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Friday, November 07, 2008

MoveOn Is Bigger Than the NRA

Jane Hamsher at Firedoglake [h/t Eric]:
It was only a short time ago that every Democrat in the Senate was trashing MoveOn, refusing to stand up for them as the right tore them apart. Many of us argued that it was really stupid and irresponsible to help dismantle a critically important part of progressive infrastructure…

After endorsing President-elect Obama in February, Political Actions 4.5 million members contributed more than $88 million towards Barack Obamas presidential campaign….

In the 2008 presidential campaign, MoveOn and its members.... [d]elivered up to 600,000 battleground state volunteers [and] 400,000 more volunteers participated from non-battleground states…. [MoveOn r]egistered more than 500,000 new young Obama supporters in battleground states

With 4.5 million members, MoveOn is now bigger than they NRA. Maybe our leaders should think about that for a while.

What she said.

1 comment:

Robin said...

That's awesome.

MoveOn annoy me sometimes (probably selfishly, because I can only read so many "send us money" emails in a given day). But my love for them was reinvigorated when I saw how many of them were stationed at my polling place as election observers Tuesday. They were wonderful.