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Tuesday, September 14, 2004

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This Saturday, join thousands of volunteers in a �massive mobilization to get out the women's vote on November 2nd. �

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Dear MoveOn member,

Women's voices could make all the difference this November. Together, we are 51% of America, and single women in particular are now one of the most progressive demographic groups in the country. Yet 50 million of us didn't vote in the last election.

This Saturday, women (and men) everywhere will join in a National Women's Election Action Day. Thousands of volunteers will take to the streets to register, recruit, educate, and mobilize voters to ensure that women stand up and are counted in this election.

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Volunteers will participate in voter contact activities such as phone banking, door-to-door canvassing, campus organizing, activist trainings, and registering voters. The National Women's Election Action Day is being organized by America Votes, an unprecedented coalition including virtually every major progressive advocacy organization in America. It will be an amazing day.

In recognition of this week's focus on women, we're releasing our ad for the 10 week countdown early this week. It's a terrific ad, called "The Waitress and the Lawyer," directed by Allison Anders, inspired by Al Franken's one act play by the same name and starring Ione Skye, Illeana Douglas, and W. Earl Brown. Click here to see it:


Women's voices are more important than ever this year. Please sign up now to take part in this Saturday's historic mobilization, at:;

And to further highlight this fantastic week of outreach to women voters, last night, 50 women leaders gathered at the Apollo Theater in New York City to launch a media campaign called "50 Million Women Count! 50 Women Ask 50 Million More: �Use Your Voice & Vote!" � The leaders who were there included: Planned Parenthood President Gloria Feldt, Eve Ensler, Gloria Steinem, Vanessa Carlton, Toni Childs, Kate Clinton, Rosario Dawson, Sally Field, Jane Fonda, Gina Gershon, Hazelle Goodman, Jehmu Greene of Rock the Vote, Charlotte Martin, Shiva Rose, Isabella Rosellini, Marisa Tomei, Marie Wilson, Carrie Olson & Marika Olson and myself from MoveOn, and many other women activists and volunteers. A special, commemorative photograph was taken of this event. Download it here;.

Together, we'll make an incredible difference this Saturday. See you there!


--Laura Dawn and the whole MoveOn PAC team

  Tuesday, September 14th, 2004

Women Should Vote Because:

* We are 51 percent of the population, and with this majority voice we CAN influence the direction of critical policies important to us -- like childcare, choice, personal safety and economic security, and a healthy environment.

* We are not effectively exercising our hard-earned constitutional right. 22 million registered unmarried women did not vote in the last election. And more than 50 million eligible women -- married and unmarried -- are not even registered to vote.

* A poll last year of some 3,000 women of diverse backgrounds conducted by the women’s voting project Women Voices Women Vote found that 65 percent of the women polled believe this country is going in the wrong direction.

* Based on the findings of a recent survey by Business and Professional Women USA, retirement security, job opportunity, good schools and housing costs are all of HIGHER importance to women than homeland security.

* Voting statistics among all women can be improved. According to the U.S. Census bureau, in 2000, some 30 percent of eligible women were not registered to vote.

* Registering is only half the battle. Almost half of registered unmarried women don't vote. If they turned out in numbers, unmarried women would be the largest voting bloc and would be the deciding "X" factor in close elections.


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