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E-M:/ Clean Water Action: 62,000 Michigan Voter Contacts

For Immediate Release                                   Contact: David Holtz 313-300-4454
November 1, 2004
Clean Water Action Makes Final Voter Push
Unprecedented Effort in Michigan, Other Battleground States

East Lansing, MI - Clean Water Action announced today that its grassroots field effort in support of John Kerry and other candidates has reached more than 2 million households in states where its members may be key to the outcome of the race.  In Michigan, more than 62,000 households were reached, many with multiple contacts, and will continue to be contacted through Tuesday. 

For over twenty years, Clean Water Action has developed successful grassroots outreach strategies to turn out environmental voters in races at every level of government.  These strategies, paired with Clean Water Action’s organizing for stronger health and environmental protections, have helped build a powerful political base in states critical to the 2004 Presidential race. Clean Water Action is in the final days of a massive membership turnout effort in the swing states of Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire,  Pennsylvania, Colorado and Wisconsin.  The organization is also running grassroots campaigns in two important US Senate races – in South Dakota to re-elect Tom Daschle and in Colorado to elect Ken Salazar <> 

“The person to person campaign strategies we have built for decades are invaluable in this extremely tight Presidential race,” said Clean Water Action President David Zwick.  “Having an established membership base in critical swing states gives Clean Water Action an ability to mobilize voters in their neighborhoods, block by block, door by door.   With a presidential race this close, our members could make a real difference.  We’re going to get them to the polls.”

Nationwide, Clean Water Action has contacted more than 2 million households and has had multiple contacts with its members in key states through person-to-person visits, telephone, volunteer mobilization, mail and other communication methods. The organization’s get-out-the vote plan will mobilize hundreds of thousands of voters to go to the polls and vote for pro-environment candidates. <>

Clean Water Action is a national community-based organization with more than 800,000 members. More than 169,000 members reside in Michigan.  Clean Water Action is working for clean, safe and affordable water, prevention of health-threatening pollution, creation of environmentally safe jobs and businesses, and empowerment of people to make democracy work. 


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