Sick of sitting on the sidelines and listening to Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, and the rest of their rogues gallery scheme and plot to take back Congress? Worried that Republicans will roll back the progress we’ve made on health care, Wall Street reform, and women’s rights?
Today, I’ve got a way to get you off the sidelines and into the game – a new EMILY’s List WOMEN VOTE project called Team EMILY. Now every time you hear a radical extremist voice trying to turn the country backwards, you can help us move forward – by working with Team EMILY.
Team EMILY allows you, your friends, your sisters, brothers, classmates, neighbors, and really anyone you know to make a big impact on races you care about across the country.
Republicans think they can win in November by getting women to stay home on election day (1994, anyone?). So we’ve got a plan: go ahead and stay at home until election day – but while you’re there, use your phone to turn out women voters who will surge to the polls with you come November 2nd.
With Team EMILY’s help, you and your phone become a targeted get-out-the-vote program, connecting one on one with voters in critical districts and talking about what’s at stake. With Team EMILY, you can even travel to targeted districts to help candidates with their final get-out-the-vote push.
I’ve spent many years turning out voters in the field, in rural districts and urban centers – and I know that making personal contact is the best way to motivate people to vote. We’ve identified individual women voters in key districts who need to know what’s at stake and how important it is to get to the polls. That’s where you come in.
Once you sign up, we’ll give you call lists, talking points — all the tools you need. We’ll also make sure everything is easy to use and hassle-free. Team EMILY is already helping Ann McLane Kuster, a candidate in New Hampshire’s second congressional district—and the only reliably progressive, pro-choice voice in the race—win her crucial primary in just seven days. .
A lot of the most important races this year will be decided by just a handful of votes. We’re going to need all hands on deck this fall, sign up today to make a difference and join me at Team EMILY.
From Emily's List
by Stephanie Schriock, President of Emily's List