330 is a number that has haunted me.
That is the number (less than 2 votes per precinct in my district) that I lost by in 2006. As many of you know, our grassroots campaign last year surprised a lot of people because we were written off by Washington. I've been running hard ever since working to find the votes we'll need to put us over the finish line this November. I'm committed to finishing the job we started together. The changes we need to make are too important not to give it my all every day between now and November 4. As a matter of fact, today marks 330 days to the election, so I just wanted to share with you some of the issues keeping me going and open up the inner circle once again.
And most of all Belief in my fellow man
Together, we proved in 2006 that we can take our small voices and our small dollars and put them together to demand real change. Last summer, I asked for sustaining donors to join our inner circle with a monthly contribution of $33.30 and dozens of you answered the call. I feel so honored each of you has stuck with me, boosting my campaign and spirits along the way.
Now with only 330 days to go, just a little over 10 months, I'm asking those who believe in this campaign and the changes we need in the world to join us with a monthly pledge of $50. It's special people, not special interests we need driving the dialogue of change, so I'm asking for your help.
Anyone making the pledge today becomes a steering force in my inner circle and a receives a red to blue Democratic Dream mug (as shown below) just in time for Christmas.
As a working person myself, I know folks have to live on a budget. It means so much to have you join me for the long haul. Our District is suffering. Last year AP ranked North Carolina's 8th as one of the economically hardest hit in the nation. The foreclosures and looming recession now hitting nationally has been a reality in central North Carolina for some time.
I hope you'll stand with me today and every day of the next crucial 330 days, then in 2009 as we truly put the people back in the People's House and set about the hard work of taking our Country back!
Thank you for your support and God bless.