You Asked For It: DNC Responds on 50-State Strategy
by Joe Rospars, Thu Jun 02, 2005 at 09:45:46 AM EDT
An email from Democratic Party Executive Director Tom McMahon after the bump.
Dear Fellow Democrat,
Today I'm meeting with the first set of organizers you have hired. They're in Washington for workshops this week. Saturday they will head home to West Virginia and get to work.
Each of them has put together a short bio for you -- take a look, because you made this possible:
You blew past last week's $250,000 fundraising goal in just 48 hours -- surprising Governor Dean and everyone else. That made it possible to add a fifth state (Kansas) to the four new ones announced last week.
Governor Dean challenged Democrats across the country to push that goal to $500,000 by Friday this week -- that's tomorrow. If we reach it together, we can get the ball rolling this week in another batch of four more states.
You will have more than tripled the program -- adding nine new states in two weeks. And it will have happened with small donations that have outpaced anything the Democratic Party has seen in an off-year between elections.
Let's do it:
A lot of folks responded to Governor Dean's message last week asking for a way to track the progress of your fundraising. As you can see, there's a graphic on the right with the total -- it will be updated every hour so that you can see the difference you're making by contributing and spreading the word. And we'll be tracking the progress on the web site.
Your small donations are moving this program so fast that it's hard to keep up. The staff is working around the clock to get the pieces in place to get started in the new states you fund today and tomorrow.
Growing our party from the ground up in every single state will be hard work -- but it's absolutely necessary if we're going to build the long-term capacity to win in all 50 states.
It's up to you -- can we get started in another four this week?
Thank you for everything.
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