Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Because Michelle asked me to.
I just received this email from Michelle Obama. It went out to everyone who receives the Organizing for America emails. It inspired me to give (again).
I've always said that 2008 was an amazing journey. But nothing from that election struck me more than seeing so many giving their time and lending their voices because they were ready for change.
Two years ago, in state after state -- no matter where I went -- I saw grandmothers out canvassing, college kids traveling to swing states and sleeping on gymnasium floors, and people using their lunch breaks to make a few more calls. So many got involved for the very first time, each one bringing others along with them.
It was inspiring to witness.
Now, Barack and I need you to help show that energy again. Because this is such a critical moment, a group of grassroots donors are ready to match any contribution you can give.
Across the country, teachers and firefighters, truckers and nurses have made pledges of support hoping to inspire you to take the next step. Because of them, a $3 contribution will become $6.
Donate 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 another supporter willing to match that amount doubles it.
-- You can choose to write a note to the individual who matched your donation and tell them why you decided to own a piece of this movement.
Since the day Barack announced his plan to run for office, supporters like you have made everything we've achieved possible.
That's as true now as it was on Election Day in 2008.
You're the reason we reformed a health care system that was broken, progress that means so much to so many. You're the reason we reined in Wall Street banks that were out of control.
But Barack can't keep making progress without strong allies in Congress. And now the same people who've opposed us at every turn are targeting the folks who voted to make change real. They think we can't do it again.
But they're wrong.
If the folks who I saw in 2008 -- those of you who packed up your bags and slept on floors and made calls and talked to voters day after day -- are ready to stand with us again, then I'm ready for any challenge that lies ahead.
That's why we're asking you to help grow this movement once again.
The plan for this election is based on the lessons we learned two years ago. Our organizers and volunteers are knocking on doors every weekend, making calls every night. Your support will help to fund this work.
Another supporter is asking you to join them today -- and has pledged to match whatever you can give.
Please donate $3 or more to help grow this movement before November 2nd:
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