Let me tell you about Barack Obama's 2008 campaign.
Republicans had their nominee chosen by March, but the fight on the Democratic side was tough that year -- and we didn't have the nomination locked down until June
. That put us two months behind our opponents' organizing, fundraising, and infrastructure-building -- two months that were hard to make up.
This year is no different. We have an amazing, but historically large field of Democratic presidential candidates and no idea how long our primary will last. What we do know is that if our eventual nominee has $0 in their bank account after a long primary, we're in big trouble -- unless we have a strong DNC.Tom Perez and his team are working right now to defeat Donald Trump in 2020.
We need to invest in good organizing -- and that's exactly what the DNC is doing. Good organizing got Barack Obama to the White House and is the only way to defeat Trump. That's why the DNC launched Organizing Corps 2020
, a super smart program to train an army of organizers in critical battleground states ready to go work on the general election. We also need to reach more people online, and the DNC has made historic investments in data and technology. And while our incredible candidates navigate the primary process, the DNC needs to hold Trump and his Republican allies accountable. So, the DNC just launched an unprecedented effort to do just that through its War Room
. In short, I couldn't be more proud of the work Tom Perez and his team are doing. They are stepping up and so should we.
Each month the Democratic National Committee has big deadlines like the one tomorrow at midnight. Whether or not we hit those deadlines will determine if the DNC is capable of sending a Democrat to the White House and winning seats up and down the ballot -- so, I gotta ask:Will you donate $3 before tomorrow's critical deadline to help Democrats win up and down the ticket? Every cent you give will go towards electing Democrats in 2020.
Let's be clear: I'm not saying you shouldn't donate to your favorite candidates -- as someone who worked on President Obama's campaigns, I can tell you firsthand that they absolutely appreciate your support!
But what I am
saying is that your donation to the Democratic Party today is a surefire way to make sure that whoever our Democratic nominee is will have the support they need to beat Donald Trump in November 2020.
Luckily, the Democratic Party has launched some cool programs to help our nominee take down Trump and his allies in 2020: Organizing Corps 2020
is going to recruit, train, and pay more than a thousand young organizers to work next year's election; the War Room
is going to shape the narrative about how Trump is hurting American families in key battleground states; and their landmark Data Warehouse
will completely change how campaigns use and share data.But those programs won't reach their full potential without your support before tomorrow's deadline. Donate $3 before tomorrow's deadline to help support the Democratic Party's awesome work.
Thanks for standing with Democrats,
Co-host of Pod Save America
Former Senior Advisor to President Obama