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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 07:17 AM
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Barack Obama has decided not to take public financing. Time for DUers to step up to the plate...
In the last week, DUers have donated more than $6,000 to the Obama campaign through the Democratic Underground fundraising page. Can we raise $50,000?

Please click this link before you donate, so we can keep track of our total:

http://my.barackobama.com/page/outreach/view/main/du

And if you plan on donating multiple times, consider bookmarking that page.

David Allen
DU Administrator
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alarimer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 07:52 AM
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1. I am not going to donate to yet another corporate tool.
Sorry.
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 07:55 AM
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2. Perhaps you missed the memo.
He's the presumptive Democratic nominee for President of the United States.
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Imperialism Inc. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 08:21 AM
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7. Obama isn't raising money from corporations he is raising money
from people like me and you, which is kind of the point of the request for donations.

Sincerely,

Left Wing Extremist (me)
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MaraJade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 11:22 PM
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22. Me neither. ..
besides, I need the money to pay for my daughter's skating dresses.
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LaStrega Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-21-08 12:05 AM
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24. Done and Done ...
It's up over $9,000 now. I believe I was the 111th person to donate via DU. And proud to do so.

k/r
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LaStrega Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-21-08 12:05 AM
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25. oops I meant to reply to Skinner n/t
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ulysses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 07:59 AM
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3. next paycheck, Skinner.
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Triana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 08:02 AM
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4. On me list for the weekend 'to-do'. I'm gonna be one of those 50K and have been..
...one of those 1.5 million.

This is OUR campaign now.
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 08:02 AM
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5. Donate early, donate often.
:kick:
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AnotherMother4Peace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 08:16 AM
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6. I'm feeling the unity - I'm donating this weekend. Thanks Skinner. n/t
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ekwhite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 08:27 AM
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8. I have to see this AFTER I donate to Obama
I'll go through DU next time.
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 09:06 AM
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9. 10am total: $6,275 from 90 people (nt)
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 09:10 AM
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10. Next paycheck....I cannot wait to contribute and be part of this.
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Liberal_Stalwart71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 09:19 AM
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11. Money is a little tight until my next pay period. I plan to donate to DU,
DNC and Obama...
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 10:04 AM
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12. We should have a blue star campaign Skinner? An extra blue star
for those who contribute to the nominee via DU? Off to do so now.

Thanks
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mikeargo Donating Member (279 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 10:38 AM
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13. Got paid today...
And I'm happy to share some so we can take our country back.
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Turn CO Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 10:39 AM
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14. Just donated $20.08. Been atough few months w the DH laid off
from a trucking company (he just started a better job, so there you go) and my taking at 10% paycut at my airline. But that means that it's more important than ever to invest in OBAMA and the Democrats - it's our very future we're talking about.
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Maureen1322 Donating Member (392 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 10:58 AM
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15. Done
sent $20, not much, but I plan on donating often.
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Captain Angry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 11:14 AM
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16. Why is his site still soliciting donations for the primary and not the general election?

The disclaimer at the bottom of the donation site says that the first $2300 goes to the primary, and only after that does money go into the fund for the general election.

I'd like to ensure that my money goes towards fighting McCain.

Just wondering if anybody knows why it's still structured that way.
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 12:09 PM
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18. Your donation will go toward fighting McCain.
For the purposes of campaign finance disclosure, the primary doesn't end until the convention. So Obama can continue to raise and spend primary money until then. But even though it is officially primary money, for all intents and purposes it's being used to campaign against McCain.
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Captain Angry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 01:27 PM
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19. Thanks for the info.
Off to the donation link I go...
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 12:03 PM
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17. 1pm total: $6,435 from 98 people! (nt)
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Skinner ADMIN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 03:14 PM
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20. 4pm total: $8,970 from 105 people! (nt)
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GardeningGal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 04:11 PM
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21. I donated yesterday when the news first came out.
It was my first (hopefully of many) donation to Obama.
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DesertFlower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-20-08 11:56 PM
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23. $9200 as of 10 pm 6/20. nt
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-21-08 04:57 AM
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26. Will do!
:kick:
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jasmine621 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-21-08 07:29 AM
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27. Step up to the plate? I think most of us already have. 22 million in one weeks
is not pocket change. Believe me, the Obama camp is not hurting for money. The only reason to turn down 84 million is to know that I can get more than that another way. I have already donated the max to both Dem candidates. After a week like this past one, I am having some buyer's remorse. Let the flames begin.
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Overseas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-21-08 11:31 AM
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28. Thanks, Skinner.
I just donated via the DU channel.
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