I am in Iowa today campaigning. I am reaching out to you because I need your help. Our campaign has set three goals that must be met by Friday at midnight.
First, with our new website launch last week we have begun to organize Volunteers in preparation for the August 11 Ames Straw Poll in Iowa. Dozens of individuals have already signed up as Volunteers. If you are interested, I encourage you to visit our Iowa HQ to learn more about volunteering. Our goal by midnight Friday, is to identify 100 additional volunteers.
Second, between now and August 11 the campaign must raise 2,000 contributions to help fund our operations. This represents our greatest challenge so far, and I am hopeful we can reach our goal but I will need to count on you to help us get there. By Friday at midnight, we have targeted 400 contributions as our goal. If you can afford to, I ask that you make an immediate contribution of $15, $25, $50, $100 or even $250 to our campaign.
Your contribution will be invested immediately into our Iowa operation as we prepare for the Ames Straw Poll, which is widely viewed as an important benchmark in Iowa.
Third, I need you to contact at least three friends, family members and co-workers and ask them to sign up for my campaign emails. The list of supporters we reach out to needs to grow exponentially over the next few weeks, or our campaign may lose its momentum online. Our goal by midnight Friday is to have 1,000 people contact 3,000+ friends, family members and co-workers.
Three goals by Friday at midnight:
1) 100 Additional Ames Volunteers.
2) 400 contributions.
3) 1,000 people contacting 3,000+ friends, family members and co-workers.
This campaign has always been about bringing people together and using our ideas to build momentum. Our ideas have always been first tier ideas, now we need to work together to make certain our organization on the ground in key states like Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina is also first tier.
Help us reach our goals this week and I am confident we will be on our way. Interest is building and our campaign is gaining momentum.