Blue NC readers:
You saw it in Connecticut on Tuesday—Democrats are energized. The November election will be a referendum on Bush's failed policies and Republicans clearly see the writing on the wall. Incumbents who appear to be too close to President Bush, or are seen as out of touch, have a higher risk of being swept up in the anti-incumbent wave.
In 89 days, we will send that message loud and clear. And I need your help. As Party Chair, I have to do a lot of asking for money because getting out our message and getting out the vote costs a lot. I’m not going to ask you for money directly (although you’re welcome to send it :-) ). I’m asking you to open up your homes, have a party, have fun, get motivated, meet your neighbors and do it for a good cause.
Here comes “the ask”: On September 12th, Democrats across the State will gather at over 100 homes (we hope!) for NCDP House Parties.
Be a part of this by opening your home so that Democrats in your community can join this incredible grassroots movement. Each Democrat attending a House Party is recommended to bring a donation of $15. This contribution will help the State Party fund our get-out-the vote efforts this fall.
We can’t take this election for granted. Winning elections takes a unified effort from all Democrats. We cannot be successful without you.
This is your Party, and I want you to have a sense of ownership in it. We don’t have to find our funding solely among big contributors. Let’s flood the North Carolina Democratic Party with money from the grassroots. Sign up here and we’ll send you a manual to guide you step-by-step through the process of hosting your house party.
Republicans want to run North Carolina like they’re running Washington. We can’t let them.
It might sound like spin, but that’s part of my job, too. Spin works much better when you’re right, though. Thanks for reading and thanks for keeping the faith and showing the power of the netroots in NC!