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    Email from Organizing America, October 13, 2011 to members.

    Friend --

    Remember that deadline we kept emailing you about a couple weeks ago?

    Here's what you should know about what we'll report to the FEC tomorrow:

    -- In the third fundraising quarter of this year, 606,027 people donated to this campaign -- even more than gave in the record-breaking previous quarter.
    -- Those people gave more than 766,000 total donations -- 98 percent of them $250 or less, at an average amount of $56. That's more than twice as many donations than we had at this point in the historic 2008 campaign.
    -- We are focused on building infrastructure that will help us win in 2012. And each quarter we set a combined goal for the campaign and our allies at the Democratic National Committee. We far exceeded our goal of $55 million this quarter between the two organizations.
    -- Together, Obama for America and the DNC raised more than $70 million. And it all happened during a summer when the President was focused on doing the job he was elected to do -- a summer when we had to cancel a series of fundraising events and ask everyone to dig a little deeper.

    If I could sum up this last quarter in a few words: Supporters like you came through.

    Here's even bigger news: Right now, 982,967 people have donated to this campaign. We're within striking distance of 1 million donors.

    It's not too late for you to be part of that first million. And get this -- someone who has already given to the campaign is willing to give again, matching whatever donation you make today.

    Double your impact and be part of the first million people to own this campaign -- make a donation now.

    Part of the reason we send you all these emails is that we don't accept any money from special-interest groups or Washington lobbyists.

    So getting to a million grassroots donors isn't just a huge accomplishment this early in the campaign. It's our answer to our opponents, the press, and anyone who wants to know whether the President's supporters have his back.

    The reality is that on top of the hundreds of thousands of supporters from 2008 who decided to make another donation, 257,635 people made their first donation ever to the Obama organization -- continuing the record pace we set in the previous quarter.

    That support translates directly to what we can do on the ground. In the past three months we've grown our organizing staff by 50 percent, and opened up three new field offices every week. Thousands of volunteers and organizers made 3 million phone calls and in-person visits to voters.

    That's all because nearly 1 million people decided to take ownership.

    And the continued pace of that growth is up to you -- we will open more offices, train more organizers, and knock on more doors at the pace you make possible.

    When Republicans think it helps their political fortunes to block the progress that the President is advocating for, we have to speak up and mobilize.

    You know why it's important to engage right now. We're up against a Republican Party and special interest-funded groups that will spend hundreds of millions of dollars spreading any message that they believe will defeat the President and roll back our efforts to build a fairer economy that rewards hard work and responsibility, not large corporations.

    But we've also got to build for the long term. That's what all the fundraising and deadlines are about: building the organization now that will put us in a position to win in 2012.

    Thanks for all you did to get us here. I'm excited for what's ahead, and I hope you'll take part in the push to 1 million grassroots donors today.

    Match someone's pledge, double your impact, and become part of the first million today:

    https://donate.barackobama.com/Million-Match

    Thanks,

    Messina

    Jim Messina
    Campaign Manager
    Obama for America
     
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    Did they happen to mention the Failed Stimulus Solyandra Money laundering operation?
     
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    All I am providing is an email from the manager of Obama's campaign committee to their financial supporters. I am on the mailing list of several political groups. I try to provide information on subjects of interest that come directly from leadership to their members. I will do the same when the RNC makes a statement of interest (that does not make television news) to it's members.
     
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    Did they list "Wall Street Fat Cats", "Top 1%'ers", "Foreigner"?
     
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    Yes, "Wall Street Fat Cats" primarily make up of the financially elite 1%. However within that 1% are the Patriotic Millionaires who include celebrities, pundits, executives, leading athletes, and others. The list that follows was primarily the CEOs who signed the letter to President Obama. Patriotic Millionaires For Fiscal Strength Remember the only reason the American Revolution became a reality was because the wealthy supported it. The same is true today. Millionaire Patriots are an important aspect of the 99%, Occupy Wall Street movement. In the end we know the wealthy will settle with the wealthy, and we will get the middle class back in America. At least that is my take on 99%, OWS.

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    I have posted announcements from both sides of the aisle. I am on everyone's political mailing list. This is the first time I have posted, that my heart is not in it. I am shocked that President Barry Obama has this many contributors.

    After the debt ceiling debate, and the president's willingness to play poker with Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, he lost me. The night he did that I went out to my garage and removed my Obama 2012 sticker from my Jeep. Now, Pelosi and Reid did the Democratic thing and refused cuts to the Big 3, but Obama was eager to play poker.

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    To watch this president push aside the New Deal, the New Frontier, and the Great Society convinced me Barry is not a real Democrat. The president is losing his liberal base. I endorse the idea of drafting Hillary Clinton for president in 2012. Barry could not even get two Democratic Senators to vote his American Jobs Act! Where was president Obama when collective bargaining was on the line in Wisconsin? Obama did well in 2008 in the critical districts where protestors needed votes, but did not get them. Why is Obama not standing in the park on Wall Street as a citizen without a speech? This is no liberal. Barry needs a great hat-trick, and needs it NOW!

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