Putting Our Money Where Our Brains Are

From: Eli Pariser, MoveOn PAC
Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2004
Subject: Urgent: Kerry Needs Our Support

It’s now clear that John Kerry will be our Democratic nominee. That’s why today marks one of the most important points in the race to defeat George Bush.

Tomorrow, President Bush will begin airing the first of his campaign ads. He’s amassed a campaign fund of more than $100 million to use for this purpose. Now that the nominee’s known, the Bush campaign and allied groups will “go nuclear,” saturating the air waves in swing states with ads intended to frame the contest early.

Senator Kerry is coming off a long and hard primary fight during which much of his money has been spent. But as the media focus on him and he steps into the role of the Democratic nominee, he also has an opportunity to frame the choice before voters. The big question is whether Kerry will have the resources in this key moment to powerfully respond to the Republican attacks and present his positive vision for our country.

Together, we can answer this question. If you’ve been holding off on contributing to a Presidential campaign, now’s the time to jump in. We have a Democratic nominee, and he needs our support today. Please join us in contributing $5, $50, or $500 today to the Kerry campaign at:

This couldn’t be more important, folks. Gov. Bush adds more than half a million bucks a day to his war chest, and Kerry was at -5 million as of Super Tuesday. His donations have naturally picked up since it became clear he’s the nominee, but there’s no way in hell he’s going to catch up with Bush, so every little bit counts.

Bush can raise money like that because he’s the candidate of the rich and corporate. Kerry is our candidate, you know, us Americans who aren’t making billions off Iraq. So we need to buff up the meager strength in the political process we get from our votes, and the most immediate way to do that is to send cash.

At this point, $5 to Kerry is a better investment in your kids’ future than $5 in a savings account for them, for a world full of reasons.

The more the better. I’m broke, but I’m gonna donate. You do the same.

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