September 21, 2012 in Presidential Campaign
From Jill Stein for President:
I am writing you to say thank you for your very generous support of Cheri and me in our campaign, and also to give you some exciting updates.
We’ve been on a roll – qualifying for federal matching funds, getting on 85% of the ballots, raising nearly $500,000 (please donate to build on that!), winning unprecedented media coverage, and receiving a hero’s welcome on the campaign trail:
- walking the picket lines in Chicago;
- addressing Occupy Wall Street’s 1st anniversary celebration;
- Cornel West and Tavis Smiley’s Poverty Tour 2.0;
- speeches before the Veterans for Peace Convention and at Fighting Bob Fest, and much more.
For the first ten months of our campaign, we poured the vast majority of our campaign resources into the fight to get on the ballot. We worked tirelessly to defend your right to vote for the candidate of your choice.
But now, in our eleventh month, we can say with pride that 85% of voters will see my name on the ballot. And now –right now– is the time to this opportunity we’ve all created and to run an all out campaign to raise the spirits and win the voters of Americans.
We are already showing up in the polls, rising 2.1% in the last couple weeks – that’s 2.5 million voters! Imagine how these numbers will rise when we are in full swing, reaching out to the tens of millions of students, workers, occupiers, unemployed, uninsured, immigrants, and advocates for peace, climate, civil liberties and racial justice who are looking for a real choice in this election that’s not bought and paid for by Wall Street. Read the rest of this entry →