Monday, June 30, 2008

Get your special edition T-shirt now

The Democratic Party
Dear automat,

Show your support with a Democratic Party T-shirtTonight is the crucial financial reporting deadline for June.

The media and our opponents will be watching our fundraising numbers more closely than ever. And now that we've decided to refuse donations from Washington lobbyists and special interest PACs, they want to see if we can compete.

It's up to us to prove that a campaign funded by ordinary people giving only what they can afford can go toe-to-toe with John McCain and the Republican National Committee.

There's a simple way you can show your support before this important deadline.

We've designed a T-shirt to commemorate the Democratic Party's bold fundraising move. Show your support for our people-powered politics and own a piece of this movement.

If you make a donation of $30 or more before the deadline, you'll receive this special edition T-shirt:

https://donate.barackobama.com/DemPartyTshirt

To compete in the general election and bring change to Washington, every single one of us is going to have to show our support for this movement.

We're proud that Barack Obama's campaign led the way in this historic decision. Together, our party is building an organization in all 50 states.

But we've got our work cut out for us.

It's going to take unprecedented resources to compete all over the country and help Democrats win elections up and down the ballot in November.

Take a stand for change. Make a donation of $30 or more before the deadline to receive this special edition T-shirt:

https://donate.barackobama.com/DemPartyTshirt

Thanks,

Tom McMahon


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Friday, June 27, 2008

Our first big test

The Democratic Party
Dear automat,

I wanted to make sure you saw this slide from a presentation given by the McCain campaign earlier this month:

Last chance to donate in June

This shows exactly what we are up against.

John McCain and the Republican National Committee have built a fundraising strategy based on accepting huge checks from Washington lobbyists and special interest PACs -- and they are very good at it.

This month, the DNC decided to join our presumptive nominee in refusing donations from Washington lobbyists and PACs.

Monday will be the first big test of this decision.

Stand up for our people-powered movement and make a contribution of $25 before the June 30th deadline:

https://donate.barackobama.com/DNCdeadline

Our decision not to accept these contributions wasn't easy.

As we expand our 50 state strategy to build the first 50 state campaign in a generation, we'll need unprecedented resources to compete all over the country and help Democrats win elections up and down the ballot in November.

It's clear that the Republicans have become masters of a broken system. And that's why we are relying on each and every one of you to show that millions of Americans can come together to compete against these big interests.

The June 30th deadline is our first big test and you can see that we have our work cut out for us.

Make a contribution of $25 before the deadline and show that we are ready to stand up and compete in all 50 states:

https://donate.barackobama.com/DNCdeadline

Thanks,

Tom McMahon

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Thursday, June 26, 2008

An important decision

The Democratic Party
Dear automat,

Last chance to donate in June As of this month, the Democratic National Committee no longer accepts donations from Washington lobbyists or special interest PACs.

We're joining the campaign of our presumptive nominee, Barack Obama, in setting a new standard for a people-powered politics.

Unlike John McCain and the Republican National Committee, we will not allow Washington lobbyists or PACs to control our campaigns, manipulate our candidates, or drown out the views of the American people.

But we face a crucial financial reporting deadline on Monday night, which will be the first test of the financial consequences of this decision.

Please make a donation of $25 now to show that our party is at its best when it's powered by ordinary people giving whatever they can afford:

https://donate.barackobama.com/DNCdeadline

Your support of our 50-state strategy has helped create the opportunity for Barack Obama to run a true 50-state campaign -- but we need your help.

We have our work cut out for us.

John McCain and the Republican National Committee had a three-month head start on the general election, and they raised nearly $45 million last month alone.

Over the past three years, we've worked tirelessly to build our party from the ground up in all 50 states.

Now, for the first time in a generation, a presidential campaign is putting staff in all 50 states so Democrats across the country can compete in races up and down the ballot.

And that campaign, and the national party supporting it, are refusing contributions from Washington lobbyists and special interest PACs.

We'll need unprecedented resources to build our operation in every state -- and we'll need them at the same time we're cutting ourselves off from a major fundraising source campaigns usually rely on.

It's essential that we get started now.

A dollar you give today will do more and have more of an impact than a dollar you give in October or November.

Your donation before the June 30th deadline will help us grow our party in all 50 states at this crucial early stage. Make a $25 donation now:

https://donate.barackobama.com/DNCdeadline

Refusing contributions from Washington lobbyists and special interest PACs was a risky decision, but it was the right thing to do.

Just a couple of years ago, many people thought it would be impossible to expand the political map and compete in all 50 states. But because of you and the millions of supporters like you across the country, it's happening right now.

At this moment, we have a historic opportunity to prove that a movement of ordinary people has the power to do what few thought possible: change the way political campaigns are funded.

John McCain and the Republican National Committee are running their campaign the old-fashioned way -- and they're already raising huge sums of money thanks to John McCain's three-month head start.

People will be watching our June fundraising numbers closely to see if we can pull this off. We need your help before the financial reporting deadline on Monday to show them we can do it.

Make your donation of $25 before the June 30th deadline to help our candidates in all 50 states and start changing politics in America:

https://donate.barackobama.com/DNCdeadline

Thank you for your support,

Howard Dean

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

More than 3,000 events this Saturday

The Democratic Party

Dear automat,

Attend a Unite for Change event Our unprecedented primary season helped build our infrastructure in all 50 states -- not just for Barack Obama, but for all of the Democratic candidates.

Now it's time to bring all of that energy together around our common goal of change.

Obama for America is launching a nationwide day of action this Saturday, June 28th, called "Unite for Change." Across the country, Democrats who supported all of the candidates in the primary -- and those who are just tuning in now -- will come together to focus on party unity and victory in November.

There are more than 3,000 events in all 50 states -- find a Unite for Change house meeting near you and RSVP today:

http://my.barackobama.com/democratsunited

House meetings are a great way to get to know your fellow Democrats and help build a united volunteer organization in neighborhoods all across the country.

It doesn't matter if you've been with Barack since the beginning, if you supported another candidate in the primary, or if you're just getting involved now -- our goal is to reach out to anyone who is tired of the politics of the past and looking for new solutions to the challenges we're facing.

Democrats like you have already signed up to host events and talk about the common values we share. All you need to do is show up on Saturday -- and maybe bring a friend or two.

Here's what some Unite for Change hosts and guests are saying about these events:

"This is the first time that I have ever hosted an event like this. I am inviting my friends and colleagues to the event. Many of us were Edwards and/or Clinton supporters but I want everyone to come together now and support Obama."
- Jessica in Florida
"For the last several weeks, I have been thinking of becoming a volunteer for Senator Obama's presidential campaign. When I read the announcement about Unite For Change Day, I thought it was an awesome opportunity to get involved.
"I am new to my town (been here just over 4 months). The event will give me an opportunity to meet other supporters in my new community."
- Loye in South Carolina

The campaign will provide event hosts with the materials and support they need, but these meetings can't happen without you.

Sign up now to attend a Unite for Change event in your area:

http://my.barackobama.com/democratsunited

Record turnout in Democratic primaries all around the country has energized our party.

Attend a Unite for Change house meeting and keep building that momentum all the way through November.

Thank you,

Tom McMahon

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Monday, June 16, 2008

My endorsement

The Democratic Party

Dear automat,

Make a donation Tonight, I will step on stage in Detroit, Michigan to announce my support for Senator Barack Obama. From now through Election Day, I intend to do whatever I can to make sure he is elected President of the United States.

Over the next four years, we are going to face many difficult challenges -- including bringing our troops home from Iraq, fixing our economy, and solving the climate crisis. Barack Obama is clearly the candidate best able to solve these problems and bring change to America.

This moment and this election are too important to let pass without taking action.

That's why I am asking you to join me in showing your support by making a contribution to this campaign today:

https://donate.barackobama.com/JoinAlGore

Over the past 18 months, Barack Obama has united a movement. He knows change does not come from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue or Capitol Hill. It begins when people stand up and take action.

With the help of millions of supporters like you, Barack Obama will bring the change we so desperately need in order to solve our country's most pressing problems.

If you've already contributed to this campaign, I ask that you consider making another contribution right now. If you haven't, please take the next step and own a piece of this campaign today:

https://donate.barackobama.com/JoinAlGore

On the issues that matter most, Barack Obama is clearly the right choice to lead our nation.

We have a lot of work to do in the next few months to elect Barack Obama president, and it begins by making a contribution to this campaign today.

Thank you for joining me,

Al Gore

P.S. -- Visit AlGore.com to read my journal and learn more about our movement to solve the climate crisis.

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Watch video of Al Gore endorsing Barack Obama at a rally in Detroit, Michigan:

http://my.BarackObama.com/GoreVideo

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Our 50-state campaign

The Democratic Party

Dear automat,

I have some news that I wanted you to hear.

People like you have been the heart of Chairman Howard Dean's 50-state strategy to rebuild our party and empower Democrats to compete everywhere. We've all seen the energy and enthusiasm at the grassroots level impact races up and down the ballot over the last three years.

I am proud to announce that our presidential campaign will be the first in a generation to deploy and maintain staff in every single state.
 
The network of volunteers and the infrastructure built up during the historic primary season -- on behalf of all the Democratic campaigns -- have given us an enormous and unprecedented opportunity in the general election.

Now it's time to expand our network and push our organizing resources even further. No matter where you live, our success this November will depend on your involvement. Sign up to join our campaign now, and we'll make sure you're aware of all the latest news and opportunities to make a difference:

http://my.barackobama.com/getinvolved

Of course, some states will be more competitive than others, and we will scale our resources accordingly.

But your work building our party means that the list of competitive states will be longer than ever before -- and it will include states like Virginia and Montana where your work has helped a Democratic resurgence at the state level.

And in every single state, no matter what the likelihood that we carry it in the fall, our staff will build volunteer capacity that will provide help where we need it and impact races up and down the ballot this November.

Every day counts -- voters head to the polls in less than five months.  This is your opportunity to shape this election and our unprecedented 50-state campaign now:

http://my.barackobama.com/getinvolved

Thanks to your support, we are on our way to building an unprecedented organization for the November elections.

As the presumptive Democratic nominee, Barack Obama will fight to unite our party and win contests up and down the ballot.

But he cannot determine the outcome of this election on his own.

It will all come down to what you are willing to do.

It's time to answer the call.

Thank you,
David

David Plouffe
Campaign Manager
Obama for America


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Saturday, June 07, 2008

Unity

The Democratic Party

Dear automat,

We've just finished the most exciting primary contest in a generation, and Barack Obama is our presumptive nominee for President.

Senator Clinton ran an outstanding campaign and we all should be deeply thankful for the passion, energy, and ideas that defined her from the start.  Our country and our Party are better off today because the incredible amount of work she and her supporters put into her campaign.  We thank Hillary for her leadership, her commitment to America and the Democratic Party.

It can be tough to lose a hard-fought race -- I know, because I've been there.  But no matter who you supported, you're part of a bigger family -- one that shares the same hopes, values, and dreams.  This campaign is so much more than any of us or any candidate.  It's about the future of our country, and our collective desire to take it back for the people who make it great.

Over the next few weeks and months, our family will reunite.  It starts today, and I'm asking for your help.  Reach out to your friends and family, your neighbors and coworkers, and anyone else who may have fought hard for what they believed in.  Bring them in and remind them that we're a family -- that together, we can bring about fundamental change and elect a Democratic president.

We have to be unified if we're going to bring universal health care to America's families, to help fight global climate change, to ensure a woman's right to make her own medical decisions, and to end the war in Iraq.

We have to be unified if we're going to put a Democrat back in the White House.

Over the past few years, we've all been part of the work to rebuild the Democratic Party in all 50 states.

When the primary came around, we found ourselves with two once-in-a-lifetime candidates.  Barack and Hillary crossed the country inspiring activists, building organizations, and registering new voters.  In state after state, we saw record turnout that dwarfed the Republican's; we saw hundreds of thousands of Americans become involved with a Democratic campaign for the first time; and millions of voters saw just how passionately we feel about the future of our country.

After years of rebuilding and a historic primary campaign, our Democratic community is stronger than ever before.  And with Barack Obama, we have a candidate who has inspired millions of people to believe again.

But change doesn't come easily -- and no matter how much we've prepared, no matter how inspiring our candidate, no matter how badly we want it to happen, we have to fight for it every step of the way.  Absolutely nothing will be handed to us over the next five months -- we have to do everything we can to make sure Barack Obama is our next President.

We've just seen two brilliant candidates run the most exciting primary in decades.  Now we need to come together and finish the job.

I'm looking forward to it.

Howard Dean



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Thursday, June 05, 2008

Major policy change

The Democratic Party

Dear automat,

I wanted to drop you a quick note about a major policy change here at the Democratic Party.

As we move toward the general election, the Democratic Party has to be the Party of ordinary Americans, not Washington lobbyists and special interests. So, as of this morning, if you're a federal lobbyist, or if you control political action committee donations, we won't be accepting your contribution.

This is an unprecedented move for a political party to make -- one that has sent shockwaves through Washington and has turned the debate on clean campaigns upside down. We've unilaterally agreed to shut lobbyists out of the process, and are we're relying on people just like you.

Just imagine what hundreds of thousands of Americans donating $20, $30, or $50 at a time can accomplish together. Imagine the signal that it sends to anyone who looks at John McCain's political machine and the special interest money it needs to fuel every move it makes.

We have a chance to change the way business is done in this country, and we're taking the lead. Will you join us and make a contribution right now to help us elect Barack Obama?

http://www.democrats.org/nonlobbyists

I've written before about guys like Charlie Black and Rick Davis, lobbyists who are at the highest levels of McCain's campaign. But they're just the start -- John McCain and the RNC suck up lobbyist money millions of dollars at a time.

In May, McCain had his best fundraising month of the campaign, and it was directly because he refuses to shut special interests out.

But we did, and we need your help. This is an example of the kind of White House Barack Obama would run. Make a contribution to help elect him:

http://www.democrats.org/nonlobbyists

I'll be in touch later about our plans for the general election, but I wanted to let you know about our policy change right away.

Thanks,

Howard Dean


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