- I want to make sure I’m registered to vote and adopt a schlub friend. CLICK HERE
- I commit to registering FOUR schlub friends CLICK HERE
- I commit to be a part of the global Tea Party movement the week of Restoring Love: FreePac &Constitutional Conference
- I want to join a team – 9/12 Project, FreedomWorks, or a local Tea Party
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!):
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.
"We cannot repeat the hanging chads. Remember that? People were staring at ballots and trying to figure out what the inent of the voter was. And you had dolts coming forward saying the meant to vote for gore but accidentally voted for Bush," Glenn said. "We're even more fractured now than we were after the 2000 election. We can't afford a repeat. If Wisconsin is close -- the DOJ says they'll step in and oversee it. Well, I feel so much better."
"Today we give you a tactile way to be involved that can flip these close numbers into a mandate. It can be done and you are the key. You just have to be commited and activated."
"It's absolutely critical that you get everyone in your circle of influence, who are of like mind, to register and vote. Adopt a schlub. And even if they are registered, remember to make sure they are going to vote. Did you know that of all the registered voters who fail to get out to the polls, the #1 reason why they don't is because they are 'too busy' to go? What could be more important than taking 15 minutes out of your day to go and vote?" Glenn asked.
Glenn then moved onto the third thing you can do to activate - be a part of the global freedom movement that starts at Restoring Love by attending FreePac or the Constitutional Conference. There are people acorss the globe begging Americans for help - you need to get educated and you need to be a part of the solution.
Finally, Glenn encouraged you to join a team of like-minded individuals like the 9/12 Project, FreedomWorks, or a local Tea Party. They have already made huge strides in elections across the country and can help you in your quest to activate other.
"The election is five months away so this season's races are just heating up. It's not only about the presidential election, your vote counts in all races on a national, state and local level," he said.