Thursday, September 30, 2010

Our donations are different

Democrats
automat --

Midnight tonight is a crucial quarterly fundraising deadline -- the last big one before November. The story the numbers tell will surely become the dominant media narrative going into the final stretch of this election season.

And though the pundits will be paying attention -- their opinion isn't what guides this movement.

Because those who set the national tone don't hear the one-on-one conversations we're all having with voters around the country. They're not with us during the hours we spend making phone calls and knocking on doors.

This is the work your donations help fuel. Your support gets organizers on the ground, ads on the air, and voters to the polls.

Good fundraising numbers generate good news coverage -- but more importantly, they help make sure that we keep our efforts rolling in districts around the country.

And the very best way we can beat Republicans -- in the press, on the ground, and at the ballot box -- is to simply keep blowing them out of the water.

Can you pitch in $3 before midnight tonight?

Our movement has always been about the cumulative strength of individual grassroots donations.

Not lump sum payments from lobbyists or big special interests trying to further their own agendas. Not massive checks cut from super PACs, empowered by newly lax restrictions on corporate spending in elections.

Republicans, armed with this kind of cash, are hoping to hijack the dialogue this fall. They're looking for a repeat of the past, where elections like this served as negative referendums on the party in power. They're turning up the volume on turning back the clock.

Let's remind them that this is not one of those past election years.

This is 2010 -- a year that Democrats passed historic health insurance reform, put in place the strongest consumer protections ever proposed, and enacted legislation that provides tax cuts and expanded credit for small businesses. It's a year that we've spent going to work for the American people while Republicans have done everything they could to block our progress.

And it's a year that presents us with the opportunity to continue making change that matters.

By donating $3 today, you can provide the momentum we need going into the final month of this election season.

Please donate today:

http://my.democrats.org/MidnightDeadline

Thanks,

Jen

Jen O'Malley Dillon
Executive Director
Democratic National Committee



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Monday, September 27, 2010

Take it back

automat --

I'll tell you one thing that worries me about this election: There's a small group of billionaires and corporate special interests that are trying to buy their way back into power. They're spending their fortunes to defeat our folks and elect some of the most right-wing Republicans this country has ever seen.

We've launched the By the People Fund to fight back, with the goal of reaching 3 million grassroots donations to power the most ambitious on-the-ground effort ever waged in an election like this.

Here's the deal: We're only 22,981 donations away from shattering that goal right now. We could reach it this month, with one big push this week.

It's going to take 12 grassroots donations in your area to get there.

Will you chip in $5 to the By the People Fund today -- and help us take back our elections?

I spent 36 years in the Senate, serving alongside Republicans of all stripes. But some of the Republicans running now are not from your grandfather's Republican Party. They're from the Republican Tea Party:

  -- Sharron Angle, who wants to be the next senator from Nevada, has called for phasing out Social Security and Medicare -- and even wants to end maternity coverage.

  -- Pat Toomey is running for Senate in Pennsylvania. He wants to de-regulate Big Oil and open up the Great Lakes for drilling.

  -- Christine O'Donnell, who is vying for the same Senate seat I was honored to hold in Delaware, is campaigning on repealing health reform.

The fact is this: The corporate special interests trying to elect these Republicans don't care if they're supporting extremists.

They just want us out of the way. With your help, we've enacted historic reforms despite their best efforts to derail us. Now, they're focused on one thing -- creating a Congress in which they can call the shots once again.

That's why they're pulling out all the stops -- and spending millions -- to win in November.

But we will not stand by and let them take the country backward.

We're counting on you to chip in today to fight back. Your donation will help us fund the organizing going on right now in key races across the country.

Please donate $5 and help us reach our By the People Fund goal:

http://my.democrats.org/3million


Thank you,

Joe Biden

P.S. -- Tomorrow night at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time, President Obama will be rallying with supporters in Madison, Wisconsin. It should be an exciting event -- and you can watch it live at www.BarackObama.com.




 

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Friday, September 24, 2010

Their pledge

Democrats
automat --

Yesterday morning, Republicans unveiled their plan for governing -- their Pledge to America.

They're pledging to cut taxes for millionaires and billionaires.

They're pledging to roll back regulations on big oil and Wall Street.

They're pledging to strike down rules reining in the credit card lenders and the insurance companies.

They're pledging to increase the deficit by trillions of dollars.

Their agenda is a windfall for the folks spending millions to put them back in power -- the lobbyists, the big corporations, and the special interests.

We're not sitting by watching this scheme become a reality. Our plan to win this fall is as different from that of the GOP as our agenda for the country.

We've got organizers on the ground in every state, working with campaigns and volunteers to coordinate an unprecedented voter-turnout operation.

We're knocking on thousands of doors and making millions of calls to get our voters out to the polls.

We pay for this work with our By the People Fund -- and we're trying to reach 3 million grassroots donations through the course of this campaign.

To stay on pace, we need 5,241 donations by the end of the week.

Can you chip in $3 or more to help us meet our goal?

This Republican Pledge to America is nothing new. Even John Boehner said, "We are not going to be any different than we've been."

They're offering up the very same agenda that put us on a path to the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

That means they're not prepared to discuss protecting Social Security and Medicare.

They have no plan for education or teachers.

They offer up no solutions to the outsourcing of American jobs.

They lay out no plans to invest in key industries like clean energy and manufacturing.

They don't talk about rebuilding our crumbling roads, bridges, and railways.

With your help, we can send the Republicans back to the drawing board.

Together, we'll make sure the country never returns to the failed policies of the past. But that means moving forward with our plan to win the 2010 elections.

Please support the By the People Fund today:

http://my.democrats.org/BTPDeadline

Thanks,

Governor Tim Kaine
Chairman



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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Fwd: Can we send you a sticker?

Democrats
automat --

So far, nearly 100,000 supporters from around the country have asked us to send them a Democrats sticker with our new look.

Soon, they'll start turning up on the bumpers of cars and tractor trailers, on cubicle dividers and dorm room walls. You'll see them in your everyday life -- a simple but important reminder of our shared commitment to change that matters. It's what we're fighting for this fall.

I wanted to make sure you have a chance to be a part of that. Before we run out, can we send you a sticker, too?

http://my.democrats.org/Sticker

Thanks,

Jen

-------------Original Message-------------
From: Tim Kaine
Subject: Can we send you a sticker?

Friend --

When we elected President Obama, Democrats made a choice to embrace the fight for change that matters.

We renewed our focus on organizing alongside everyday Americans, growing more inclusive than ever before.

We took on the special interests, opposed their agenda -- and we are delivering results for the people of this country.

We are working to move America forward.

That's why we are introducing a new look for Democrats to match this message -- a change that amplifies our focus on renewing the foundations that make this country great.

We're launching an updated website, filled with innovations that will better connect our supporters with candidates, state parties, and one another.

We want all this work to be a visible reminder of our commitment to build a better America for everyone.

To show that this commitment is one shared by Americans across the country, we're sending out thousands of free bumper stickers -- to help people put their support on display.

Can we send one to you?
Free sticker

Change is the inescapable driver of history in the United States. Being a Democrat means meeting the challenges of changing times so that all Americans can prosper.

From suffrage to Social Security, civil rights to the minimum wage, rural electrification to health reform, Democrats have renewed the foundations of this country again and again to help Americans from all walks of life get ahead.

We're continuing to work for change that matters today.

We have brought the American economy back from the brink of collapse and reformed a health care system that was broken. We won fights for fair pay and credit card reform. We reined in a financial system that was out of control and delivered the toughest consumer protections ever enacted.

We've launched an unprecedented effort to win the fall elections so we can continue this work, and we're using every tool we have to win this fight -- including a website that empowers supporters like never before.

Spreading our message is a major part of this effort, and we need your help.

The more of us who put these stickers in visible places, the stronger message we'll send about our support for Democrats this November. Get your sticker, then tell your friends:

http://my.democrats.org/Sticker

Thanks,

Governor Tim Kaine
Chairman



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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Can we send you a sticker?

Democrats
automat --

When we elected President Obama, Democrats made a choice to embrace the fight for change that matters.

We renewed our focus on organizing alongside everyday Americans, growing more inclusive than ever before.

We took on the special interests, opposed their agenda -- and we are delivering results for the people of this country.

We are working to move America forward.

That's why we are introducing a new look for Democrats to match this message -- a change that amplifies our focus on renewing the foundations that make this country great.

We're launching an updated website, filled with innovations that will better connect our supporters with candidates, state parties, and one another.

We want all this work to be a visible reminder of our commitment to build a better America for everyone.

To show that this commitment is one shared by Americans across the country, we're sending out thousands of free bumper stickers -- to help people put their support on display.

Can we send one to you?
Free sticker

Change is the inescapable driver of history in the United States. Being a Democrat means meeting the challenges of changing times so that all Americans can prosper.

From suffrage to Social Security, civil rights to the minimum wage, rural electrification to health reform, Democrats have renewed the foundations of this country again and again to help Americans from all walks of life get ahead.

We're continuing to work for change that matters today.

We have brought the American economy back from the brink of collapse and reformed a health care system that was broken. We won fights for fair pay and credit card reform. We reined in a financial system that was out of control and delivered the toughest consumer protections ever enacted.

We've launched an unprecedented effort to win the fall elections so we can continue this work, and we're using every tool we have to win this fight -- including a website that empowers supporters like never before.

Spreading our message is a major part of this effort, and we need your help.

The more of us who put these stickers in visible places, the stronger message we'll send about our support for Democrats this November. Get your sticker, then tell your friends:

http://my.democrats.org/Sticker

Thanks,

Governor Tim Kaine
Chairman



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Monday, September 13, 2010

This moment

automat --

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:

http://my.democrats.org/Match2010

Thank you,

President Barack Obama




 

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Wednesday, September 08, 2010

We can beat them

The Democratic Party
automat --

From the day President Obama took office, Democrats have worked to rebuild our country's economy, put into place the basic financial reforms needed to empower and protect consumers, and lay down a new foundation for growth.

Republicans made a different choice: They locked arms with the special interests and voted to protect the insurance companies, credit card lenders, and bankers on Wall Street.

The GOP embraced a singular goal: opposition to the President's agenda.

Now Republicans are scheming to win back Congress. With a majority, they'll do everything they can to reverse the progress Democrats have made. They'll turn back the clock on behalf of their special interest friends, their big donors, and the extreme right-wing elements that have taken over their party.

But we have a plan to beat the GOP.

Since May, we've been focused on an unprecedented push to elect Democrats who will fight alongside President Obama. With the help of supporters like you, we've launched the strongest, most sophisticated effort this party has ever put together for an election like this.

The special interests don't fund it -- our Vote 2010 campaign relies entirely on supporters like you.

Can you chip in $5 or more to power this work?

Republicans have promised to repeal health insurance reform and roll back new consumer protections -- but it won't stop there. Across the country, the GOP has nominated a set of right-wing ideologues who are vowing to undo the victories won by our parents and grandparents -- the promises those generations made to the future.

Republicans are supporting candidates like Nevada Republican Senate nominee Sharron Angle who believe the United States should leave the United Nations and that we should shut down the Department of Education.

They're working to elect conservatives like Alaska Republican Senate candidate Joe Miller who argue that unemployment benefits are "not constitutionally authorized" and that we should end Social Security.

They're fighting for people like Kentucky Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul who believe that civil rights should be up for debate in this country because they think that businesses should have the right to discriminate based on race, gender, disability, or any other factor.

We all understand the consequences of this election.

That's why grassroots Democrats are knocking on thousands of doors every week. That's why we have a goal of reaching out to 15 million voters by November 2nd.

Americans have a choice to make with this election, but from now until November, we're going to work to make our case.

Can you help out? Donate today:

http://my.democrats.org/OurCase

Thanks,

Governor Tim Kaine
Chairman


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