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Exultant Democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:21 PM
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YOU WANT TO WIN ON NOV 7TH? Then get on the phones now! MoveOn needs DUers to help
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 04:52 PM by LeviathanCrumbling
I know you're busy. If you're like me, you sometimes wish politics was someone else's responsibility. But it's not. There is no one else to do this work. It's just us.

We've got eight daysthat's 192 hoursto make our mark on this election. Thanks to you, we've got thousands of names to call in newly competitive races. We can win 'em, if we step on the gas.

To make sure we're reaching as many voters as possible together, we've set an ambitious new goal-250,000 calls by Thursday night. If you make 50 calls by Thursday night we can hit the goal. Click below to get started now:

www.callforchange.org
For years, Republicans have tried to demoralize and defeat us. But through the Iraq war, through Katrina, through the scandals and the lies, our determination has only increased. We're not beaten downwe're rising up. This is our week.

After six long years, this is the week when we can finally set our country back on its proper course. This week is about proving that progressives are a real force in American politicsthat the issues that we care about are the issues that most Americans care aboutand that Washington has to start paying attention.

This week is about showing that we put our time and energy where our mouths arethat we do more than click. We can change everything this week.

But we can only do it together. We can only do it if we all roll up our sleeves, pick up the phone, and make calls. Can you make some calls right now? Just click here:

www.callforchange.org

It's time someone took responsibility for this country. And if it's not going to be our president, and if it's not going to be the Congress, well then, it's going to be you, me, and 3 million of our friends. Let's do it.

Talk to you soon,

Chris Campbell, MoveOn.org Political Action
Monday, October 30th, 2006
P.S. Anyone who lives in our around the Denver area please PM me so that I can set you up to come down to our office and help from here!
P.P.S. In addition to Minnesota's First district and Colorado's Fifth district, here are some of the other races we were able to expand into thanks to your work on last week's "Leave No District Behind" Challenge. All of these races are really close, so our calls can make the difference:

* California's Fourth District: Democrat Charlie Brown is a veteran who opposed the war from the start and whose son is currently serving there now. Republican incumbent John Doolittle is tied up in the Abramoff scandal and a major ally of big corporations.
* California's Eleventh District: Republican Richard Pombo is a leading anti-environmentalist. He's an obstacle to energy independence, an advocate for oil companies and was listed as one of the 13 most corrupt members of Congress by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW).
* Pennsylvania's Fourth District: Incumbent Republican Mellissa Hart is far-right Republican and very close ally of President Bush. She's also a supporter of the president's stay the course policy in Iraq.
* Missouri Senate Race: Republican Jim Talent is a conservative Republican who opposes stem cell research and also still defends the decision to go to war. Democrat Clair McCaskill believes the war has been a recruiting tool for terrorists and believes its time for the Iraqis to take control of their country and she's running a very close race.
* Virginia Senate Race: Republican George Allen is also a far-right Republican and close ally of the president's. He's been caught up in several scandals, most recently he was under-fire for racially insensitive comments he made on the campaign trail which also revived concerns about his "race problem." Democrat Jim Webb is running very close and this race could determine control of the Senate.


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Oreo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:34 PM
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1. I'm in
I'm making as many calls as possible during the day. This is a great tool that should show some serious results
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Exultant Democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:44 PM
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2. Great, this is already the largest phone bank in history
and a recent study by Yale University has shown it to be the most effective GOTV effort being implemented right now.
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greeneyedboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:52 PM
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3. k&r. i did this yesterday. volunteer from home in your PJs--what's not to like?
sign up! even if you just have 5 minutes a day, you can help.

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Exultant Democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 04:55 PM
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4. Thank you so much, we are counting on the support of progressives like you!
Keep on calling as often as you can and as much as you can.
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greeneyedboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:01 PM
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5. it was great to talk to eager Dems from INDIANA of all places.
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Exultant Democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:03 PM
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6. It is great, I was doing a training call on the friday that the Foley story broke
and we started calling into the 16th right away.
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IndyOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:37 PM
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21. Hey! I am from Indiana - we are NOT eager...
We are FREAKIN' DESPERATE!!

Thanks for making calls, GEB! :applause:

I go to my local MoveOn office Wednesday night to make calls and go into Dem HQ to put together blitz packs tomorrow night and go for an interview about voting systems tomorrow morning and...

All of us TOGETHER...

:kick: :kick: :kick: :kick: :kick:
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greeneyedboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:54 PM
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23. well, you're not alone--i heard from Baron Hill supporters in IN-9
and they are ready to kick butt in that race.
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Exultant Democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:19 PM
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7. IF YOU CARE K&R this thread! We need everyone to see this!
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:20 PM
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8. I'm making calls this Thursday & Friday!!!
:bounce:
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Exultant Democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:24 PM
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9. Great, you rock. If we want to see a change we have to be the change
all of us progressives need to get on the phones right now to tell drop off voters that sitting at home is not an option nov 7th.
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Exultant Democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 05:51 PM
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10. kick, to take back America
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 06:53 PM
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11. I got a list from the local Dems, have been calling off and on all day.
Great post-if we all call a few people we'd make a huge difference!
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:06 PM
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14. Me too but I am discouraged as I live in the red-est co in MO.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:16 PM
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17. The list I got is supposed to be
filled with Dems, though I've had reactions that don't suggest that 100%. But so what? The worst that's happened is I've been hung up on. And I live in DeLay's (former) district; it's pretty darn red here.
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:02 PM
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12. Big K and R!
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:06 PM
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13. These are long distance numbers. Can't I get local ones?
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greeneyedboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:03 PM
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27. contact your local campaign HQ. callforchange.com is for key races nationwide.
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:10 PM
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15. I'm calling all day Saturday, maybe Sunday too if I can find the time.
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trayfoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:13 PM
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16. I've been on the phone since 4 this afternoon!
eom
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leftupnorth Donating Member (657 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:26 PM
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18. I called for an hour last night
plan on calling right up to Nov 7th.

They're gonna be talking about our ground game this year!
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:28 PM
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19. We need 100 recommend on this.
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Exultant Democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 07:48 PM
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37. You are right we have around 154 hours left to win this.
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QuidditchFan Donating Member (299 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:36 PM
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20. Did this during my lunch today and it felt damn good.
I live in Los Angeles in Maxine Waters' district and she is running unopposed, so I have felt a real need to make a difference.

I hail from Sacramento and want that idiot Doolittle out, so I donated, through ActBlue to Charlie Brown's campaign.

I also wanted to feel like I was virtually walking the streets, so I decided to try the Call For Change program and realy liked it. I talked to a couple voters in Mary Jo Kilroy's future district. One had already cast a vote for her and one was going to. I don't have a lot of spare time, but I figure if I can make 15 phone calls five times this week and add some phone calls on the weekend, I can get my phone call total to about 100.

Every second counts. Every penny counts.

It feels exhilirating to get involved in our democracy.
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Exultant Democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 07:47 PM
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36. Democracy requires participation, and if it is fun all the better.
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:53 PM
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22. I highly recommend it! It easy fast and effective and even a few minutes
a day can make a big difference in tight races

that else ya gonna do with those free weekend cell phone minutes?? :shrug:
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greeneyedboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 08:04 PM
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28. yeah--if you only have 5 min breaks, you can still make a couple calls.
and every little bit counts.

this is the sort of thing that will help us tip all those close races our way.
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:54 PM
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24. I set up a 20 person operation for now until election day.
Now hopefully people show up.
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Exultant Democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 11:00 AM
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32. You Rock!
if you want MoveOn has a great house party program, you can invite only your friends, or better yet open up the party and have MoveOn members join you to make calls. These parties are fun, effective and help bring us together.
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:56 PM
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25. KICK THIS ALL NIGHT!
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Exultant Democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 11:11 AM
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33. Thank You, many hands make for a kick ass election!
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 07:57 PM
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26. kick
it is all up to us.
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Lugnut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 09:06 PM
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29. I'm in
K&R
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 07:51 AM
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30. kick
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Exultant Democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 10:43 AM
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31. Wow I love you guys, lets get on the phones and win by a land slide!
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leftupnorth Donating Member (657 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 04:21 PM
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34. Kick for kicking their asses!! GOTV PEOPLE!!
:kick:
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Exultant Democracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 06:34 PM
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35. This is the largest phone bank ever already, lets kick some butt.
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