Monday, September 13, 2010
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When Michelle and I decided that I would run for President, it was because of a shared belief in the power of community and connection, a commitment to the idea that we are our brothers' keepers.
With your help, that is how I have tried to govern.
Now -- with just 50 days until the November elections -- the progress we have achieved together is under attack.
But I have seen what you can do when the stakes are high, and I have never been more confident in your ability to deliver.
automat, I am asking you to take the next step in your support for this movement.
Because this moment is so critical, another supporter has pledged to match any donation you make right now. A $5 donation will become $10.
Will you make a donation today and answer your fellow supporter's pledge to match whatever you can give?
Here's how it works:
-- You choose the amount you are able to give -- and it will be doubled by someone willing to match that amount.
-- You will be able to write a note to the person who matched your donation and let them know why you decided to own a piece of this movement.
There are a lot of people out there who do not believe we can continue this work.
But we've defied the naysayers before. It was supporters like you who stood up and said, I can call my neighbor and ask her to vote. I can write a letter to my member of Congress. I can volunteer a few hours to go door to door -- even after a hard day at work.
It was this commitment that ensured millions of Americans will no longer suffer the indignity of inadequate care, simply because an illness came too soon, or a procedure too late.
It was this commitment that allowed us to pass the toughest financial reform regulations since the Great Depression.
And it is with this commitment in mind that I have gone to work every day. Over the coming months, I will continue to fight for what is right and for what is necessary -- but I cannot do this alone.
Republicans have made it clear what they will do if elected this fall -- attempt to repeal our historic achievements and obstruct progress on the work that lies ahead.
But if we remember what we can build together, we can continue moving America forward.
Today, it starts with you. Your matched donation this month will enable us to execute the largest, most ambitious plan our party has ever run in an election of this kind. It will fund our Vote 2010 efforts in all 50 states. And it will help us stand up to the special interests trying to take over Congress.
It can shake up this fall's elections.
We built this movement with support from people like you, with small donations from millions of donors. And that was a conscious choice -- a choice that required us to demand more of our friends, our neighbors, and ourselves.
A fellow grassroots supporter is asking you to join them today -- and has pledged to match your individual donation.
Please donate $5 or more to help grow this movement in the critical weeks ahead:
President Barack Obama