MoveOn Mobilizes to Finish Off U.S. Economy

MoveOn.org is determined to mobilize its supporters to push for every dumb plank of the statist enviro-left agenda. Its latest email alert to members argues that the economy needs to be transformed. Transformed into what? Into whatever whim pops into Al Gore’s head on any given day.

The group is taking a poll of its members as to how it should proceed and laying out a political strategy. Here is the text of the email:

Dear MoveOn member,

When FDR became president, a group of progressive activists asked him to push for some really big changes. His response? “I agree with you. I want to do it. Now make me do it.

President Obama gets that we need to transform our economy. He’s passionate about creating millions of green jobs and investing billions in renewable energy. And he’s appointed great leaders like Energy Secretary Chu to help him.

But unless we create a massive green-economy movement across America, Obama won’t have the mandate he needs to overcome the oil companies and make fundamental change. As president, Obama’s extraordinary power comes from the people outside Washington. And that’s us.

So we’ve worked up a big plan to build a green-economy groundswell. It’ll mean tripling our field organizing team, mobilizing hundreds of thousands of MoveOn members to take local action, and running ads targeting powerful interests that stand in the way. It’ll be MoveOn’s biggest long-term campaign ever.

If President Obama is going to transform our economy, he needs all of us standing behind him giving him strength. Are you in?

Yes, let’s launch a massive green-energy organizing campaign. [LINK OMITTED]

No, we shouldn’t do that. [LINK OMITTED]

This will be our biggest long-term organizing program ever. We’ll build on the lessons of the Obama campaign and our own work over the years to create a new approach to organizing—empowering MoveOn members to run powerful campaigns in their own communities. We’ll combine traditional community organizing with cutting-edge technology to make sure our voices are heard.

We’re talking about ramping up our current organizing capacity—sending talented organizers to train and mobilize MoveOn members from Maine to California to build a massive green economy movement.

Together, we’ll:

  • Build diverse coalitions of small-business owners, green-collar workers, faith communities, and many more to show widespread support for a clean-energy economy.
  • Organize creatively to make sure members of Congress hear our message everywhere they go.
  • Combine innovative grassroots and paid advertising campaigns to grab the attention of local and national media.
  • Hold a massive wave of house parties where MoveOn members will reach out to neighbors to involve them in the campaign.

As a country, we face a choice: Either we take dramatic steps and put this country on a new path—a clean-energy economy that shifts us from oil and coal to renewable energy while creating millions of green jobs and fighting the climate crisis. Or we take baby steps that could leave us right where we started.

This is the moment to go big and seize this opportunity—but it’ll take everyone’s help. Are you in? Click here to let us know:

Yes, let’s launch a massive green-energy organizing campaign. [LINK OMITTED]

No, we shouldn’t do that. [LINK OMITTED]

Thanks for all you do.

–Adam, Nita, Michael, Peter, and the rest of the team

Want to support our work? We’re entirely funded by our 5 million members—no corporate contributions, no big checks from CEOs. And our tiny staff ensures that small contributions go a long way. Chip in here. [LINK OMITTED]

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