Friday, September 23, 2011

Yes or no, people?

Friend --

As chief operating officer of this campaign, I'm the person people come to when they want to spend the money you've donated.

All the budgets, calculations, and planning lead to a simple "yes" or "no." Yes, you can buy coffee and clipboards for neighborhood organizers in Ohio. No, you can't have a fancy computer when a cheaper one does the job. That sort of thing.

Every team on the campaign has submitted their plans for the rest of this year -- opening field offices, registering voters, building technology. And it all costs money.

I can't say yes to everything -- but what you do right now can help me say yes to more.

We have a critical fundraising deadline coming up on September 30th.

Help me say yes by giving $3 or more today.

Our field team has an incredibly detailed plan for a ground game that reaches voters in all 50 states. That means opening offices in some battleground states right now, and laying the plans to open others across the country next year. The campaign has plans to be the biggest grassroots movement this country has ever seen.

The scale we're talking about is unparalleled, and any time someone uses the word "unparalleled," that means it probably doesn't happen for free.

For every field office we open, there's rent, heat, staff, computers, phones, and supplies -- the list goes on.

What we do before midnight on September 30th determines our budget until the end of this year. And what happens this year will set in motion the results on Election Day 2012. It's that simple.

Help me say yes to what we need to do to put our plans in motion by donating $3 or more today -- you'll even be automatically entered for a chance to have dinner with President Obama:

Believe me, it'll be worth it.


Ann Marie

Ann Marie Habershaw
Chief Operating Officer
Obama for America

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