Tell the DNC to contribute to the campaign to recall Scott Walker in Wisconsin

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Tell the DNC to contribute to the Wisconsin recalls
http://campaigns.dailykos.com/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=147

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From the Daily KOS :

Scott Walker recall has Wisconsin Democrats frustrated with lack of national party support
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/05/14/1091563/-Scott-Walker-recall-has-Wisconsin-Democrats-frustrated-with-lack-of-national-party-support?detail=hide

Wisconsin recall to get fundraising help, but apparently not funds, from DNC
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/05/15/1091911/-Wisconsin-recall-to-get-fundraising-help-but-apparently-not-funds-from-DNC

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From the Washington Post :

EXCLUSIVE: Wisconsin Dems furious with DNC for refusing to invest big money in Walker recall
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/exclusive-wisconsin-dems-furious-with-dnc-for-refusing-to-invest-big-money-in-walker-recall/2012/05/14/gIQAj6lxOU_blog.html

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Here is an email I received today asking the DNC to help support the campaigns to recall Scott Walker in Wisconsin :

DNC sitting out the Walker recall?‏

Below is an email from Mary Magnuson, a MoveOn member in Brookfield, Wisconsin, who created a petition on SignOn.org, the nonprofit site that allows anyone to start their own online petition. If you have concerns or feedback about this petition, click here.

Dear MoveOn member,

As a Wisconsin progressive working day and night for the recall of Scott Walker, I'm shocked: The Democratic National Committee still isn't giving financial support to the recall fight in Wisconsin.

After more than a year of grassroots efforts, Wisconsin citizens have accomplished more than anyone thought possible. We now have a Democratic challenger to Scott Walker who is neck and neck in the polls, even though Tom Barrett is being outspent by Walker's millions from out-of-state donations.

There is no more time for the Democratic National Committee to wait—if Walker wins, it would be a huge setback to Democrats in races across the country this year. We need the DNC's support immediately!

That's why I created a petition on SignOn.org to DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, which says:

Democratic National Committee and Debbie Wasserman Schultz, invest now in the crucial fight to remove Scott Walker from office in Wisconsin—the people have worked hard and it's time to help.

Will you sign the petition? Click here to add your name, and then pass it along to your friends:

http://www.moveon.org/r?r=275536&id=41481-21628053-pTbnXmx&t=2

Thanks!

–Mary Magnuson

Source:

1. "EXCLUSIVE: Wisconsin Dems furious with DNC for refusing to invest big money in Walker recall," The Washington Post, May 15, 2012
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=275547&id=41481-21628053-pTbnXmx&t=3

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miksilvr
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Here is an email I received today from Adam Ruben from MoveOn.org Political Action asking for help supporting the campaign to recall Scott Walker in Wisconsin :

re: DNC underfunding the Wisconsin recall?‏

Thanks for taking action on the Democratic National Committee's outrageous refusal to fund the absolutely critical get-out-the-vote campaign in Wisconsin.1

In response to our pushback, DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said that she'd travel to Wisconsin for a fundraiser, but that's no substitute for the resources the DNC should be putting in.2

The race is very close—Walker has a slight edge in the polls—and with just two and a half weeks left until Election Day, progressives will either win or lose this race by the power of our grassroots game. With or without the DNC, we need to step it up.

Can you spend 15 minutes calling MoveOn members in Wisconsin and asking them to volunteer to get out the vote?
http://pol.moveon.org/2012calls/index.html?c_id=6

MoveOn members across the country have already started calling fellow members in Wisconsin and plugging them in to volunteer shifts in their neighborhoods. In one canvassing shift, a volunteer can talk to about 12 voters. Multiply that by thousands of volunteers across the state and, well, you get the idea. This is how we win.

It's going to be a close race on June 5, and the MoveOn MegaPhone—the corps of volunteer callers that I'm inviting you to join—could make the difference. The calling tool is easy to use, and you can get started right away.

Sign up now to call MoveOn members in Wisconsin and ask them to volunteer to recall Scott Walker.
http://pol.moveon.org/2012calls/index.html?c_id=6

Wisconsinites have been working tirelessly to recall Walker for the past 18 months, since he unleashed his right-wing plan to undo collective bargaining in Wisconsin and attack voting rights, women, the environment—attacking just about every progressive value. We've got less than three weeks left to finish the job. Please join us.

Thanks for all you do.


–Adam R., Victoria, Emily, Elena, and the rest of the team

Sources:

1. "EXCLUSIVE: Wisconsin Dems furious with DNC for refusing to invest big money in Walker recall," The Washington Post, May 14, 2012

http://www.moveon.org/r?r=275547&id=41610-21628053-nFYAYVx&t=4

2. "DNC is MIA in Wisconsin," Politico, May 16, 2012

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0512/76364.html

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Here is an email I received today from Mary Magnuson of SignOn.org asking for help in getting the DNC to support the campaign to recall Scott Walker in Wisconsin :

Let's turn up the pressure on the DNC to help Wisconsin!‏

The good news first: We have the DNC's attention. Because so many of us signed the petition calling on them to fund the recall of Scott Walker, the DNC and its chairperson, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, have made a first step at showing support. They've reassured Wisconsinites that they will provide grassroots help and host a fundraiser in Wisconsin (the date is yet-to-be-determined).

But that's not nearly enough! Scott Walker has the full, unwavering tactical and financial support of the Republican National Committee. Without a similar show of strength from the DNC, Wisconsin progressives will find themselves ridiculously outspent and tragically outvoted.

Please take a moment to call DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and tell her Wisconsin progressives need her to fundraise for Scott Walker's recall on a national level, not just in Wisconsin. Here's where to call:

Debbie Wasserman Schultz (202) 225-7931

For nearly 16 months, Wisconsin progressives like me have been digging deep into our own pockets and reserves, giving every bit of money, time and energy we can muster. With all due respect, Debbie Wasserman Schultz hosting a Wisconsin-based fundraiser simply comes across as a token gesture. At this stage, what would-be Governor Tom Barrett really needs in order to win is the DNC's backing and no-holds-barred fundraising on a national level.

Will you help us make sure the DNC gets the message loud and clear? Grassroots support and local fundraising is nice and all, but it's not going to get the job done on such a crucial recall. With everything on the line for the middle class way of life, now is not the time for the DNC to be holding anything back.

Please help Wisconsin by making a call to Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Again, here's where to call:

Debbie Wasserman Schultz (202) 225-7931

Thank you for helping us get one huge step closer to victory,

Mary Magnuson

This message was sent by Mary Magnuson from the SignOn.org system. MoveOn.org Civic Action sponsors SignOn.org, but does not endorse specific campaigns or the contents of this message.

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I know I'm an outsider, but from over here in the cheap seats the so-called Democratic Party sure looks just plain messed up.

For those that still aren't sure if this is the Talk A Good Game, but do too little, too late Party I guess we'll know after the recall vote in Wisconsin.

Will it be apologies and regrets (like Senator Reid on not having changed the filibuster rule after 2008 or 2010 elections - but maybe that was part of the Mormon strategy to increase Romney's chances) or will B.O. and the National team recognise that support is a two-way street?

If B.O. and company are too busy (signing Trade Agreements, Opening more drilling sites, etc.) perhaps some possible write-in candidates with real people-backing chops like Kucinich or Nader could lend a hand.

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I received the following email from Chris Bowers of the DailyKos on 5/23/12 :

Success! DNC fundraises for Wisconsin recall‏

Last week, tens of thousands of activists like you appealed to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to start sending financial resources to help win the Wisconsin recall elections. Your appeals were successful, as the DNC just sent a fundraising email supporting the recalls to millions of their members.

Their help could not come at a better time. A new internal poll from the Tom Barrett campaign shows him pulling to within just 3 points of Scott Walker, and actually leading among independents. That means that if we can get the Democratic base in Wisconsin to turn out, then we will recall Scott Walker on June 5.

Please, contribute $3 to Tom Barrett.

Keep fighting,
Chris Bowers
Campaign Director, Daily Kos

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Here is an email I received today from Mary Magnuson of SignOn.org on 5/24/12 saying the DNC had finally responded to our calls and petitions calling for them to help support the campaign to recall Scott Walker in Wisconsin :

Yes! The DNC heard us and has sent real help‏

Thanks to your signature and the signatures of 123,293 people (and counting) our message was heard loud and clear. Today Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chairperson for the Democratic National Committee, sent a fundraising email nationally to "millions" of supporters and gave a helping hand that could make all the difference in this close, hard-won opportunity to recall Scott Walker. We had faith that the DNC would help even more than they had already planned, and because you joined in solidarity with us in Wisconsin, that faith has been fulfilled. Along with the help fundraising in Wisconsin and the ground support they're assembling in the home stretch, we have a stronger-than-ever sense of being able to win this thing!

From the email:

"Choices don't get clearer than this . . .Winning in Wisconsin sends a powerful message to the far-right extremists, and it starts to roll back their worst offenses. To build our organization and make it happen, Democrats need to come together to turn out hundreds of thousands of voters -- and we all have a part to play."


So thank you, thank you, thank you! From the bottom of progressive Wisconsinite's hearts and mine.

Now let's get Scott Walker out of here!

In Solidarity,

Mary Magnuson

P.S. We couldn't have done this without a great, people-powered tool like SignOn.org to create this petition and MoveOn.org to help get it seen. We have nothing but gratitude for both of them!

This message was sent by Mary Magnuson from the SignOn.org system. MoveOn.org Civic Action sponsors SignOn.org, but does not endorse specific campaigns or the contents of this message.

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