November 3rd, 2009 13:59 EST
MoveOn.org Paying Politicians to Block Vote on Healthcare?
Yesterday, MoveOn members how much they`d contribute to a primary challenge against any Democratic senator who helps Republicans block an up-or-down vote on health care reform.
Together, we`ve pledged an astounding $2 million in less than 24 hours!
It`s a clear sign of how angry progressives would be at any Democrat who helps filibuster reform.
The larger the war chest we can offer a potential challenger, the stronger the signal we`ll send to conservative Democrats. So we`re setting a huge new goal: $3 million in total pledges by the end of the week. That`s plenty to launch a serious primary challenge.
How much can you pledge? You don`t have to enter your credit card info. Just click on an amount below to pledge: Here`s a bit more on how the pledge works from yesterday`s email:
You tell us how much you`d give. Then, we make sure the media, Senate leadership, and conservative Democrats know just how many of us are willing to support a challenge against anyone who blocks reform. Hopefully, none of them actually do it, and health care gets an up-or-down vote.
But if the nightmare scenario happens, we`ll encourage viable primary challengers to come forward, and if they do, make sure all of us who`ve pledged have a chance to support them. In other words, potential primary challengers will know there`s a huge group of Americans who are ready to help. And conservative members of the Democratic Caucus will too.
The Health Care Accountability Pledge is off to an awesome start. Can you help reach our $3 million goal by pledging at this link?
Thanks for all you do.
"Justin, Kat, Daniel, Carrie, and the rest of the team
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