I want to invite you to my fundraiser on Monday, September 12. As you may know, like you, I am a volunteer. Being a Ward Committeeman is not a paid job. It is a position that has no salary or funding at all. I have worked so hard over the years doing the organizing and party building because I believe in the work we do, the values we share and the candidates we jointly decide to support. The glory and the fame go to other folks like my good friends Jan Schakowsky and Joe Moore, while you and I work hard fighting for what we believe in and make it happen.
This year I am running for re-election and I need your help. Our local Democratic Party is one of the most independent, grassroots and transparent ward organizations in Cook County and perhaps in the United States. From the very beginning I have worked hard to be sure that it was, and will remain, that way. To do that I need to raise money and run my own campaign this Spring. Some of you may be in a position to make a significant contribution while others of you just simply are not.
If you can afford to make a donation I have set up an ActBlue page, a secure website for Democratic candidates, so that you can make a contribution from a credit or debit card online. The web address is: https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/49wardweb92111. It does not require that you make a large contribution. Small contributions are accepted, and when added together those small contributions add up to big contributions. If you can visit the site and make a donation, big or small, I truly need your help. You can also stop by the event and give a donation by cash or check at the door.
The party information is as follows:
Monday, September 12, 2011
6:00pm to 8:00pm
7000 N. Glenwood
Chicago, IL 60626
I can provide you with more information if you have any questions. Please just hit reply and send it to me.