Sunday, October 16, 2011

Rufus sez they got it wrong

Friend --

Just six days before the last fundraising deadline, one major newspaper ran a story under the headline "Small donors are slow to return to the Obama fold."

You and a whole lot of other supporters turned that headline upside down. Today we filed a report with the FEC that shows this movement isn't just as strong as ever -- it's growing.

Sometimes the media gets so caught up in its own echo chamber that the storyline separates from the facts.

The great thing about building a grassroots organization based outside of Washington is that the press won't decide what happens here -- you will.

In fact, right now, just shy of 1 million people like you have taken ownership of this campaign by pitching in whatever they can afford.

You're already going to be a part of that million -- but there's still something you can do to help get the campaign there today.

Promise to match a first-time grassroots supporter by making a donation today -- and the new supporter we'll match you with will join you as part of that first million. You can even write them a note.

No matter what happens in the inside-the-beltway media circus, or what the pundits are predicting, we've got to stay focused on building this campaign from the ground up, one grassroots donation at a time.

When each of us takes responsibility as a supporter, the combined impact sends a stronger message than any single newspaper story.

You can do that right now.

Promise to match a first-time supporter's donation today and help the campaign get to 1 million:



Rufus Gifford
National Finance Director
Obama for America

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