012 5:20:20 PM PDT by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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To: Gay State Conservative

You’ll get a whole lotta LibCred, though, at the next Occutard rally when you tell ‘em you just dropped 10,000 on MoveOn! :-)


22 posted on 05/29/2012 5:34:29 PM PDT by TrueKnightGalahad
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To: FrdmLvr

“Harder for students to vote”?????

Too many students are bragging about voting MULTIPLE times.

I have contended for years that too many ‘students’ are voting absentee from their home addresses with their parents and they are voting where they are attending school.

They think it is a big joke.

Milwaukee students were bragging in 2008 that they had voted multiple times for Obama.

Think hard about that when you are intending to hire a ‘recent student/graduate’. They have no ethics about such actions.


23 posted on 05/29/2012 5:45:51 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Jack Hammer

Exactly my thoughts.


24 posted on 05/29/2012 6:10:18 PM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: SevenofNine
Police: Kidnapped MoveOn.org Staffer's "Please Help" Emails Went Completely Ignored


25 posted on 05/29/2012 6:19:59 PM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: monkapotamus

Hilarious!


26 posted on 05/29/2012 7:02:02 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: cripplecreek

I always figured it was my wife signing me up for those.

:)


27 posted on 05/29/2012 7:32:39 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: FrdmLvr

‘We learned how to register and turn out young voters last time, and we need to do it again.

...Because the ones who registered last time have seen 3 years of misery from ‘progressive’ policies and we just can’t count on them, you know?

Please give us the money to assemble a naive and manipulable electorate, and donor base, this year.’

( I’m amazed these idiots still around- shows the power of the media and rich socialists.)


28 posted on 05/29/2012 7:44:12 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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