Sunday, October 17, 2010

Committing to Vote

First Lady Michelle Obama sent out a letter today to members of the mail list (Organizing for America) providing a link to a new challenge they are putting out to volunteers:

 At the page, you can give a reason as to why you are committing to vote on Nov. 2.  You can share your reason with other friends and also compete with friends on OFA to see who can get the most people to commit to vote.

Here's the letter from Michelle Obama:

Friend --

None of us can sit this election out.

Not when we're just beginning to see the results of the change we've all been working for, and when there's still so much left to do.

That's why this election is so important, and that's why we can't let complacency overtake us in these last few weeks.

Of course, you and I already know this. You've already committed to get out and vote. But with so much at stake, we need to make sure your friends and family are planning to get out and vote too. And the best person in the world for that job is you.

That's why, today, OFA is launching its Commit to Vote Challenge to help you reach out, get your friends signed up to vote, and have some fun along the way.

Start inspiring your friends to commit to vote.

We know from Barack's campaign that when you get someone to make a commitment, they're far more likely to follow through.

So OFA is making it as easy as possible for you to get everyone you know to commit to going to the polls this year.

By taking part in this challenge -- and getting commitments from 5, 10, 30, or more of the folks you're close to -- you'll get us even closer to victory on November 2nd. And you'll see who among your friends can inspire the greatest number of people to commit.

Every year, elections across the country are decided by the slimmest of margins. If we all get the people we know to commit to voting, we can change the outcomes of elections all over the country and continue to build the kind of future we want for ourselves and for our children.

There's more information about the challenge at OFA's Vote 2010 website. Let's get started today:

Thanks so much,


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