Message From Barack: Gustav [Updated]

EDIT: Calling all sockpuppets! Okay, I don't really have any sock puppets (and would repudiate them if I did) but please rec this one up for today. Let's bump my lingering focus group diary make sure this one does some good. It's the first time I've asked for recs, hopefully it'll be the last.

Now back to the diary...

Barack's Speech on Gustave after the bump. Sorry for the lack of Palin in this diary but there are a few other things on the horizon.

Today Barack sent email and text messages to his massive list of supporters, soliciting contributions for the Red Cross in their efforts for hurricane relief.  I'm sure that most MyDD readers have already received this, but it's still a good example of just who we have as a nominee.

I know you share my pride in Barack, I hope you'll also share your $.


Barack asks that you give to the Red Cross today: give $5 by texting GIVE to 24357 or give more by calling 1-800-435-7669 or at



From: Barack Obama
Subject: Help Gulf Coast residents and first responders

Friend --

Today, the thoughts and prayers of all Americans are with those in the path of Hurricane Gustav -- and many of you are asking what you can do to help.

We do not yet know what the impact of Hurricane Gustav will be, and we hope with all our hearts that the damage will not be as great as it was three years ago.

But we know there will be damage, and there is something you can do right now.

Your financial support will strengthen organizations like the American Red Cross that are evacuating Gulf Coast residents and planning to help communities get back on their feet.

Make a donation to support the American Red Cross today.

At times like this, it is our compassion and resilience that define who we are as a nation.

Please give whatever you can afford, even $10, to make sure the American Red Cross has the resources to help those in the path of this storm:

Thank you for your generosity, and I hope you will join Michelle and me in praying for the safety of those in the path of the storm and the first responders who are doing all they can to ensure the safety of their communities.


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