What's this Blog About?

Politics in Wisconsin as they roll up to every level... and some other thoughts that may cross my mind are explored here from my lefty point of view. My values shape my opinions. You'll always find them in here. Let's have some fun exploring why Liberal values are American values!

Your comments are both welcome and encouraged!
(The watercolor is called Magnolia Tree for Momma, by Audrey Crawford)

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Inspirational Fundraising Letter???

I know it's just a fundraising letter and I've been getting a LOT of them lately (which I always find funny, because I'm so economically disadvantaged since the Tech Crash of 2000, that the largest donation I've given in my lifetime is like $55 and that only happens once a year or so...).

June 30th is the quarterly deadline for fundraising and everyone wants to make a good show of it in an election year.

So why would I post this one???

READ IT.

It has some of the most inspiring language I've ever seen in a fundraising letter??


"Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said that "The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends toward justice."
Dr. King was right, it does bend toward justice.
But it doesn't bend on its own. It bends because for over two hundred years, we have had the courage to put our hands on that arc and move it in the direction of opportunity, equality, and justice."


Who is writing this stuff for him???????

Obama either has one of the best writers in politics on his staff, or he is one hell of a writer himself (I've gotten several from DSCC and none have been this good), but I hope whomever is writing this stuff keeps it up and passes it on to other Progressives. The party needs it now!

I hope someone out here send them this money...we need to keep this writer on staff!


-----------------------------------------------------
Dear Renee,

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said that "The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends toward justice."

Dr. King was right, it does bend toward justice.

But it doesn't bend on its own. It bends because for over two hundred years, we have had the courage to put our hands on that arc and move it in the direction of opportunity, equality, and justice.

It bends because people are willing to run for office and stand up for the America they believe in. And it bends because millions of other Americans are willing to volunteer, and make phone calls, and knock on doors, and talk to their friends and neighbors, and write checks large and small because they believe too.

This November, these efforts will culminate in a historic opportunity to bring back the America we dream of. When Democrats retake the Senate, we will show that we don't have to settle for the Republican agenda of fear and division anymore.

We don't have to settle for a Republican agenda that tells us we can find the money to give Paris Hilton more tax cuts, but we can't find enough to protect our ports or our railroads or our chemical plants or our borders.

We don't have to settle for the closed-door deals that give billions to the HMOs when we're told that we can't do a thing for the 45 million uninsured or the millions more who can't pay their medical bills.

And we don't have to settle for a Republican agenda that gives billions away to the oil companies and then tells us we can't invest in the renewable energy that will create jobs and lower gas prices and finally free us from our dependence on the oil wells of Saudi Arabia.

Only a Democratic Senate can restore the values we hold so dear. As I write this message, Democrats running for Senate are winning. We are ahead or tied in five of seven targeted races - even against well-known and well-financed Republican incumbents. There are many, many reasons to believe.

But if we are going to win, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the largest national organization supporting the election of Democrats to the US Senate, must raise $1 million dollars before June 30th and its FEC filing deadline to close the fundraising gap with the Republicans.
Never before have Senate Democrats been so united behind one singular goal. To help us blow past our fundraising target, a group of Democratic Senators have agreed to match your donations dollar for dollar - meaning that your gift is instantly doubled. If you have ever thought of giving to the DSCC, now is the time.

Please make a secure online contribution of $50, $75 or more. Your donation will help the DSCC elect Democrats in Senate races across the country.

The news from across the country is good, but no one thinks winning control of the Senate will be easy. The voters are with us, but we face opponents who have twice as much money as we do -- and they're spending it early and often.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee is already running television and radio ads smearing Democratic challenger Jon Tester - a farmer whose family goes back three generations in Montana - as too liberal for the state. They're singing from their same tired song book -- gay marriage, flag burning, higher taxes. We can't let them do it this time - and we won't.

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is responding to the Montana attack ads, but this is just the first of many, many such ads to come in tight races all across the country. The DSCC must be ready to respond to Republican attacks wherever and whenever they occur. But it is not enough simply to respond. We need your help so that Democrats can define themselves before negative campaigning begins. As Mark Twain said, "A lie can get halfway around the world before the truth even gets its boots on."

I believe that the best America is ahead of us. I believe that someday soon, we will live in a nation where all children can receive an affordable, world-class education, where our workers have good health care and secure jobs, and where our homeland is both safe and free. I believe our friends and neighbors are ready for a change - they're ready to reject the leaders who don't think government should even try to solve big challenges.

I believe we can make it happen. Please do what you can to help.
Please make a secure online contribution of $50, $75 or more. Your donation will help the DSCC elect Democrats in Senate races across the country.

Now is the time for action. With your support, the DSCC can make sure that our candidates increase their leads this summer - and pull ahead to victory in November. Electing a Democratic Senate is the first step toward turning this nation around.

Sincerely,

Barack Obama

P.S. Be sure to let your friends and neighbors know that Democratic Senate candidates are winning across the country - even against longtime Republican incumbents. Please ask them to make a contribution to the DSCC in any amount they can afford.

1 comment:

derrick palmer said...

Great post, I appreciate you and I would like to read your next post. Thanks for sharing this useful information. try fundraising on http://www.rallyhero.com
Online Fundraising
Raise Money Online
Crowdfunding
fundraising ideas
fundraising websites
Crowd funding
www.rallyhero.com