Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Volunteer for the MoveOn.org Phone Program

Volunteer for the MoveOn.org Phone Program: "MoveOn's campaign to win Congress

The November election is our best opportunity in years to change the direction of our country. We can end Republican control in Washington if we get progressives in key districts to come out and vote.

That's why we've launched Call for Change, one of the largest volunteer phonebanking efforts in American history. MoveOn members will make more than 5 million phone calls to voters in 30 highly competitive House districts plus key Senate races.

This works! We tested this program in a special election in April, and our calls boosted voter turnout more than any volunteer phonebank ever studied. MoveOn members also made 77,000 calls to put Ned Lamont over the top in the recent Conecticut Senate primary.

Now, if we all pitch in, we're going to win back Congress."

5 Comments:

Anonymous Bill Levinson said...

Before you volunteer for the MoveOn.org phone program, you should Google on MoveOn.org and "anti-Semitism," "racism," and "hate speech." You might not want to associate your name with this organization after you see some things you doubtlessly will not like.

MoveOn has NOTHING to do with anything that decent Democrats recognize as their party.

4:44 PM  
Anonymous Bill Levinson said...

Another thought-- if you want to make phone calls to turn out voters, see if your local Democratic Party is looking for volunteers. The Democratic Party is respectable. MoveOn.org is not.

11:46 PM  
Blogger adaplant said...

Bill appears to swallow Gkenn Reynold's and freerepublic.com's talking points against MoveOn.org. Rather that state outright he thinks MoveOn.org is anti-semetic, racist and/or engages in hate speech, he insinuates it. So much for the courage of one's convictions, eh Bill?

The tactic Bill employs is all too common among the right wing conservatives in the blogsphere. Although I don't know Bill and obviously don't know his political orientation, I deplore the tactic regardless.

I don't hold any racist or anti-semetic views and I certainly deplore hate speech in all of its forms. I see no objective evidence MoveOn.org is either racist or anti-semetic or that it engages in hate speech. However, even, assuming arguendo, Bill's insinuations are correct, would one refuse to use a telephone when one needed a telephone just because the person or organizatioon handing you the telephone held views or positions (known or unknown to you) that run counter to your own? I think not. A tool doesn't carry the taint of the views of its owner.

MoveOn.org's Phone Program is a tool to get out the vote-nothing more and nothing less. For me, and I assume for many others whose local race is a lock for one side or the other, knowing who to call in a remote congressional district is a daunting problem. MoveOn.org's Phone Program solves the problem.

To recap:

MoveOn.org's Phone Program is a useful tool. Use it.

Bill is free to do as he pleases.

11:43 AM  
Anonymous Henk Daman said...

Hey, This is henk from Mallini's.

2:42 PM  
Blogger adaplant said...

Talk about a blast from the Pass!

Send me an email?

(Click on my complete profile link above right)

10:55 AM  

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