Friday, February 8, 2008

Another Letter From Barack

Keala --

Make a matching donationOne of the things I'm most proud of about our campaign is not the amount of money we've raised, but the number of people giving it.

As of this afternoon, more than 300,000 people have given in 2008 alone, taking ownership of this campaign by making a donation of whatever they can afford.

This has never happened before. No one has ever built a campaign involving so many Americans as true stakeholders.

It speaks volumes not only about the kind of campaign we're running, but also about how we want politics to be.

So many of us have been waiting so long for the time when we could finally expect more from our politics, when we could give more of ourselves and feel truly invested in something bigger than a particular candidate or cause.

This is it. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.

We won the most states and the most delegates on Tuesday because a movement of people decided to take back the political process and participate in unprecedented numbers.

Today we set a new goal: 500,000 people giving to our campaign this year by March 4th.

It's time to take the next step. Please make your first donation now:

When you do, one of the 300,000 people who have already given this year will match your donation. You'll see the name and town of the person matching your gift, and you'll even be able to send them a note about why you took the leap.

This has been a remarkable week already, but we are entering what could be a decisive phase of the campaign.

We face contests in Nebraska, Washington State, and Louisiana on Saturday. Maine will go on Sunday. And Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. will vote on Tuesday.

It's going to take every one of us reaching out, organizing, and giving our all to make it happen.

As we headed into the Iowa caucuses, it had taken us nearly a year to reach our first 500,000 donors.

Now, with your help, we will be able to repeat that feat in a little over 60 days as we head into Texas, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Vermont on March 4th.

So many people said we would never get here.

But we're proving every day that ordinary people can still accomplish extraordinary things.

Thank you,


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