Saturday, December 20, 2008

Another Ask

"A lot of people think the work of a campaign ends when the election is over...Will you make a donation of $250 or more to support the presidential transition team?"

Joe Biden, A Big Misconception

I like that I'm continuing to receive emails from the Obama movement. There's a unique opportunity to speak to people who supported the campaign in a variety of ways -- money, time, good will, hope.

The transition seems to be going well and a lot of talent is being recruited for some challenging jobs in tough times. I'm sure it's costly, even when campaign coffers are still pretty flush.

I have to admit, though, that this email bothered me. Maybe it was just another irritating Friday, but this message reminded me of other silly messages like "It's hard to be rich," or "It's really hard to give away money."

Come on, Joe.

"At the same time, supporters all across the country are busy defining the role this grassroots movement will play in the administration."

In the administration?

At some point I would love an appeal to support an Obama national fund dedicated to supporting advocacy and community organizing around the country that is aligned with
with core campaign principles like jobs and energy. I know, it's so early. But you keep the movement going by supporting advocacy and leadership development on the ground.

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