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Steyer Announces National Get Out The Vote Campaign From Lansing

Aug 14, 2018

"Need to Vote"
Credit Cheyna Roth / MPRN

A billionaire took his fight to impeach President Donald Trump to Lansing Monday--this time, with a slightly new message. 


Tom Steyer launched his Need to Vote campaign – with $10 million going toward the effort.  The plan is from now until the general election in November, to get as many people to vote as possible.

The goal is to elect enough people to national office across the US that are willing to impeach Trump that the president can be removed from office.

Steyer says he launched the new campaign from Lansing because –

“It’s a swing district in a swing state.  With Michigan State and Grand Valley?  Oh my goodness.  This is where it’s happening in the United States of America."

Steyer says their campaign has 5.5 million members.  Critics of the movement say it’s a distraction that could end up energizing Trump voters.

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—Cheyna Roth is a reporter for the Michigan Public Radio network.  Contact WEMU News at 734.487.3363 or email us at studio@wemu.org