Trying to recapture the grassroots fundraising magic of the 2008 campaign, Michelle Obama is asking Obama supporters to pony at least up $3 dollars to support President Obama’s political arm, Organizing for America.
OFA is the same group that, under its old name of “Obama for America,” raised millions to support his 2008 presidential candidacy. The group is now trotting out the First Lady to try to rekindle Obama supporters’ enthusiasm for opening their wallets, this time in support of maintaining Democratic control of Congress.
Here are some excerpts from an email Michelle sent today to OFA members:
Barack can’t keep making progress without strong allies in Congress. And now the same people who’ve opposed us at every turn are targeting the folks who voted to make change real. They think we can’t do it again.
But they’re wrong.
If the folks who I saw in 2008 — those of you who packed up your bags and slept on floors and made calls and talked to voters day after day — are ready to stand with us again, then I’m ready for any challenge that lies ahead.
That’s why we’re asking you to help grow this movement once again.
The plan for this election is based on the lessons we learned two years ago. Our organizers and volunteers are knocking on doors every weekend, making calls every night. Your support will help to fund this work.
Another supporter is asking you to join them today — and has pledged to match whatever you can give.
Please donate $3 or more to help grow this movement before November 2nd.