In a little over two weeks, we will close the books on the first FEC filing deadline of our campaign. Once we release our fundraising numbers, our opponents — both those running in the Democratic primary and Trump’s team — will dissect our report to get a sense of how strong our campaign is.
Fresno dem club, I will be honest: at the end of this email, I am going to ask you to make a contribution to power our campaign for president. I want you to know why it’s so important, and what difference your contribution will make.
The money we raise can’t capture the powerful conversations about the future of our country I’ve had with people on the campaign trail. And fundraising can’t measure the passion of our grassroots activists and volunteers who are fired up and ready to get to work — to do more — to win this campaign.
But our fundraising does have direct impacts on the choices our campaign makes right now. It helps us make big investments in our organization that will grow our movement. And it helps us respond to dishonest attacks.
Our campaign finance system is stacked against everyday people — corporations and dark-money groups are able to spend as much as they want to sway our democracy. Let’s be clear: this is wrong — but it is what we are up against.
But from day one, I made a commitment to you: our campaign will reject all contributions from corporate PACs and federal lobbyists — instead, putting our campaign in the hands of the people.
We are already facing attacks from Donald Trump’s allies — including the NRA — and it will only get tougher from here. There will be nasty attacks and millions spent against us to stop our campaign. But I’ve been taking on tough fights my entire life. I’m not afraid of them. Especially knowing I have you in my corner.
So here is where I ask you: can you step up today with a contribution to power our campaign for president?
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At the end of March when we close out our first quarterly FEC report, I know we will be proud to share the growing number of grassroots contributors who are pitching in what they can to our campaign, whether it’s $5, $10, or $50. I hope your name will be there, too.
Thank you for all that you’ve done — and will do — to power our movement.
For The People,
— Kamala Harris