Friday, October 01, 2010

MoveOn wants me to host a party.

I belong to so you don't have to.

I thought you might find this interesting. These MoveOn folks are not giving up. We conservatives are going to have to dig deeper, work longer hours, walk the streets more, and work the phone banks more. We don't want to wake up on November 3rd and say we could have won if only we cared as much as the people at MoveOn. I wish we did have corporate allies pouring millions into defeating progressive candidates, but the good people I know, like David Hall, Charles Williamson, Jim Gotto, Duane Dominy and other Republican candidates, have limited resources and have to fight hard to get the money they need to finance a campaign. Many of them are spending a lot of theri own money. To me, it looks like the big money is on the other side.

If you have not contributed or been involved, all of the local Republican candidates need contributions and boots on the gound. Get involved! Your one-stop location to get active is the Davidson County Republican Party headquarters. Visit their web site, see the headquarters location and office hours and then drop in and they can put you to work immediately making phone calls for a candidate and they can put you in touch with the candidate of your choice. There is plenty to do. Don't let MoveON out work us.

Dear fellow MoveOn member,
Remember how you felt the night of November 4, 2008?

I do. Elated is the best word I can think of. And it wasn't just electing a president I believed in, or the history made by the first African American president.

It was that we made it happen. Millions of regular people across the country, knocking on doors, calling voters, going to rallies,or donating five or ten bucks. We turned "Yes We Can" from a slogan into reality.

Today, two years later, we've got to do it again. With Republicans and their corporate allies pouring millions into defeating our progressive heroes and taking control of Congress, we're facing an outright takeover—unless we stop them.

So we're gathering for "Yes We Can!" parties all over the country on October 9th and 10th, where MoveOn members will come together to call thousands of potential volunteers in key congressional districts nationwide.

We need a place in Nashville for people to make calls together next weekend. Here in Austin, I've been involved with a bunch of parties over the years, so I can assure you it's simple to host, and MoveOn will give you all the tools and tips you need.

Can you host a "Yes We Can!" party in Nashville? Click here:
Like I said, hosting is simple, and a lot of fun—call parties are some of
the best times I've had volunteering with MoveOn over the years here in Austin.

And the impact is huge. This year, we're aiming to make over 500,000 calls to help recruit volunteers for candidates in tough races, including progressive heroes like Barbara Boxer, Russ Feingold, Alan Grayson, Tom Perriello, and more. The more parties people host, the more people there are calling potential volunteers—and the more boots on the ground there will be to make sure these progressives have the grassroots power they need this election.

As a party host, you'll give people in your neighborhood a place to gather to make a big impact on the upcoming election. Here's what to expect:

•You'll invite friends and family, and MoveOn will email people nearby
to invite them as well.
•We'll ask everyone to wear their Obama gear from 2008, if they'd like—t-shirts, hats, buttons—and we'll watch a quick video from the 2008 election to remind us all of the power we have to make change.

•MoveOn organizers will provide clear materials to walk you through the event, including scripts and lists of names and numbers. There's even live volunteer support if you have questions during the party. It's simple, but so important, to host a party. Because of you, folks in your area will have a place to gather together to make a serious impact on the upcoming election.

Can you host a "Yes We Can!" party on October 9th or 10th in Nashville? Click here to get started:
Thanks for all you do.

–Stephanie Hamm
MoveOn Regional
Coordinator, Austin, TX

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