If only 538 more Floridians had voted for Al Gore in 2000, we wouldn't be in Iraq. 130,000 of our brave men and women would be safer, deployed elsewhere. 37,000 reservists would still be here at home.
Together, we can change our country's course on November 2nd, but only if every one of us votes.
Shockingly, when we checked public voter files in a couple of key states, up to 30% of MoveOn members were not yet registered to vote -- even though almost all of us think we are.
Luckily, there's a simple solution to this problem: Register. Yes, you. Right now. Even if you're already registered, it's better to play it safe than be sorry on November 2nd.
You can fill out our simple online form, print it, and mail it in today. Do it now, at:
Registering takes just 5 minutes.
Voter registration deadlines are fast approaching across the country. In some states, there are less than two weeks left to register to vote for this pivotal election.
President Bush has pulled out all the stops in registering likely Republican voters, even going as far as asking churches to turn their membership directories over to his campaign. We only have a few more days to catch up.
Too often, people show up at their polling place on election day only to find out that they're not actually registered to vote. By then, it's too late. Don't let that happen to you.
Take a few minutes today to make sure that you, and everyone you know, are registered to vote. Click here:
We know this election will be incredibly close. The numbers from the 2000 election tell the story:
Official Bush margin in Florida 537 votes
Gore margin in New Mexico 365 votes
Margin of victory in IA, NH, OR and WI Fewer than 8,000 votes in each
Eligible 18-24 year olds who didn't vote 15.2 million
Total eligible voters who didn't vote 56.8 million
Bringing enough new voters to the polls will win this election for John Kerry.
So please make sure you, your friends, and your family are not statistics next time around. Register today.
Thanks for all you do, but especially for registering to vote. So much is at stake.
--Eli Pariser and the whole MoveOn PAC team
Monday, September 20th, 2004