I just got an email from Organizing for America (BarackObama.com) - yes, I'm on the mailing list. In the words of Sun Tzu, "Know your enemy". Anyway, here it is, complete except for my real name:
On Tuesday, January 19th, there's a special election in Massachusetts to fill Ted Kennedy's Senate seat.
While the large majority of Massachusetts voters support the Democratic candidate, Attorney General Martha Coakley, special interests have poured in hundreds of thousands of dollars to mislead voters -- and the traditionally low turnout in special elections means this race could be very, very close.
The stakes here are incredibly high. You know how hard we've fought and how close we've come to finally passing health reform. But also know this: To get the job done, we need Martha Coakley's vote in the Senate.
No matter where you live, you can play an essential role. OFA volunteers around the country are calling key Massachusetts voters and making sure they know when and where to vote, and how important electing Martha Coakley is to the country.
Each voter we reach could be the one who tips the balance.
Can you help by calling potential voters in Massachusetts?
Offering information to voters on how to participate is a great service, and it can be a lot of fun. You can take as much or as little time as you like, and no prior experience is necessary.Making these calls could be the single most important thing you can do right now to ensure the passage of health reform.
But the impact of this election goes well beyond health reform -- Martha Coakley will be a vital ally to President Obama in helping our families get back to work, launching a clean-energy economy, and reining in the Wall Street abuses that still put so many Americans at risk.But it all comes down to you. We need you to help get the word out, so please start calling today:http://my.barackobama.com/CoakleyN2N
Thank you for your help,
Jeremy BirdDeputy Director Organizing for America
Love that grassroots effort!
The Kossacks are on it already. Commenters are talking about how many calls they've made for Coakley.
UPDATE: Russ at That's Right links my post with his piece "The Devil Hath Many Forms"... apparently one of those forms is the Tea Party. He says, "This whole Scott Brown thing is amazing. It really is." I completely agree. And even if he doesn't win, the fact that he's posing a serious threat in Massachussetts should give us the hope we were promised for the last year.