Monday, August 27, 2007

Not good enough

The Democratic Party
Send a message

Dear automat,

George Bush's right-hand man at the Justice Department, Alberto Gonzales, just resigned.

When the US Attorney scandal first broke in March, I told you that this scandal could be George Bush's Watergate. We're still trying to learn just what George Bush, Karl Rove and Alberto Gonzales knew about the political purge of eight US Attorneys -- and when they knew it.

But even though Karl Rove and Alberto Gonzales are gone, the investigation must continue. The problems at the Justice Department -- using federal prosecutors to smear Democratic opponents and suppress Democratic votes -- haven't stopped.

Make a contribution to the Democratic Party, and help us send a message -- that we're not going to stop until we win the White House back in 2008:

http://www.democrats.org/NotGoodEnough

President Bush's White House appears to be falling apart -- but more work still needs to be done.

Alberto Gonzales, Karl Rove, George Bush, and their Republican cronies still haven't admitted any of their failures. The Attorney General scandal. Hurricane Katrina. The Iraq War. These problems won't get fixed by resignations.

While the Bush Administration tries to shuffle around their cronies into newly vacant positions, the Democratic Party is building a sustainable party organization to show every single one of them the door in 2008. Please help make it possible.

http://www.democrats.org/NotGoodEnough

Our organizers in all 50 states have already started an unprecedented voter protection effort. We're talking to every election official in every precinct, making sure we identify potential problems before they happen.

Now our organizers will also keep up the heat on Republican Senators, telling them that we still want answers from Alberto Gonzales about voting rights and the scandal at the Justice Department. If the Bush administration won't take action -- we will.

Please support our work, and send a message to the Bush administration -- this doesn't stop with a resignation. It isn't over yet.

Sincerely,

Tom McMahon
DNC Executive Director




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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Keeping up the good work

The Democratic Party
Thank you

Dear automat,

"Thank you."

That's the most common message people sent our field organizers last week, when we asked for notes of encouragement for their work ahead.

Thousands of people wrote notes -- and our organizers are busy reading each of them. Those messages were just what the team needed to get pumped up for the upcoming months.

But 50-State Strategy organizers aren't the only ones who need to get pumped about the upcoming elections. It's going to take hard work from each of us, and that's what we thought we'd share a few of those notes with you:

Bettie from Milmay, New Jersey said:

We finally are recognizing that we must take back this country state by state. Howard Dean's efforts are paying off and without you the organizers to do the actual work, we would fail. Thanks to all of you and keep up the good work.

Allen from Tacoma, Washington wrote:

I am a full supporter of the 50 state strategy, one that brings politics down to a grassroots level more than ever before. Without your leadership, and that of your colleagues, this effort would never have been successful in 2006. We need you more than ever for 2008. This is just a note to thank you for your important work, and to tell you how much I appreciate your contribution.

And Derrick from Baltimore, Maryland wrote:

Your hard work and dedication to our country is always appreciated, never forgotten. I wish that you will keep your spirits high -- you are writing a remarkable chapter in the history of our party and nation. Most of all, this dynamic period of change in America is possible because of your many efforts to reach beyond the boundaries of geography or states, to reach every American voter. Together we are building an infrastructure for the dreams of tomorrow. Let's up the great work, as there is still so much for us to accomplish!

With an experienced team, a good plan, and your help to keep us going, we'll win again in 2008.

Fortunately, a few of our organizers had time to write notes of their own.

Renee, one of the organizers from Delaware, responded:

Thank you all so much for your words of encouragement! I love the fact that so many people who I have never met or spoken to (along with some of my reliable favorite volunteers) find the work that we are doing valuable.

Jesse, who works in Oregon, wrote:

Let me say thank you to all of you for your kind words and support. ... There are thousands of people across this state contributing their time, money, and heart, to making a difference locally and nationally and I couldn't do this job without their help and they deserve you kind words as much as anyone. So let me say thank you to all of you and I promise you all that I will work tirelessly to make sure that the Democratic Party and our supporters will be the catalyst for the fundamental change you all are praying for and this country deserves and needs.

And Catherine from Nebraska wrote:

Thank you to everyone who supports the DNC staff in Nebraska. I love the work I do and could not be successful without the support of each and every one of you.

If you missed the first chance to write a note to the organizers in your state, it's not too late:

http://www.democrats.org/thankorganizers

From our organizers across the country, thanks for all that you do.

Tom McMahon
DNC Executive Director

PS: Democracy Bond holders across the country make our work possible. If you're not already a Bond holder, the best way you can help field organizers in your state right now is to make a recurring contribution to the Democratic Party and our 50-State Strategy:

http://www.democrats.org/HelpOrganizers




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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Got a minute?

The Democratic Party
Thank you

Dear automat,

I want to do something special for all of our 50-State Strategy organizers, but I need your help.

This week, our entire national field staff is meeting in Cleveland, Ohio for intensive training in preparation for elections ahead. These are the same staff members who worked in every state in 2006 to deliver our unprecedented victories up and down the ballot in your state -- and will be heading back to the field to prepare for 2007, 2008 and beyond.

Can you send them a note of thanks and encouragement for the work ahead?

http://www.democrats.org/thankorganizers

Imagine the look on our field organizers' faces when thousands of "Thank-You's" and "Go Get 'Em's" land on their desks from the communities they work in every day. I guarantee they'll read every one.

Organizing can be lonely work -- especially when you're pioneering territory the Party hasn't targeted for decades -- but these Democrats are up to the challenge. They share Governor Dean's fighting spirit and conviction that Democrats must build an infrastructure to compete in every state -- including your state.

These organizers are taking concrete steps to make sure our state parties and campaigns have the tools and training they need to persuade voters, organize core Democratic constituencies, and mobilize supporters. That's how we'll win in 2008: training the troops, building the precinct programs, and implementing it with winning technology and tactics.

But more than that, our organizers are building the types of relationships with local candidates and activists that our people-powered Party requires.

Now you can connect with these front-line Democrats and show them that we are all in this together:

http://www.democrats.org/thankorganizers

Gov. Dean said it best: "Election by election, state by state, precinct by precinct, door by door, vote by vote...we're going to lift our Party up and take this country back for the people who built it."

We're lifting our Party up on the backs of dedicated Democrats like these organizers. Let them know how much you appreciate it.

Sincerely,

Tom McMahon
DNC Executive Director




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Thursday, August 09, 2007

Counting every vote

The Democratic Party
Voter protection

Dear automat,

The right wing believes in talking about their values -- but apparently democracy isn't one of them.

For the past 30 years, Republicans have done everything in their power to keep people from voting. They know the more people go to the polls, the more likely Democrats are to win.

If we really want to compete in all 50 states, we have to do more than ask for everybody's vote -- we have to make sure that everyone's vote counts. That's why Gov. Dean announced that the organizers hired to work in all 50 states are going to go to every single county in the country to find out how they plan to run the 2008 elections.

Make a donation of $20, $50 or $100 to help Democratic Party organizers protect everyone's vote:

http://www.democrats.org/ProtectTheVotes

The Democratic Party won in 2006 because we fought back early and aggressively. We put the Republicans on the defensive and demanded accountability for years of failed policies.

We can do even better in 2008 -- and it starts by working hard in 2007.

Every single county has different policies for how they assign voting locations, what types of machines are used, what types of early voting are allowed, what methods people can use to register. The Democratic Party wants to know about the problems your voting location has now, not on Election Day.

Help the Democrats make it happen by donating $20, $50 or $100 to the Democratic Party's 50-state operation:

http://www.democrats.org/ProtectTheVotes

As Gov. Dean said last week, protecting the right of every eligible American to vote is our party's top priority. It's good for America, and it's good for our democracy.

Thank you for your help with this unprecedented effort.

Sincerely,

Tom McMahon
DNC Executive Director

P.S. The DNC is working on the ground -- but we're also taking to the airwaves. The DNC, along with the Senate and House campaign committees just released a commercial to counter the Republican spin machine and highlight our New Direction for America. Check it out here:

http://www.democrats.org/ChangeDirection




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Thursday, August 02, 2007

They won't steal votes again

The Democratic Party
Voter protection

Dear automat,

Last year, we put DNC staff on the ground all across the country to rebuild our party and stand up to the lies and failures of the Republican Party. The 50-State Strategy worked. Those organizers were key to our unprecedented victories up and down the ballot in 2006.

Our organizers are still on the ground in all 50 states, preparing for 2008 in every way possible. And starting this month, they are kicking off an unprecedented voter protection effort, of a scale never attempted by any organization.

While Democrats protect everyone's right to vote, Karl Rove and the Republican Party have a long history of threatening this right, working to make it harder for Americans to vote. We're going to stop them.

Protecting the right of every eligible American to vote is our party's top priority because we know that it's good for America and good for our democracy when everyone votes.

All Americans deserve to go to the polls confident that they won't be harassed or intimidated. That they won't wait hours for a ballot and that their vote will be counted fairly and accurately. Unfortunately, nearly forty-two years after the signing of the voting rights act, millions of American's are treated like criminals just for trying to vote.

So we're going to meet with every election official in the country, visit every polling place, and make sure that every American will have their vote counted-and we will do it now, instead of waiting to hear about big problems on the news on Election Day 2008.

We need your help. By giving $20, $50 or $100 you can help support the organizers working in your state and the vital work they are doing to make sure every vote counts.

http://www.democrats.org/ProtectTheVote

Under the Bush Administration's politicized Justice Department we have seen an outright attack on voting rights. In their latest scheme, the Republican Administration has manipulated the mission of the Department of Justice, firing U.S. Attorneys who were unwilling to pursue phony "voter fraud" cases, and politicized the Civil Rights Division.

Over the past several years the GOP has tried everything from phone jamming schemes to vote purging to voter intimidation tactics to try and suppress the vote.

That's why this effort is so necessary. Support our organizers on the ground and help us make sure we can fix voting problems now, instead of on Election Day 2008.

http://www.democrats.org/ProtectTheVote

I've promised to build the infrastructure and develop the strategy Democrats need to fight everywhere, and this is exactly the kind of effort it takes. Our work may not be in the headlines right now, but it's how we are going to make an impact next year and in every election after that.

We all know what happened in Florida in 2000. We all know what happened in Ohio in 2004.

Help make sure it doesn't happen again in 2008.

http://www.democrats.org/ProtectTheVote

Sincerely,

Gov. Howard Dean, M.D.




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