Many of you have shared with me your enthusiasm and interest in Gore being our next president. I understand that time and location has made it difficult for you to participate to the extent to which you may have liked in the national draft efforts. NOW is your opportunity. There are several important efforts that are taking place in the next couple of weeks and each of them is in need of funding in order to ensure its success. Please consider making a donation to the following:
Our group in Michigan faces the most daunting task – 12,396 valid signatures are required by October 23rd. in order to place Al Gore on their ballot. While volunteers are doing everything they can to surpass the required minimum, the number of signatures needed is overwhelming and it is necessary for us to hire additional help to ensure that the efforts meet the required deadline. Even if Al enters the race as many hope he will after the announcement of the Nobel, these signatures will still be needed. THIS AT PRESENT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT EFFORT OF ALL THAT YOU CAN MAKE A DONATION TO:
*To make a donation please to www.paypal.com click on “send money” and making a contribution to VolstoDraftGore2008@gmail.com (no spaces) mark “service/other” for your donation. THIS IS THE Michigan PAYPAL SOURCE, so this money will help them in their petitioning efforts.
*Draftgore.com is placing a full page ad in the NYTs, that I anticipate will be timed with the release of the Nobel. Funds are needed to help pay for this ad, as it is a very, very expensive endeavor. If you have the means to make a second contribution, please consider going to draftgore.com and making a donation.
If you would like to see more about the efforts happening across the country (and abroad) I highly recommend the following link:
It is a wonderful summary of our national efforts, and has many links to our state groups, press coverage, and ways to get involved.
I have waited until now to ask any of you to make contributions. I understand that for many who have not followed it, the draft movement may still seem like an unlikely bet. I urge you however to reconsider. Not only because I believe Al Gore has the integrity, passion and experience to lead this country out of a terrible mess and address global warming as a priority in a manner that no other candidate has done; but also because I believe that if we as people do not get involved in choosing our candidates, and instead continue to select from a pre-made “menu” that is spun and created out of a media with no substance then we will continue to play our part in passively allowing the continued decline of our democracy.
The draft movement is not about drafting Al Gore–it is about drafting the people. Please join us.
“We have to go far, quickly”
Recent articles on the national movement:
The Washington Times