A good friend of mine is the writer Anne Lamott. A few days ago she put up a fundraising page for Obama and asked her 80,000 Facebook followers to give a little.
In four days she has raised $35,000.
If you like Annie's work and you can kick in three bucks - please do!
Here is Annie's message:
Hi everyone--and I mean everyone, including Personhood peeps and the assault-rifle bon vivants; please join me and [Kevvboy] in our weekly fundraiser for the Obama campaign, on the final night of the Democratic convention. We're justUPDATE: Thank you all so much, those who gave - we have raised $6000 for Obama's re-election just tonight.
hoping Barack Obama can give a decent speech for ONCE in his life...
We raised $32,000 during the RNC, and hope to add $10,000 more tonight. I could have chased down an airplane fueled by joy and pride after the first two nights of the DNC, and pride in Democratic values: we take care of our own, of ALL people of this country.
If you need even more inspiration after the astonishing speeches of the last two nights, I recommend you twitter RNC head @reince, @anncoulter, erickerickson's or @arifleisher. Then come back and donate what you can. mark and I will start off with $221.12. Thanks and love
I do think we can win this thing.