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How to turn the 2012 election from a close call to a mandate

June 5, 2012

Activate: How to turn the 2012 election from a close call to a mandate

Tuesday, Jun 5, 2012 at 7:23 PM EDT


Last night, Glenn focused on the importance of commitment. He was the first to admit, a lot of last night’s show was something you had heard before – but it’s important to start at the beginning and to make sure you know what you believe before you get put into action. And tonight, Glenn revealed ways for you to really get moving!

Tonight, the focus of the show was “Activate” – and it was all about the election and how you can make sure that one way or another – 2012 is a year for a mandate for or against the progressives. And if you think it doesn’t matter just take a look at what is happening right now in Wisconsin. Progressives and unions are doing everything they can to make sure that Walker loses. It’s a microcosm to what is happening around the country, and Glenn thought it was so important that he recapped it on tonight’s show (in under three minutes!):

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But why does it matter what is happening in Wisconsin? Because these elections are close, way closer than they should be when you consider the fact that Wisconsin has improved drastically under Scott Walker’s leadership. They have lower unemployment than the national average; they’ve gone up in business and hiring rankings; Wisconsin is even on track for a surplus.

Nevertheless, the elections are still close. Why?

Because people are awake – but they are not activated.

Glenn revealed that there are huge percentages of people who donate to campaigns but aren’t registered to vote, or are members of active constitutional and conservative groups that are not registered to vote. And even worse – Glenn said that 14% of people who think they are registered to vote are not actually signed up!

Which brings him to steps 1 and 2 of Activate – 1) Make sure you are registered to vote and help a friend figure out if they are registered to vote. 2) Register four people (or schlubs as Glenn called them) to vote.

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