November 28th, 2011
So Romney opposes civil unions, favors a Constitution ban (read it here) … Gingrich is even worse …and support NOW is three to eight times as powerful as the same support next fall. So NOW is the time for serious people to help, if they plan to help at all.
Money next summer — though you can be sure we’ll be asking for it — is dumped into the ocean of necessary but marginally effective TV ads. Money NOW pays for organizers who will have 11 months to recruit, train, and motivate volunteers, who will themselves have time to recruit, train, and motivate MORE volunteers. From each low-paid organizer hired now snowball literally hundreds of volunteers. Every week we wait is one fewer week for that snowball to grow. Every week we wait is one fewer week for our volunteers to register millions of new voters and help millions of EXISTING voters overcome the newly-erected Republican obstacles to their voting. The longer we wait, the worse our odds. NOW is our best shot at building the turnout that, 349 days from now, will take back the House, hold the Senate and White House, flip state legislatures and governorships back our way, and – most important of all – assure that we don’t lose the Supreme Court for the next 25 years.
Click here, now, if you can help. Jamie and I will see it immediately to say thanks, and to credit your contribution toward next year’s LGBT annual dinner – or to any other event, LGBT or otherwise, that fits your schedule. If spreading the charge over a few months helps you dig even deeper, better still: just reply to this email and we’ll set it up.
This is for all the marbles, folks. Be a patriot: SPREAD THE WORD. Support now doesn’t guarantee success, but it is by far the most leveraged way to help tilt the odds.–Andrew Tobias, Treasurer, Democratic National Committee