I just got forwarded this mail; worth a read.
Tonight, don’t let W’s henchmen steal a post-debate victory, as they did in 2000. We need your online help immediately after the debate, so save this email, print it out, and have it ready with you as you watch the first Presidential debate tonight.
Below is a list of all the sites where people can vote on who won the debate. Please forward them far and wide. The Republicans will doubtless be organizing volumes of people to vote, so this is critical.
We all know what happened in 2000. Al Gore won the first debate on the issues, but Republicans stole the post-debate spin. We’re not going to let that happen again, and you will play a big role.
Immediately after the debate, we need you to do three things.
1. Vote in online polls.
2. Write a letter to the editor
3. Call in to talk radio programs.
Your 10 minutes of activism in the minutes following the debate can make the difference.
Vote in online polls.
National and local news organizations will all be conducting online polls during and after the debate asking for readers opinions. Look for online polls at these national news websites, and make sure to vote in every one of them:
ABC News: http://www.abcnews.com/
CBS News: http://www.cbsnews.com/
Fox News: http://www.foxnews.com/
USA Today: http://www.usatoday.com/
And be sure to check the websites of your local newspapers and TV stations for online polls, and vote in them. It is crucial that you do this in the minutes immediately following the debate.
Write a letter to the editor of your local paper.
Immediately after the debate, go online and write a letter to the editor of your local paper.
If you feel John Kerry commanded the debate and had a clear plan for fixing the mess in Iraq, write the letter. If you feel George Bush dodged tough questions on Iraq and didn’t level with voters, then write the letter. With just a few clicks, you can write your letter at our online media center: http://www.democrats.org/media/Call.
Call in to radio and TV talk shows.
Do you listen to national or local call in shows on the radio? How about on TV? Call them and let them know what you thought of John Kerry’s plan to keep America secure and George Bush’s continuing refusal to admit the truth about his record.
Find shows in your area on our Speak Out website: http://www.democrats.org/media/find.html.
Your actions immediately after the debate tonight can make the difference to help John Kerry win on November 2.
Make your voice heard tonight!