Summer is coming to an end, but there is still time for one more beach party. If you have not already purchased tickets to my Mayor’s Mountain Beach Party this weekend, I hope you will consider joining us in Canton for beach food, fun and a concert by the Beach Boys.
This event marks the beginning of the fundraising phase of my campaign. I am hoping to attract some important donors to help me spread my message of local leadership, statewide. But it doesn’t take a fat wallet to count as an important donor: My most important donors are working people who believe that common citizens – not well-funded lobbies – are best equipped to build a better North Carolina. These donors, who care deeply about our state’s future, form the core of my campaign.
These important donors hail from across the state and come from a variety of backgrounds: What unifies them is their frustration with the concentration of power in Raleigh.
I don’t think people should have to stretch their household budgets to express their opinions about the direction our state should take. That is why the Beach Party is the first of many affordable events I have planned. Our campaign is now at work on an exciting series of fundraisers in which any voter can participate; details will soon be announced here and on my web site at www.patsmathers2008.com.
I understand many BlueNCers will be at the State Executive Committee meeting and Sanford-Hunt dinner this weekend, and I regret I won’t be able to join you there. The party was planned in conjunction with the already scheduled Beach Boys concert, a benefit for local schools, and the conflict was unavoidable. My son Zeb will be at SEC, and I hope you will seek him out and say hello.
Thank you for your support, and I’ll see you at the party.