Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Urgent: Midnight deadline

automat --

I've never asked you to make a donation before.

But I'm about to make some major decisions about deploying field staff and volunteers to key battleground states.

The resources we have on hand going into October will directly impact our voter registration and Get Out The Vote operations. And now that early voting has begun in eight states -- including Ohio as of today -- we need to move as quickly as possible.

Please donate $5 or more before the deadline to help register voters, get out the vote, and win this election.

We're stretching every dollar and doing everything we can with what we have. But every day I see firsthand how much more we could do -- and how far your donation will go.

Thanks for your support,

Jon

Jon Carson
National Field Director
Obama for America

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---------Original Message---------
From: David Plouffe, BarackObama.com
Subject: Deadline: Midnight tonight

automat --

Election Day isn't ahead of us -- it's already here.

Early voting has begun in eight states -- including the key battleground of Ohio, where voting begins today -- and it will be starting in a dozen more over the next two weeks.

Tonight is also the most important financial reporting deadline of the campaign. The resources we have on hand heading into October will decide the size of our voter registration and Get Out The Vote operations.

Your generosity has gotten us this far, but the need for your support today is more urgent right now than it will ever be.

Will you make a donation of $30 or more? You'll receive a limited edition Election Day T-shirt before Friday, October 17th.


You can have a major impact on our strategy for the remainder of the election -- including where we can compete and how many voters we can reach.

With voting already under way, we're racing to register voters and get the high turnout we'll need to win.

What we do -- or don't do -- in these next 34 days will determine whether America gets the change we need or four more years of the same.

Thanks,

David

David Plouffe
Campaign Manager
Obama for America

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Deadline: Midnight tonight

automat --

Election Day isn't ahead of us -- it's already here.

Early voting has begun in eight states -- including the key battleground of Ohio, where voting begins today -- and it will be starting in a dozen more over the next two weeks.

Tonight is also the most important financial reporting deadline of the campaign. The resources we have on hand heading into October will decide the size of our voter registration and Get Out The Vote operations.

The need for your support today is more urgent than it will ever be.

If you haven't made a donation yet, now is the time to donate. If you donate $30 or more, you'll receive a limited edition Election Day T-shirt before Friday, October 17th.


You can have a major impact on our strategy for the remainder of the election -- including where we can compete and how many voters we can reach.

With voting already under way, we're racing to register voters and get the high turnout we'll need to win.

What we do -- or don't do -- in these next 34 days will determine whether America gets the change we need or four more years of the same.

Thanks,

David

David Plouffe
Campaign Manager
Obama for America

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Saturday, September 27, 2008

In case you missed it

The Democratic Party
automat --

We put together an ad today that captures Barack's victory in last night's debate in 30 seconds.

Take a look and make a donation of $5 or more to get it on the air for those who may have missed it:

Watch the ad and make a donation

After his erratic and reckless response to the economic crisis, McCain needed a game-changer last night to restore his campaign. He didn't even come close.

In a CBS News poll, uncommitted voters see Barack as the debate winner. When it comes to the economy, 66% say Barack would make the right decisions versus 42% for McCain.

The CNN poll results are also clear:

Who did the best job tonight?
Barack: 51
McCain: 38

Who would better handle Iraq?
Barack: 52
McCain: 47

Who would better handle the economy?
Barack: 58
McCain: 37

These are not the kind of reviews John McCain needed, but they show that Barack is offering the change we need.

Barack broke through last night with voters who were watching -- but we need to get the word out to the millions who didn't tune in.

Please watch our latest ad and make a donation of $5 or more to show your support:

https://donate.barackobama.com/debatevideo

Thank you for everything you are doing,

David

David Plouffe
Campaign Manager
Obama for America



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Friday, September 26, 2008

From the debate

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I just finished my first debate with John McCain.

Millions of Americans finally got a chance to see us take on the fundamental choice in this election -- the change we need or more of the same.

I will provide tax cuts for the middle class, affordable health care, and a new energy economy that creates millions of jobs. John McCain wants to keep giving huge tax cuts to corporations, and he offered no solutions for the challenges Americans are facing in their daily lives.

I will end the war in Iraq responsibly, focus on defeating al Qaeda and the Taliban, and restore America's standing in the world after eight years of disastrous policies. John McCain wants an unending commitment in Iraq and fails to recognize the resurgent threat in Afghanistan.

Let's be clear: John McCain is offering nothing but more of the same failed Bush policies at home and abroad that he has supported more than 90% of the time in the Senate.

Americans need change now, and I need your help to get the word out about this movement.

In the coming days, it's going to be up to you to organize locally and reach the voters that are going to decide this election.

Now's the time to make your voice heard.

Please make a donation of $5 or more right now to support this campaign to bring the change we need:

https://donate.barackobama.com/thedebate

Thank you for all that you're doing,

Barack





 

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

The debate and what's next

The Democratic Party
automat --

Find a debate watch party near you Barack is moving ahead with plans for Friday's debate.

The election is just 40 days away, and the American people deserve to hear directly from the candidates about how they intend to lead our country.

You're invited to join a Debate Watch Party in your community and discuss the issues that are most important to you and your family, friends, and neighbors.

Find a Debate Watch Party in your area and RSVP today.

Bringing people together is what this campaign has always been about.

These parties, hosted by supporters in all 50 states, are a great way for folks to get to know each other and continue to strengthen this campaign from the bottom up.

To win this election and bring about change, it's important for you to get together, bring new people into the movement, and plan how best to build support for Barack in your community.

Find a Debate Watch Party in your area and connect with supporters who share your passion and commitment to this campaign:

http://my.barackobama.com/debateparty

Thanks,

Jon

Jon Carson
National Field Director
Obama for America


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Monday, September 22, 2008

The first debate

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This Friday, we'll reach another milestone in this campaign -- the first debate of the general election, on September 26th at 9:00 p.m. Eastern time.

Millions of Americans will tune in to watch Barack debate John McCain about America's foreign policy and our role in the world.

Barack will share his plan to bring the change we need -- to restore our place in the world, ensure security at home and abroad, and reestablish the United States as the world's economic leader.

This is a great opportunity for you to learn more about the issues. And it's also a great opportunity for you to share Barack's message of change with your friends, family, and neighbors by attending or hosting a Debate Watch Party.

Watch the debate with friends and supporters, and talk about how you can get involved in this movement.

I recorded a brief message about these parties. Please take a moment to watch the video and sign up to attend or host a Debate Watch Party in your community.

Host or attend a debate watch party

Many Americans are still learning about Barack and this movement for change.

They don't know about his plan to restore the middle class, cut taxes for 95 percent of American families, provide health care for every American, achieve energy independence, improve our schools, and responsibly end the war in Iraq.

Many people also don't know that John McCain has voted with George Bush more than 90 percent of the time -- including to continue Bush's failed Iraq policies, not investigating the government response to Katrina, not supporting children's health care, not supporting college benefits for returning veterans, and passing tax cuts for the rich at the expense of the middle class.

This debate is a chance for Americans to hear directly from Barack. And with just a few weeks left before Election Day, it's more important than ever that we bring people together and talk about the issues that matter in our communities.

I hope you'll watch my short message and sign up to attend or even host a Debate Watch Party:

http://my.barackobama.com/debate

Thank you for all that you're doing,

Michelle


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Sunday, September 21, 2008

The people you know

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Vote for Change: Register to vote now Think of all the people you know -- your friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors. What if every one of them voted on Election Day?

That's a lot of votes.

But odds are, many of them aren't registered -- or aren't sure if they are.

Now there's an easy way to learn your status and get registered. Our new one-stop voter registration site, VoteForChange.com, lets you do it all: check your registration status, register to vote, request an absentee ballot, and find your early voting site or polling location.

Take a minute today to check out VoteForChange.com, and encourage your friends and family to do the same:

http://my.barackobama.com/vfc

In just the past few weeks, 200,000 people have used VoteForChange.com to register to vote. That's a remarkable accomplishment, and we're well on our way to our goal -- 1,000,000 people using VoteForChange.com to register to vote before the election.

We're counting on all of our supporters to help reach this goal by forwarding this email to friends and family.

This election is going to be incredibly close, and we need every single vote we can get to win. In competitive races up and down the ballot in all 50 states, even just a handful of votes can be enough to push Democratic candidates over the top.

But almost everywhere in the country, there are only a couple of weeks left before your registration deadline.

VoteForChange.com makes it easier than ever to confirm your registration. Instead of tracking down the right forms, all you need to do is answer a few basic questions and you'll be ready to vote.

If you're not sure if you're registered or if you have any questions, take a minute to visit the site and make your voice heard on Election Day:

http://my.barackobama.com/vfc

Together, we can turn the tide of the past eight years and keep building our 50-state movement to bring about the real change this country needs.

But we all need to vote -- and first, we all need to be registered.

Thanks for all that you do,

Jon

Jon Carson
National Field Director
Obama for America

P.S. -- There are lots of ways to get this important information out there. Help spread the word by adding www.VoteForChange.com to your email footer, or share it with friends on online social networks.

Getting as many people as possible registered to vote, and then making sure they go to the polls, is going to take all of us working together. Thanks.


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Friday, September 19, 2008

Midnight deadline

automat --

Make a matched donation This week, we saw the stark differences between Barack Obama and John McCain on the economy.

With Wall Street in crisis and families struggling, Barack offered a solid plan to strengthen the middle class, including tax cuts for nearly all Americans. John McCain continued the same old politics -- lying about Barack's plan and offering more of the same George Bush policies, including more tax breaks for Big Oil and no solutions for working families.

It's time for that kind of politics to change. And thanks to supporters like you, our movement has grown by more than 50,000 new donors this week. Now we're within reach of a new goal -- 100,000 new donors by midnight tonight.

With just 45 days left before the election, your support will affect crucial decisions about infrastructure in key battleground states. A donation now could have a big impact on voter registration and Get Out The Vote operations -- so please don't wait if you're planning to give.

And if you make your first online donation today, your gift will go twice as far. A previous donor has promised to match every dollar you donate.

A matched donation of $5 becomes $10, a donation of $25 becomes $50, and a donation of $50 will become $100.

Show your support before midnight tonight and double your impact.

Thanks for everything you are doing,

David

David Plouffe
Campaign Manager
Obama for America


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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Solving our financial crisis

automat --

The economy hit a new low this week, and in every part of the country, people like you are feeling it.

The recent financial disasters -- from the collapse of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to the historic drop in the stock market -- are not just a string of bad luck. They are the result of years of bad decisions made in favor of big corporate special interests instead of America's working families.

More than 600,000 Americans have lost their jobs since January. Home foreclosures are skyrocketing, and home values are plunging. Gas prices are at an all-time high, and we're still spending more than $10 billion every month on a war in Iraq that should never have been waged.

John McCain's campaign is doing everything it can to focus attention on false personal attacks and distractions -- but there's too much at stake for that kind of politics.

I need your help to get the conversation back on track.

I recorded a two-minute TV ad about our economy and my plan to solve this crisis. Please watch the ad and share it with everyone you know:

Watch the video and share it with your friends

For eight years, Bush-McCain economic policies have favored reckless deregulation and huge tax loopholes for big corporations. Now, as these corporations crumble, American taxpayers are facing costly bailouts.

More of the same failed ideas are not going to solve our economic problems.

I'm calling for a $1,000 tax break for middle-class families -- not just because they need help dealing with the rising costs of gas, food, and health care, but also because our economy needs to be reinvigorated from the bottom up, not the top down.

I'm proposing a second stimulus package to save over one million jobs and provide immediate relief to struggling families.

And I'll end the "anything goes" culture on Wall Street with real regulation. We can see clearly that our economy is stronger when we protect investments and pensions, and avoid devastating bankruptcies and bailouts.

This is no ordinary time, and it shouldn't be an ordinary election. Help keep the discussion focused on the issues.

Please watch the video and share it with your friends today:

http://my.barackobama.com/economyvideo

Thanks for helping to bring the change this country needs,

Barack


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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Video: How we're going to win

The Democratic Party
automat --

Want a look inside our strategy to win the battleground states?

I recorded a video on my laptop yesterday to brief you on the plan -- including details that haven't been shared publicly before.

Our fight in the battleground states is going to be tougher than a lot of you may think. Take Florida, where George Bush won by just 381,000 votes in 2004. The campaign we're running there is going to cost more than $39 million.

That can only come from supporters like you -- unlike John McCain, we don't take money from Washington lobbyists or special interest PACs.

To reach our goal, we need 50,000 new donors by Friday at midnight.

And if you make your first online donation today, your gift will go twice as far. A previous donor has promised to match every dollar you donate.

A matched donation of $5 becomes $10, a donation of $25 becomes $50, and a donation of $50 will become $100. Watch the video and double your impact today.

Make a matched donation

This race has come down to a matter of weeks, and it could pivot on a few tremendously important swing states.

Supporters like you are strengthening this campaign in amazing ways -- voter registration efforts, organizing in your communities, and bringing folks into the political process like never before.

Barack and Joe can't win this without you.

Make a donation of $5 or more right now to provide the resources we'll need to make victory a reality:

https://donate.barackobama.com/match

This campaign is committed to winning in every state we can. But it's the support of folks like you that will decide this election.

Thanks for everything you're doing,

David

David Plouffe
Campaign Manager
Obama for America


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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Karl Rove: McCain has gone 'too far'

The Democratic Party
Dear automat --

John McCain is running the sleaziest and most negative presidential campaign we've ever seen -- his campaign is setting new lows with their lies and desperate personal attacks.

Even Karl Rove, the mastermind of George W. Bush's slash and burn politics, admitted that McCain's attacks have gone "too far."

The Obama campaign is hitting back hard and letting everyone know the Republicans aren't going to get away with this again. They're running a new TV ad that exposes McCain's dishonest strategy -- and they're aiming for 100,000 donors by Friday at midnight to help keep it on the air.

Watch the latest ad and make a donation of $5 or more today.

Watch the ad


The McCain campaign has defended and repeated their lies, even after news outlets and independent watchdogs called them "shamelessly misleading," "thoroughly dishonest," and "a toxic mix of lies and double-speak."

The Republicans even lied about the crowd size at one of Sarah Palin's rallies -- they reported 23,000 attendees when there were only 8,000.

These tactics are just more of the same culture of the dishonesty and division that has hurt America so badly the last eight years.

And John McCain is fighting for another four years of the same. Last week, he hired a Washington super-lobbyist to handpick potential White House staff. Apparently he wants to run our government the same way he runs his campaign -- surrounded by lobbyists.

Democrats have less than 50 days to stop the lies and negative tactics of the Republicans from winning again.

Help combat John McCain's onslaught of deception. Make a donation of $5 or more right now:

https://donate.barackobama.com/honor

Thanks,

Howard Dean


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Friday, September 12, 2008

Forward this email

automat --

Help your friends Vote for Change You'd be surprised how many people you know aren't registered to vote.

Registration deadlines are coming up soon, and we need every single vote we can get to win this election.

Tell your friends, family, and neighbors to check out our new one-stop voter registration website.

Just forward this message.

VoteforChange.com makes it easier than ever to register. Instead of tracking down the right forms, all you need to do is answer a few basic questions and you'll be ready to vote. You can also:
  • Confirm your existing registration
  • Apply to vote absentee
  • Find your polling place
If you don't know your own registration status or you'd like to learn more, take a minute to visit the site right now.

This race is too close and too important to stay home on Election Day.

If you take the time to register and vote -- and make sure everyone you know is registered as well -- we'll be able to turn the tide of the past eight years.

It's people just like you who will transform this nation.

Thanks,

Barack





 

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Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Lies to Nowhere

The Democratic Party
automat --

The McCain campaign has finally admitted that this election is about change.

Their new ad uses what news organizations are calling "naked lies" to reinvent two politicians whose records embody the same culture of corruption and far-right policies we've seen from the Bush administration.

The biggest whopper in the ad (that's still being repeated day after day by McCain and Palin on the campaign trail) is that Governor Palin stopped the infamous "Bridge to Nowhere" -- in fact, she supported it, and even hired a lobbyist in Washington to get more pork-barrel projects like it.

If the McCain-Palin campaign wants to have a debate about who is prepared to bring the change we need, we're more than ready.

So we just launched a new ad to set the record straight on McCain and Palin. Watch our response ad and make a donation of $5 or more to help us keep it on the air.

Watch the ad and make a donation

Here are the facts ...

Sarah Palin was a vocal supporter of the infamous "Bridge to Nowhere" -- the symbol of the Republican culture of corruption -- turning her back on it only after the project's bloated pork-barrel waste was exposed.

Their ad also claims John McCain has "reformed" Washington -- which would undoubtedly come as a surprise to the Washington lobbyists who are running his campaign and the special interests who have been funding it.

The most "maverick" thing about these two politicians right now is that they continue to support George Bush's disastrous policies long after we have all seen the damage they are doing to our country.

Barack Obama and Joe Biden are ready to bring the change we need to Washington. They're on the campaign trail every day talking about it -- just today, Barack laid out his plans to transform education.

But we can't let these ridiculous claims from the McCain campaign stand.

Watch the ad and make a $5 donation now to help us set the record straight:

https://donate.barackobama.com/thetruth

Thanks for everything you're doing.

David

David Plouffe
Campaign Manager
Obama for America


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Thursday, September 04, 2008

McCain's speech

The Democratic Party
automat --

John McCain just accepted the Republican nomination and adopted the most conservative platform in the history of his party.

After days of negative attacks -- and no mention of real proposals to fix our economy, get more people health care, or make America safer -- the party that brought you eight years of disastrous policies is asking for four more.

Well, not if we have anything to say about it.

Across this nation, people like you have joined this movement because you believe that we are better than the past eight years. And now that we are entering the final stretch, it's going to take all of us to bring the change we need.

Step up at this crucial moment and make a donation of $5 or more to change our country.

After the last eight years, it's up to you to keep America's promise alive.

How can John McCain pull us out of the deep hole we're in when he voted with George Bush more than 90% of the time?

The American people deserve more than a 10% chance at change.

No matter what McCain says, we can't bring about change by relying on the same ideas that have failed us for the last eight years.

Show the McCain campaign that people coming together, giving what they can afford, and working toward a common purpose will transform this country.

Change begins with you. Please make a donation of $5 or more now:

https://donate.barackobama.com/changeweneed

Thanks for everything you're doing,

Joe


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