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comments originated as private emails. Thus, as a matter of respecting
privacy, the names and identifying features of those they were written to
have been removed. Suffice it to say, however, that the people receiving
said missives are each shakers-and-movers in the realm of Arkansas
politics and if anyone reading these notes happens to agree with me, I
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----- Original Message -----
Subject: Follow-up on activist mobilization training
Dear MoveOn member,
Yesterday, Senator Obama delivered a speech in which he challenged MoveOn members: You want clean energy? Then, "it's time to stand up for a new vision of government this November."
MoveOn members stood up last weekend when we made over 150,000 calls
together. Will you join us for the next round Saturday, September 30th,
for the Great Call for Change Challenge?
We are aiming to break all our records for calls in a single day, but
we can't do this without you.
To make these calls, you can either host a house party or sign up to
call from home.
Hosting a party is easy, all you need is access to a printer and
someplace for folks to gather and make calls.
To host a party, click here:
If you can't host, you can still join in! You can call from anywhere
you have a phone and an Internet connection.
To call from home, click here:
Callers in the Challenge will set their own goals, and here's the really cool part: we'll raise the money we need for our final Get Out the Vote push by asking folks who can't call to pledge an amount for every call you make, just like a "walk-a-thon." So your calling not only moves voters, it raises money too.
Before we can ask for pledges, we need a sense of how many calls we can make. So we need to know today—can you call voters on Saturday, September 30th?
Senator Obama's speech on energy independence was part of our Progressive Vision series, inviting national figures to address the issues MoveOn members picked for our positive agenda. Here are some highlights from Senator Obama's address:
Together, we can accept this challenge to do what it takes for a clean energy future. Right now, that means pulling out all the stops to win back Congress. Call for Change is a tested and proven way that each of us can help make that happen from our own living room.
This Great Call for Change Challenge is our biggest opportunity yet—but we can't pull it off without you. Please join us from home or wherever you can on Saturday, September 30th and make a few calls. You can sign up right now at:
Yesterday, Senator Obama reminded us all of why MoveOn members are working so hard, when too many others have given up. As he put it, we "still believe in an America where anything's possible...we ...still dream big dreams."
Thanks for giving us all a reason to believe.
–Ben, Marika, Tanya, Justin and the whole MoveOn.org Political Action
PAID FOR BY MOVEON.ORG POLITICAL ACTION,
* I'll go on record now to make this same offer to any candidate who sees the sense I've elucidated here and who, along with ABBA, dear Martin, and every thinking person worldwide (including myself) "Has A Dream..."