A liberal group is joining the effort calling for a protest vote against Biden in Michigan

Our Revolution, a political organization launched by Sen. Bernie Sanders in 2016, is throwing its weight behind the Vote Uncommitted movement in the Michigan Democratic primary, seeking to pressure President Biden to change his approach to the Israel-Hamas war.

On Wednesday, Our Revolution plans to email 87,000 members in Michigan and about 225,000 supporters in other states, encouraging them to vote Uncommitted in the Feb. 27 state primary to “push Biden to reverse course on Gaza now.”

Former Representative Andy Levin, Democrat of Michigan and a signatory to the letter, said Mr. Biden was at risk of voters going to the November election to protest US policy toward the war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. He warned that Mr. Biden could lose the state to former President Donald J. Trump in the general election without a major shift in Israeli policy.

“I work with some people who feel they will never vote for Joe Biden, but there are many, many, many who I think will vote for Joe Biden on November 5 if he changes course,” Levin said in an interview Tuesday night. “This is the best way I can help Joe Biden.”

Pushing our Uncommitted revolution will include phone banking, SMS banking and events on Michigan college campuses. The group’s effort joins another by a group of Arab-American Democrats in Dearborn, Mich., which has since attracted the support of several dozen local elected officials.

Larry Cohen, chairman of Our Revolution, said he hoped such a push could garner support from at least 10 percent of Michigan’s primary electorate, which he estimated would take about 20,000 votes, given estimates for what is expected to be there will be a weak response to the competition. There are no other major elections in the February 27 state election.

Last week, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, a leading Biden surrogate, urged the state’s voters to support the president in the primary; she warned that support against him could now return in November.

“There is a lot at stake in this upcoming election, and I would just encourage people not to lose sight of that as well,” she told reporters on Thursday. “A potential second term for the former president would be very difficult for all communities that are still affected by what is happening abroad and that is something that should not be lost from people’s calculations either.”

The Biden campaign declined to comment.

Other Democrats on the ballot in Michigan are unlikely to challenge Mr. Biden. Marianne Williamson suspended her long campaign last week. Representative Dean Phillips of Minnesota failed to win more than a trace of support outside New Hampshire, where he trailed Mr. Biden, who was not on the ballot there, by 40 points.

The Biden administration has expressed concern about the erosion of support from Michigan. Last week, a delegation of officials met with Arab American and Muslim leaders in Dearborn, where a senior official acknowledged mistakes in the administration’s response to the Gaza war.

The last time there was a significant effort to get Michigan Democrats to vote Uncommitted was in 2008. After Michigan defied Democratic National Committee rules that year by moving its primary spot on the nominating calendar, Barack Obama’s campaign, which was not on the ballot, urged supporters to vote for Uncommitted as a proxy against Hillary Clinton. About 40 percent of Democratic voters that year chose Uncommitted against Mrs. Clinton and three other candidates.

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