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There's a lot of important news & diaries being posted right now, with Hurricane Gustav looming & the discussions of Sarah Palin as well as the GOP convention, but I wanted to post the requested follow up to cartwrightdale's diary yesterday & let you know how we've done.

We were very surprised & humbled at the reception on a heavy news day to hit the rec list, thank you!  Fundraising wise we brought in $6,200 from Kos members, well over half way to our total weekend goal, so thank you also for the tremendous outpouring of support as we work to get this ad on the air:

Additionally, the thread of yesterday's diary had a wealth of great suggestions for future ads & promotion of the effort.  I've taken up a couple of these pieces of advice & created a facebook group as well as a myspace group as other promotion avenues for people who are members of either or both.  It was pointed out to me that the Paul people managed their "money bombs" through these networks & there are clearly more Obama supporters in each!  

When the ad was originally posted, before cartwrightdale & I came together in an effort to put it on the air, it was received on the rec list here, 220,000 youtube hits, front page on digg & more.  If we can together get the word out that this ad which had been so well received with the constant refrain of "let's get this on the air" & recreate the momentum of that initial showing, but this time backed up with the mechanism to actually take this ad from the youtube environment & into people's homes we can build enough support to fund airing all over America of this message & it's just the beginning, as we're working on others including some of the great ideas you've been sharing.

Please help share this effort by joining sharing our facebook group and myspace group and visiting our website  If you're seeing this for the first time & wish to contribute financially, you can do so here.

Also please Digg it here!

Thank you so much for your help in building awareness of this effort which all began right here at dailykos!

Eugene Hedlund
TruthandHope.Org PAC

Originally posted to TruthandHope on Sun Aug 31, 2008 at 01:28 PM PDT.

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