24 hours … a message from Arshad Hasan


This is it. Tonight, we’re making our final decisions on where to invest extra resources in these last 24 hours before the election. The more we raise by tonight, the more places we’ll be able to invest in — so please, contribute $10 right now and put our candidates over the top.

Contribute $10 right now — before we make the final decisions on where to invest in the last 24 hours.

When it’s all said and done, DFA members are providing the difference for progressives in top races around the country. Just look at the work we’ve done together:

  • $1 million raised for endorsed candidates up and down the ballot across the country
  • 750,000 calls to swing states and districts where progressives are running
  • 250,000 volunteer hours made by DFA members for endorsed campaigns
  • Trained staff on the ground in 10 of the most important races nationwide

And that’s not all. We’ve run ads and polls that have fundamentally changed the debate of this election time and again. This is the final push. With just 24 hours left, we’re making our final decisions on which races need extra resources right now to get over the top. Your contribution today will help us work in more places than ever.

This is DFA’s biggest Get Out The Vote program ever — Contribute $10 now to finish the job.

We’ve come this far. Join us today and deliver the win.

-Arshad

Arshad Hasan, Executive Director
Democracy for America

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Lawrence O’Donnell calls Ann Kuster “a study for Washington Democrats” on how to be bold and win.

Watch the video — and sign up to call for Kuster on Election Day!

Ann Kuster - a case study for Dems

Or donate $4 to Ann’s campaign.

Carmen,

With our help, Ann McLane Kuster won her NH congressional primary as a bold progressive against a Lieberman Democrat.

And now, thanks to an amazing people-powered campaign, she’s on the verge of pulling an upset and defeating her Tea Party opponent in a typically-Republican district.

If Kuster wins, it will tell a big story to the entire political establishment: When Democrats nominate bold progressives, we can win.

But to win, Ann needs her voters to actually vote. Can you help us make calls for Ann on Election Day? Click here to see the shifts.

(Or donate $4 to help Ann get out the vote this Tuesday.)

This week on MSNBC, Lawrence O’Donnell said to Ann:

Ann Kuster, you are a study for Washington Democrats. [They] are studying your candidacy and saying, ‘How is she doing this?’

Progressives believe that you are succeeding because you are sticking with your progressive ideals…That seems to be the case, so far, according to the polls…how have you done this?

Kuster said she was “proud” of her progressive positions, such as cracking down on Wall Street and fighting for the middle class.

She also said her campaign’s “all about the grassroots” and “people power” — including “folks making phone calls from all around the country because they believe in this race.” That’s us!

WATCH THE VIDEO. Then, give Ann an infusion of people power on Election Day — by making calls to key voters. Click here for a Tuesday shift.

(Or donate $4 to help Ann get out the vote in these final hours.)

Thanks for doing everything you can to help progressives win in 2010.

— Adam Green, Stephanie Taylor, Michael Snook, Keauna Gregory, and the PCCC team

P.S. Lawrence O’Donnell also said, “Ann Kuster, I’m betting on you to be in the next freshman class in the Congress.” Let’s make it happen!

Stop ABC News from giving a platform to a race-baiting liar


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Don’t give Andrew Breitbart a platform to spread his lies.

It’s appalling that ABC News’ election night coverage will include notorious propagandist and serial race-baiter Andrew Breitbart, who only months ago was publicly disgraced for falsely smearing Shirley Sherrod.

There are plenty of other conservatives who ABC News could turn to for analysis or commentary. By inviting someone like Breitbart to participate, ABC News is not only calling its own credibility into question, it is also serving to rehabilitate the credibility of Andrew Breitbart and legitimate more of his race-baiting lies.

I respectfully request that you rescind your offer inviting Andrew Breitbart to participate in your Election Day coverage.

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One of the most precious assets of a news organization is its credibility. So it’s appalling that ABC News’ election night coverage on Tuesday will include notorious propagandist and serial race-baiter Andrew Breitbart, who only months ago was publicly disgraced for falsely smearing Shirley Sherrod.

We cannot let this go unchallenged. That is why CREDO is joining with our friends at Color of Change to put a stop to this and tell ABC to rescind its invitation to Breitbart.

There are plenty of other conservatives who ABC News could turn to for analysis or commentary. By inviting someone like Breitbart to participate, ABC News is not only calling its own credibility into question, it is also serving to rehabilitate the credibility of Andrew Breitbart and legitimate more of his race-baiting lies.

Tell ABC News: Don’t give Andrew Breitbart a platform to spread his lies. Click here to automatically add your name to the petition.

The saga that led to Breitbart’s very public identification as a liar who intentionally stokes racial animosity began when Breitbart released a heavily edited video of Sherrod, then an official with the USDA, which Breitbart claimed was “video evidence of racism coming from a federal appointee and NAACP award recipient.”

In the hit piece Breitbart released, Sherrod (who is black) appears to be saying that she withheld aide to a white farmer because of his race. Breitbart’s stated purpose for releasing the video was to defend the Tea Party from charges of racism leveled by the NAACP, and to further claim that the video showed that the NAACP, Democrats and the Obama administration were comfortable with black people discriminating against whites.

The only problem was that Breitbart lied about what Sherrod actually said.

The full video of her remarks clearly demonstrated that Sherrod not only aided the farmer, but was using the story to illustrate how viewing the situation through the narrow lens of race was the wrong thing to do.

As Mark Twain said, “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” That’s what happened here.

After Breitbart’s post, the story gained steam as news organizations breathlessly hyped Breitbart’s video before verifying the basic story.

In the time it took for the truth to get out about the anti-racist message Sherrod very clearly both said and intended to communicate, Sherrod was publicly vilified and was fired from her job.

Multiple news organizations apologized on air and in print for the egregiously bad way they handled the over-hyped Sherrod incident-all of which was based on Breitbart’s horribly irresponsible video and the absolutely misleading ways he characterized it.

It is infuriating and absurd that a news organization, just a few months later, would give Breitbart another chance to spread his deceit.

Tell ABC News: Don’t give Andrew Breitbart a platform to spread his lies. Click here to automatically sign the petition.

One of the most disturbing implications of Breitbart’s participation is that it was his site that was the launching pad of the mendacious videos that ultimately led to the collapse of ACORN, an organization that helped register and turnout voters in poor communities and communities of color.

In the last couple of weeks, we have already seen Republicans and their conservative allies preemptively level wild-eyed accusations of voter fraud (much of which is laden with racial overtones). This not only serves to incite the intimidation and harassment of legitimate voters in communities of color by those who believe the voter fraud conspiracy theories, it also sets the stage for claims that Democrats “stole the election” if and when Republican candidates don’t win.

ABC News has a positive duty to spread true information and fight the spreading of lies. And that’s doubly true when the lies underscore the deeply harmful notion that people of color are somehow scheming on a massive scale to subvert our democracy.

Yet by including the likes of Andrew Breitbart, ABC News is failing this public duty in huge way.

By including Breitbart, ABC News is providing him the means to reach people he would otherwise not reach with a deceitful message that will seem much more trustworthy than Breitbart deserves.

Tell ABC News: Don’t give Andrew Breitbart a platform to spread his lies. Click here to automatically sign the petition.

Thank you for working for a better world.

Becky Bond, Political Director
CREDO Action from Working Assets

P.S ABC has started to backpedal in the face of growing criticism. On Friday, David Ford of ABC News confirmed to Media Matters that Breitbart “will be one of many voices on our air” on election night. But yesterday, the network started to distance itself from Breitbart. Andrew Morse, executive producer for ABC News Digital, issued a clearly defensive statement explaining that “Mr. Breitbart will not be a part of the ABC News broadcast coverage” and that his contribution will only be aired online at ABCNews.com and Facebook.

ABC is clearly wavering. We need to put the pressure on so that they drop Breitbart entirely.

 

Final Countdown … a word from Jon Vogel


Just wanted to update you, President Obama is crisscrossing the country in these final days and our Get Out the Vote operation is in full swing. I have been on the phone with people in the field and our targeting director is crunching the numbers.

Undecided voters in key districts are heavily breaking in our favor — that means we have to double, no, triple our turnout efforts.
There are several races where funds are too tight and they don’t have enough for their final day push on Monday.

That’s why I am turning to you folks — any last minute cash given online today will be settled in our accounts for Monday — I wouldn’t ask again but this is the difference between victory and defeat for races within the margin of error. Can you help me with a generous gift today? Contribute now.

Victory is on the line,

Jon Vogel
DCCC Executive Director