We wanted to start this update with important news about Senator Murray’s opponent. You may have seen Tiffany Smiley attempt a general election pivot to say she opposes a federal abortion ban. Today, this article was released showing just how misleading that line is. In 2017, when her Twitter account was for personal use, Smiley liked a tweet from Cathy McMorris Rodgers endorsing a federal abortion ban. We’d love your help getting this article circulated in your circles so folks understand exactly how Smiley is attempting to mislead Washington voters when it comes to what is at stake for choice this November.
In other campaign news, we are officially launching Senator Murray’s GOTV tour with the Coordinated this weekend. She will be making stops in Shelton, Gig Harbor, Port Townsend, Mt. Vernon, and Mill Creek. Please encourage folks to sign up to join us or for other shifts across the state. Our ground game is what is going to make the difference this final month.
And speaking of campaign events, folks in the Central Puget Sound should save the date for the morning of Saturday, October 22. Senator Elizabeth Warren will be here and she and Senator Murray will be headlining a GOTV event in Seattle to kick off the 18-day voting window! Stay tuned for additional details.
Next weekend will be a busy one for the campaign, as October 23 is the US Senate debate in Spokane. The event hosts—the Spokesman-Review and League of Women Voters—are collecting questions now through October 15th. We encourage you to submit your questions here. I’ll also give an early plug that we’ll be looking for supporters to help with rapid response to the debate on their own social media. If you’d like to help with this effort—please reach out.
In case it’s helpful, sharing some suggested draft Facebook and Instagram posts and tweets here that you’re free to use and repurpose when talking about Senator Murray’s race this week.
As always, please let me know if there are any questions or if you need anything further from the campaign!
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