When we launched this campaign, we decided not to take the easy money offered by Washington lobbyists and special interest political action committees.
Instead, we put our faith in you, and we couldn’t have made a better choice.
I’ll be meeting four of you for dinner sometime soon, but what’s happening across this country is bigger than me, or my candidacy.
Together we’re re-shaping the political process based on the idea that a movement of people who care about the common future of all Americans can be more powerful than any special interest.
Below is the dinner invitation David sent out yesterday. I hope you’ll take a minute to make a donation, and perhaps we’ll be seeing each other soon.
—– Original Message —–
From: David Plouffe, BarackObama.com
Date: June 6, 2007 2:46 PM
Subject: Dinner with Barack?
Most political fundraisers are hosted by lobbyists and filled with representatives of special interests.
But our campaign is different.
Our funding comes from a movement of Americans giving whatever they can afford, even $5, and Barack wants to sit down with supporters like you.
If you’ve ever thought about making a donation to join our campaign, now is the time. In the next week, four supporters will be selected for a new kind of fundraising dinner. We’re reserving two of those seats for new donors like you.
If you make a donation in any amount between now and 11:59 pm EDT on Wednesday, June 13, you could join Barack and three other supporters for an intimate dinner for five.
Our movement is changing the way campaigns are funded. We?re not taking any contributions from Washington lobbyists or political action committees.
More than 100,000 individual donors have demonstrated that this choice is about more than an election. It?s about each of us having a personal stake in the future of American politics.
The dinner for five is an opportunity for you to sit down with Barack and your fellow supporters and talk about what matters to you.
Get the kind of treatment other politicians reserve for special interests. Make a donation in the next week, and you could share your story and your ideas with Barack in person:
With every single donation, we?re building a movement to change American politics. And this is just the beginning.
Thanks for your support,
Obama for America