Stewart Acuff

Oct 25

Turnout Will Win This Election

For months now we have used this space to argue that the strongest ground game and best street operation will win this election. Now everyone agrees. All agree that the ground game will win.

We take heart in the fact that our side is way out-polling the rightwing Republicans in early voting. Empirical analysis shows we are winning on the ground and in the street.

We are winning this street fight, in part because of all the experience our side has in community and union organizing. The union’s state leads are union organizers, our Standard Bearer is a community organizer.

That is why I want you to get my books Playing Bigger Than You Are: A Life in Organizing and Getting America Back to Work. They really will make you better at this crucial work we’re at every day, and help us all get out of this economic crisis.

Our work and heart and determination and incentive will carry Obama to victory.

Please don’t let up.


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.

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