By which, of course, we mean send money. (Almost) nobody likes fundraising, but building a strong political organization that wins elections costs money. Here’s the pitch:
Dear Virginia Democrat –
This is a critical time in the history of our party, our Commonwealth and our nation. We have fought so hard for so many years for our values of justice, fairness and equality of opportunity for all, but now Republicans are threatening to undo the progress we have made. I know you’ve seen the news stories about Virginia Republicans like Ken Cuccinelli, Bob McDonnell, Eric Cantor and others going out of their way to advance their Tea Party priorities, even if it comes at the expense of struggling middle class families. From cutting education and clean environment programs to targeting women’s health clinics and making it harder for struggling military families to stay in their homes, Republicans are taking this country backward and they won’t let up unless we stop them.
The Democratic Party of Virginia is gearing up for the critical 2011 campaigns that will affect the future of this Commonwealth. Will you help us by renewing your membership today? Virginia Democrats are fighting for middle class families and protecting the investments in people that give everyone a real shot at earning their share of the American dream. By renewing your membership you will help us build the organization we need to win in 2011 and send a message to the Republicans that you will not stand by as they try to put their Tea Party agenda ahead of what’s best for working Virginia families.
I hope you will act today and CLICK HERE to donate $35, $50, $100, or $250 to renew your Democratic Party of Virginia membership. In return we will send you a brand new membership card and put your membership dues to work electing Democrats who will stand up for our values. I want to thank you for your outstanding support to our cause; we could not have come this far without you. I hope you will renew your membership and join me as we stand up once again for the future of this Commonwealth and this country.
Brian J. Moran