AFL-CIO and MoveOn Team Up on GOTV
While the Democratic National Convention was not a temptation this year for the AFL-CIO, the union council has apparently teamed up with MoveOn to commandeer a get-out-the-vote effort.Â How many millions in forced dues will be funneled into this effort is unknown, and itâ€™s unlikely the amount will ever come to light.Â What is sure is that it will increaseÂ unionâ€™s in-kind contribution to the 2012 elections will increase dramatically.
Adam Reuben, MoveON Political Director leaks the news on democraticunderground.com.Â Â
With all the money Karl Rove, the Koch Brothers, and others are spending to defeat President Obamaâ€”we needed to do something truly game changing, or President Obama could really lose this election.Â
So today I’m excited to announce an unprecedented partnership between the AFL-CIO’s Workers’ Voice and MoveOn’s 7 million members to turn out the same progressive voters who swept Obama to victory in ’08.Â
Earlier this summer, 91% of MoveOn members like you voted to “dedicate substantial resources to the presidential race.” I believe this plan lives up to that mandate.Â