At about 11 am today I challenged the HA community to raise an additional $4,600.00 for Darcy Burner and Peter Goldmark over the next 24 hours. The goal is take us over the $30,000 mark by 11 am Saturday.
Since then, 25 of you have contributed an additional $2,666.00, taking us more than halfway towards our target in only 10 hours. Our running total of $28,090 leaves us a tantalizing $1,910 short of our goal.
This is it… the final 14 hours of HA’s last fundraising drive of the 2006 election. With your help, we can take back the House. So please dig deep into your pockets and give now.
Peter Goldmark has officially been added to the Fourth Wave of the DCCC’s Red to Blue program. It’s the generous support of people like you who have helped Peter take WA-05 from a safe Republican district into one of the most competitive in the nation.
8 AM and we’re up to $29,560.39! Three hours left in the drive, and only $440 to go. Who wants to put us over the top?
On Saturday morning I issued a bold challenge to my readers to double the number of contributors via HA’s Act Blue page from 234 to 468 by the end of October. I challenged you to leverage the power of the netroots — to reach out to your friends and family, and personally ask them to contribute to Darcy Burner and Peter Goldmark.
If only 50 of HA’s thousands of readers respond to my challenge and bring in just five new donors each, we will easily meet our target. If the 234 of you who have already made generous donations bring in only one new contributor each, well… you can do the math for yourself.
Here is what I am asking you to do. I want you to put together a list of like-minded friends and relatives, and I want you to email them and personally beg them to give money to Darcy and Peter. If they say no, ask them again. If they do not respond, I want you to give them a call. I want you to personally plead with them that this election may be our best and last shot at turning our nation around, and that Darcy and Peter will be leaders that will make them proud.
I’m not going to tell you exactly what to write or say; you know these people best, so you are the best person to craft an appeal. But I do want you to set a personal goal
Yesterday I challenged you, my readers, to help me reach a target of 34 new donors to Darcy Burner and Peter Goldmark via my Act Blue page by midnight Saturday, and the response so far has been both astounding and disappointing. Astounding, because in the past 24 hours we have raised an additional $2,865.00. Disappointing, because that money has come from only thirteen of you.
I’m now 21 donors shy of my goal of 200, with less than a day and a half to go, and all I’m asking from you is as little as $5.00 if that’s all you can afford. Every new donation is a sign of grassroots support, and helps the candidates raise money and attract independent expenditures during the crucial last weeks of the campaign. I wish money didn’t play such a crucial role in politics, but it does. So if you care about helping the Democrats take control of the House and bring accountability back to the other Washington, then please give now.
Thank you all for your tremendous support.