Hey Girl … Call me, maybe?
Barack is so grateful to everyone who’s got his back out there — he’d sit down with each of you and thank you personally if he could.
So I know he’s looking forward to the dinner at Sarah Jessica Parker’s house next week in New York, and meeting a few grassroots supporters like you.
Any donation you make before midnight to support Barack automatically enters you to join us — airfare and hotel included — along with whoever you’d like to bring:
Whether you choose to enter or not, thank you so much for all you’re doing out there.
I take deadlines seriously.
I’m writing to remind you that you’re facing one tomorrow: your last chance to join President Obama, the First Lady, and me for dinner at Sarah Jessica Parker’s home in New York on June 14th.
After dinner, you and a guest of your choosing could join the President and First Lady at a private concert from Mariah Carey.
There’s simply no excuse to let this slip:
I don’t do this sort of thing often — get involved with politics, that is.
But I’m doing everything I can to support President Obama this summer and fall because it’s important that we all do.
Nights in New York like this one are a happy side benefit.
I hope to see you there.
June 1, 2012
From:onJune 1, 2012
RE: Remember Why You’re Here
Organizing is hard work. There will be days when the data entry happens late at night and the calls drag on.
So here’s another tip: Remember why you’re here.
Write yourself a note about why you’re doing this. During those tougher times, pull that note out of your drawer and take a few minutes to read it. It will remind you of what brought you here and why this work is so incredibly important.
POTUS IS SASSY AND SESSY.
May 31, 2012
From: Joe Biden
Mitt Romney isn’t a bad guy, but he doesn’t get it.
He thinks if the guys at the top are doing OK, everyone else will, too.
He thinks corporations are people.
Well, Mitt Romney can’t fix something he doesn’t think is wrong.
Tonight, before the big deadline, I urge you to take a look at the stark contrast, and if you have a stake in what happens in November, pitch in what you can.
Please donate $4 or more before midnight your time:
May 31, 2012
I need your help today.
Tonight is the May fundraising deadline, and it matters.
Please donate $4 or more before midnight:
Subject: Good morning
Today is the last day the campaign is taking names for the chance to join President Obama and me in New York next week.
I hope you take us up on this. I’d love to meet you.
If you’re planning on it, make sure you enter before the midnight deadline:
See you soon,
May 29, 2012
Subject: I can’t wait to meet you
I’ve been in President Obama’s shoes before — less than six months to go before an election to let you finish what you started. It was tough enough back then, but this election is going to be tougher.
We’re facing a tidal wave of anonymous, unlimited spending. The other side has pledged to throw more than 1 billion dollars into tearing down our president.
Fortunately, so is the grassroots organization you’re building.
Pitch in what you can today to strengthen the campaign — and you’ll be automatically entered to join me and President Obama in New York City, with the campaign covering airfare and accommodations.
If our opponent succeeds, so much of what we’ve fought so hard for will be rolled back. Health care reform — which many presidents, including me, tried to pass and couldn’t — will be gone. Same goes for the opportunity for millions more Americans to afford to go to college, and a growing economy that works for middle-class families.
Our opponent is actually advertising a more extreme version of the policies that got us in trouble in the first place: policies that will leave us with more debt, weaker regulations on risky investments, and fewer jobs.
All of that’s at stake between now and November, but here’s why I’m feeling good about our chances: I know people like you have the President’s back.
And I can’t wait to meet you. I hope you’ll give it a shot:
Thanks, and good luck,
Today, I was asked a direct question and gave a direct answer:
I believe that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry.
I hope you’ll take a moment to watch the conversation, consider it, and weigh in yourself on behalf of marriage equality:
I’ve always believed that gay and lesbian Americans should be treated fairly and equally. I was reluctant to use the term marriage because of the very powerful traditions it evokes. And I thought civil union laws that conferred legal rights upon gay and lesbian couples were a solution.
But over the course of several years I’ve talked to friends and family about this. I’ve thought about members of my staff in long-term, committed, same-sex relationships who are raising kids together. Through our efforts to end the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, I’ve gotten to know some of the gay and lesbian troops who are serving our country with honor and distinction.
What I’ve come to realize is that for loving, same-sex couples, the denial of marriage equality means that, in their eyes and the eyes of their children, they are still considered less than full citizens.
Even at my own dinner table, when I look at Sasha and Malia, who have friends whose parents are same-sex couples, I know it wouldn’t dawn on them that their friends’ parents should be treated differently.
So I decided it was time to affirm my personal belief that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry.
I respect the beliefs of others, and the right of religious institutions to act in accordance with their own doctrines. But I believe that in the eyes of the law, all Americans should be treated equally. And where states enact same-sex marriage, no federal act should invalidate them.
If you agree, you can stand up with me here.
Subject: Jump in and do this
Back in the summer of 2008, I became a summer organizing fellow. It happened fast for me — and I had no idea what to expect.
But I knew I was doing something that mattered.
As soon as I arrived, I walked into a two-day training with some of the most incredible people I’ve ever met. I learned all the skills I’d need to get to work out in the field, and when it was over, I couldn’t wait to get started.
Becoming a summer organizing fellow was one of the best decisions I ever made — and right now you have a chance to make that same decision and become a fellow in Florida or another critical state that could swing this election.
If you’re interested, take the first step and fill out this quick form. We’ll get in touch with more information and next steps.
When I was a fellow, I organized house meetings, phone banks, and voter registration drives, and got people fired up to support then-Senator Obama. I helped people learn the power they had to effect change in their communities — and I can tell you, there’s nothing in the world you can do that is more special or more important than that.
Now I’m working as the training director in Florida — and our state makes a huge difference in election after election. When new organizing fellows start here, I get to meet them all, hear their stories, and learn how they got drawn into this work. They are some of the most dedicated, hardworking, and passionate people in this movement — and working with them every day is the best part of my job.
I hope you’ll apply, because the fellows in battleground states like ours are especially critical right now. This election could be decided by just a few thousand votes — and a small handful of states that could include Florida.
Some of those deciding votes could come from the conversations you have and the people you reach. As a fellow, you’ll be doing the real work that will get people fired up and ready to turn out in November to vote.
The fellows here and across the country work long hours, just like I did back in 2008. These positions are unpaid. But you’ll take the skills that you learn as an organizing fellow with you everywhere, whether you stay in politics or go on to a career in another field.
So take the leap — the work will be the most rewarding that you’ll ever do, and you’ll know that every step you take out in the field is a step towards victory for President Obama and Democrats on Election Day.
Sign up here and we’ll be in touch:
Thanks, and hope that you join up,
Florida State Training Director
Organizing for America
Subject: Last email today — really
There are two ways to look at it: This is yet another email from the campaign in your inbox. Or this email is making our organization stronger.
Grassroots support, especially online, is how we compete with our opponents. And we won’t win without it.
If you’ve got a few bucks to spare, mind chipping in before midnight?
National Finance Director
Obama for America
Subject: A little fun
Barack and I know how hard so many of you are working on this campaign — and we’re grateful for it.
But sometimes you just need to have a little fun, too.
That’s why I hope you’ll take us up on the chance to join Barack at George Clooney’s house on May 10th for what will be a pretty amazing event.
Chip in with a grassroots donation today, and you’ll be automatically entered to join them:
Thanks for all you do,
Subject: Clooney and me
I think it’s safe to assume that an evening at George Clooney’s house is something you’re not going to want to miss.
He’s getting involved because, like you and me, he cares deeply about the work we still have left to do — so you’re sure to have a thing or two to talk about.
I’ll be there, too.
Any donation you make today will automatically enter you to win and join us on May 10th:
See you there?