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All the political prognosticators agree. There are strong Obama states, strong Romney states, states that lean one way or the other, and there are a few wide open states. Those open states include at least Florida, Ohio, Virginia, and North Carolina.
Prognosticators also agree that this election will be decided by three factors: the independent vote, turnout, and the economy.
Since you are reading this, there is a very good chance you realize how dangerous electing Romney would be to our future, our faltering democracy, and our nation.
As progressives I think we all have two very serious roles to play in the decision the American people make this fall. We all need to see ourselves as President Obama surrogates, reminding both independents and the base of all the things President Obama has achieved in spite of Republican intransigence. Secondly, we must all help organize the Democratic base. We must win the turnout factor.
Please order a copy of my new book, Playing Bigger Than You Are: A Life in Organizing so that you can be at your maximum organizing effectiveness.
Stewart Acuff is America’s best-known and foremost labor organizer. He is the former organizing Director of the AFL-CIO. Acuff has also written two books: Playing Bigger Than You Are: A Life in Organizing, and Getting America Back to Work, coauthored by Dr. Richard Levins.Tags: acuff, dr richard levins, elections, obama, organize, Organizing, Playing BIgger Than You Are, Playing Bigger Than You Are: A Life in Organizing, presidential election, Richard Levins, stewart acuff