One Simple Action

Tuesday, July 08, 2003

Dear Constituent,

I cannot thank you enough for your incredible support at a critical moment in our campaign. Because of your efforts, we have transformed this race. (Now that the second quarter is over, my campaign will return to sending you only the occasional email-- on average, one per week.)

Today, you stand with over 180,000 people, determined to restore the American community and our nation's traditional role as an idealistic moral force in world affairs.

Our tremendous achievement now gives us the opportunity to build our campaign even further. Much remains to be done for us to win the Democratic nomination and to prepare ourselves for the fight against George W. Bush in 2004.

If we are to defeat this President in the general election, we must continue building the largest grassroots campaign in the history of presidential politics. Building that grassroots effort now is what our campaign is about. We cannot wait until after the primaries are over and the nominee decided to enlist people in our cause, because only a grassroots campaign of one to two million Americans will have the power to defeat the special interests that are filling the coffers of George W. Bush's campaign.

To help grow our campaign, I need you to take a simple action today. Please join others in forwarding this email on to at least 3 of your friends, family members, or colleagues. ( I already sent an essay, in my own words, as to why my support, to something like 10 or 15 people.) Tell them about our successes, and about your commitment to taking our country back from the ideologues in Washington. Let them know why you support our campaign, and ask them to join us. They can sign up simply by clicking here:

Thousands have demonstrated that our individual actions, when united in common cause with the actions of thousands of others, have the power to change this country.  In the last nine days of the second quarter, 59,000 people came together to help raise a total of $7.5 million for our campaign. We surpassed everyone's expectations, and last Monday we made history, raising over $803,000 on the Internet in a single day.


We have come a long way in a short period. We are where we are today because you have given so much of  your time and resources to make it all happen. Thank you for all you've done. Let's grow the movement, and together, with thousands more beside us, we will win the White House in 2004.

Howard Dean

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