Dozens of Yes We Can! Long Island members will recall the excitement of phone-banking for Barack Obama in Fall 2008. We made huge efforts at Jon Cooper’s factory and at a union hall and people like us made the difference. The comraderie displayed at our call centers was awesome and inspiring. I recall those moments among the greatest highlights of Yes We Can! Long Island’s efforts two years ago.
We must show the same kind of energy and commitment today for Tim Bishop that we demonstrated then.
One does need not to reside in Bishop’s congressional district (NY-1) to get involved.
One does need to recognize that winning this election is critical to retaining a Democratic majority in the House.
Yes We Can! Long Island is teaming up with members of Organizing for America and Long Islanders for Change–the grassroots groups that often coalesced to support progressive issues throughout the Obama campaign. We are jointly hosting a phone-bank for Tim Bishop who remains under orchestrated attack by aggressive, well-funded extremists right here on Long Island. (This is no different from what the media is reporting all around the country).
Republican operatives like Karl Rove have formed front groups that are spending millions to run smear ads against Tim Bishop. His opponent, who outsourced jobs to amass his fortune and moved into the CD from New Jersey for the sole purpose of running for Congress, is spending $5 million of his outsourcing profits to suppress the vote by slandering Tim.
ABC has moved Bishop’s District from “leaning Democratic” to “toss-up.”
Poll after poll shows Tim Bishop is ahead among registered voters but trailing among “likely” voters.
That’s why we need your help to tell Bishop supporters the importance of this election and to make sure they Vote on November 2.
Join us!! GOTV! GOTV!! GOTV!! GOTV!! GOTV!! GOTV!!
When: Wednesday, October 20, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Where: Jon Cooper’s Phonebank 956 Brush Hollow Road Westbury, NY 11590 (this facility is conveniently located and highly accessible, located immediately adjacent to the Northern State Parkway exit).
Why: You know why.
How: By devoting 2 1/2 hours to making phone calls from our call center.
RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org. I will respond to you right away.
Perhaps you are not an East-Ender and are unaware of why YWC!LI is so whole-heartedly supporting Tim Bishop for Congress. We are an issues-based organization. Few representatives have voting records closer to our members’ hearts and minds than does Congressman Bishop.
He must win this election. We must help him to win.
Visit his websites to gain an immediate understanding of his outstanding work for progressives, for Long Islanders, for New Yorkers, for all Americans: