Yesterday, Jane followed up on her televised dare to Blanche Lincoln to filibuster the public option, when she warned that if Blanche filibustered, “she’d draw a primary challenger so fast it’d make your head spin.” Jane wrote here:
But there are other things that can make a race attractive to a primary challenger — or, conversely, make Lincoln think twice about joining a Republican filibuster. Like hiring organizers in Arkansas to start knocking on doors and set up phone banks into Arkansas, and compiling the names of voters in the state who would support a primary challenge against her.
We need $30,000 to put this into action. It may well be the most effective $30,000 we spend on health care this year. Or EFCA, for that matter.
We’re already halfway there – in just 24 hours, the FDL community has raised more than $15,000 from more than 400 people. Can you help push us over the top? Click here to donate now to fund organizers in Arkansas.
In an email to FDL Action activists yesterday, Jane wrote about how your donation will help:
Your contribution will fund our ground game in Arkansas, but will also allow us to organize online phone banks and place calls to likely Democratic voters in the state. Identifying voters would would support a primary challenge will have tremendous value for any Democratic candidate who wants to run against Blanche Lincoln.
With these organizing tools, we can make an impact in Arkansas. We can lay the tracks for a primary challenge to Blanche Lincoln. But we need your help to get going – and it’ll take $30,000 to do so.