I think you'll enjoy this YouTube video we just put together about Vote Today Ohio. It's called "Finish the Job." Turn on your speakers or plug in your headphones, and click the still frame below.
Our message is simple: Obama needs our help to finish the job in Ohio.
Winning here will take hard work. During "Golden Week" (Sept. 30 - Oct. 6, a week of same day registration and voting), we brought 3300 voters from under-represented communities to the polls -- many of whom wouldn't have voted without our help.
Progressives are on a roll, but we can't let recent rosy news lull us into complacency. Remember how Al Gore had double digit leads in October? And how Kerry led in many polls, even exit polls?
The facts are sobering:
- Since 1860, no Republican has ever won the White House without Ohio.
- Polls here show a statistical dead heat.
- In 2000, Bush won the #1 battleground state (Florida) by 537 votes.
522 donors made our work during Golden Week possible. Now, we need to raise $35,000 to keep our early vote shuttles running through election day. We expect to double our Golden Week numbers.
$35,000 divided by 522 donors = $67 each.
Can you dig down again and make a $67 contribution? If so, we can stop worrying about money, and focus on bringing thousands more new and unlikely Obama voters to the polls.
Then pass our video along to any progressives who'd want to get involved with a strategic initiative like Vote Today Ohio. We need to expand our pool of donors, and and we still seek volunteers to join us in Ohio.
You know how grassroots we are. You know how the power of our strategy. You know that every dollar goes directly into securing Obama's victory. Give us $67, and we'll give you Ohio.
Go here to make a donation:
Let's finish the job!
Director, Vote Today Ohio