Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Today is the FEC's Q3 Contribution Deadline

WE'VE MOVED! Democratic Convention Watch is now at http://www.DemocraticConventionWatch.com

Puttin' out a yard sign and bloggin' on the Internets are nice - but they are not enough.

To truly change our country, to have elected officials who stand up for what we believe in, our candidates need your help making their case to the voters. Either by volunteering your time to make phone calls or knock on doors, or - at the minimum - by making a financial contribution to the campaign.

For a list of candidates who need help, I recommend checking the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's Red-to-Blue web page. This is a program which seeks to support Democrats who are running to turn red districts blue. You can find the DCCC link here.

For other than federal candidates, you can also visit the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee or the web page of this great guy running for president.

I'll also make a personal plug for my friend Bev Perdue who is in a tough race to retain a Democratic Governor's seat in North Carolina. This is a state which hasn't elected a Republican Governor but twice in the past 100 years, but it hasn't been easy, either. Let's remind the voters that real Carolina Blue is the Democratic kind.

Yes, it's a rough economy - but it doesn't take much to make a big difference. You can donate anywhere from $1 on up to the legally allowed limit. I have given to a number of candidates already, will give a little bit more today and I encourage others to do the same.

In an age of Internet fundraising, even modest contributions make a big difference as evidenced by the millions of small contributions given to the campaign of Barack Obama.

Got a favorite candidate that you'd like others to consider contributing to today? Leave a message and a link to the candidate page in the comments section!

The deadline is today, September 30th and you have until midnight tonight (in your time zone) to make a contribution.