Tuesday, January 29, 2008

color of change rocks my (and your) socks off

not endorsing one candidate, but rather allowing their audience to speak their minds. i love smart people who do smart things. become a member of colorofchange.org and share your thoughts, too-- i want to hear what you/we have to say!

Dear ****,

As the primary heats up, celebrities, politicians, newspapers, unions and advocacy organizations are lining up behind presidential candidates--trying to use their personal or institutional power to influence voters.

At ColorOfChange.org, we believe that it's our collective voice that can bring about profound political change for Black America. The 2008 presidential election is a crucial time for us to make clear where we stand as folks who are engaged, informed and committed to the interests of Black Americans. Today, we want to give you a chance to tell the world which candidate you support. Can you take a moment to vote for your favorite candidate?


Because not all ColorOfChange members support the same candidate, we don't think it would be right for us, as an organization, to endorse one of them. But we absolutely want to give ColorOfChange members an opportunity to use our collective power to elect a President who will defend and advocate for the interests of Black folks. After you vote in our online poll, we'll publicize the results. It's a way for the media to see where ColorOfChange members stand, and it gives each of us a chance to see what other ColorOfChange members think.

Within the next couple of days, we'll send you the results of our poll and information on how you can support your favorite candidate by donating or volunteering for his or her campaign. Using our individual and collective power to influence the 2008 election will help us demonstrate our power to influence electoral politics and ensure that the next president stands up for our interests.

Can you take a moment to vote for your favorite presidential candidate?


Thank You and Peace,

-- James, Van, Gabriel, Meryvn, Clarissa, Andre and the rest of the ColorOfChange.org PAC team
January 29th, 2008

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