Tens of millions of MoveOn members will mobilize as a part of group’s ‘America for All’ marketing campaign; greater than 30,000 members in battleground states are anticipated to volunteer in individual
Greater than 7 million ‘high-potential’ voters in key battlegrounds are group’s turnout targets
Grassroots are energized to carry elected officers accountable after complicit Republican Senate falls in line behind Trump
MoveOn Political Motion at present introduced the launch of its “America for All” 2020 election program to mobilize hundreds of thousands of members to defeat Donald Trump, finish Republican management of the Senate, and assist Democrats maintain the bulk within the Home of Representatives.
Tens of millions of MoveOn members, who reside in every of the nation’s 3,000+ counties, will volunteer and donate to candidates, contact voters in key battleground states, drive artistic and cultural interventions that encourage voter turnout, and work to guard the proper to vote for these focused by digital voter suppression on-line. The mixed election effort is predicted to price $20 million.
MoveOn is prioritizing the presidential and Senate battleground states of Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. MoveOn members may also mobilize to assist dozens of Home candidates, together with in primaries. (MoveOn members have already voted to endorse challengers Marie Newman and Jessica Cisneros in IL-03 and TX-28.)
“Donald Trump continues to abuse his energy and impede Congress. He stays a transparent and current hazard to our democracy and our nation. Republican Senators did not do their jobs, so it’s on us—we, the individuals—to do ours this November,” mentioned MoveOn Political Motion government director Rahna Epting. “We’ll maintain Senate Republicans accountable for selecting get together over constituents and Structure, and finish the chaos, bigotry, lawlessness, and cruelty spewing from the White Home. We’re working to make sure a progressive nominee emerges from the Democratic primaries, and, whoever the nominee is, we’re dedicated to wholeheartedly supporting them within the basic election.”
MoveOn’s marketing campaign has three core methods:
- Mobilize hundreds of thousands of members and different grassroots progressives to make their voices heard on this election cycle—on the doorways, on social media, by means of volunteering and contributing cash, and extra. In battleground states, MoveOn expects to mobilize over 30,000 members to volunteer on the bottom in individual.
- Encourage turnout amongst potential voters in battleground states. MoveOn has recognized a voter turnout inhabitants of greater than 7 million “high-potential” voters—younger individuals, individuals of coloration, and beforehand rare voters—who’re prone to assist Democratic candidates in the event that they solid ballots. The group will work to end up these voters by means of direct voter contact, artistic and cultural interventions, advertisements, and extra.
- Shield the proper to vote for these focused by disinformation and voter suppression on-line. With the rise of digital disinformation as a basic risk, and the fact that electoral disinformation ways have been focused in recent times to suppress votes amongst Democratic-leaning constituencies together with individuals of coloration, MoveOn has assembled a group of consultants who’re working to cease and counteract voter suppression on-line.
“There’s an expansive area of candidates within the Democratic major, and we’re dedicated to unifying within the basic election to do all we will to defeat Trump and win the White Home, win the Senate, and preserve the Home in November. Tens of millions of MoveOn members will have interaction on this election as a result of they consider a greater method of governing is feasible and needed,” Epting mentioned. “Our members will play a vital function in constructing one other blue wave and electing a progressive governing majority to create an America that works for all of us.”
In 2018, MoveOn helped energy a Blue Wave that resulted within the highest midterm turnout in a century and elected essentially the most numerous Democratically managed U.S. Home of Representatives in historical past. Over the previous 12 months, it has engaged within the major course of by means of interventions designed to assist candidates in providing daring, progressive concepts, together with with the Large Concepts Discussion board, MoveOn’s first-ever in-personal presidential candidate discussion board, which eight candidates attended in June.