Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Join Our Fight
Dear Fellow Citizen and Friend:
I have a notion, which some would call quaint, that politics in our democracy is about people first. Since the spring, I have been working very hard to talk with and listen to grassroots voters across Texas, and all of you have proven to me that the support base for this campaign is deep, broad, and enthusiastic.
I thank you, everyone, for your incredible dedication to truth, justice, and democracy. But now a time has come when I must seriously talk to you about money.
If you believe, as I do, that Texans are entitled to an Attorney General who knows that his Constitutional duty is to be the People's Lawyer, please act now to support your belief. If every person reading this contributed only $10 to this campaign, we'd be an unstoppable force fighting for justice.
Democracy is going to be a dead duck if people like you and me continue to let big-money sugar daddies control the democratic political process. We have to make it happen. Nobody is going to do it for us. If we think self-governing egalitarian democracy is a good thing in the world, then it is a moral imperative that we turn things around.
No contribution is too small. Campaigns like ours are built by thousands of working class families that believe in democracy through small donations—not $1,000 dinner plates.
Through most of the spring and summer, your help with funds has kept me on the campaign trail, spreading our good word to folks across the state, and there has been enough money to launch a campaign office with minimal staff. However, the campaign's bank account is now at a low point. We—working Texans—can't afford for me to discontinue my campaigning. I know you will not let that happen.
Checks may be made out to "Van Os for Attorney General" and mailed to the campaign:
Van Os for Texas Attorney General
c/o David Van Os
419 Burr Road
San Antonio, TX 78209
You may make a one-time donation of any amount of your choice online through PayPal. In addition, please consider signing up for a regular monthly donation of an amount of your choosing. This is the easiest way to do your part to sustain this campaign. If every supporter of this campaign signed up for as little as a $10 recurring monthly donation, I would never have to ask for money again. I would be able to spend all of my time with the people, communicating the mission of this campaign, discussing issues and fighting for justice for Texans.
Permanent records of all transactions are carefully kept by the campaign, and will always be available for you to confirm your transaction.
I trust the people. If I didn't, there would not be any point to my working as hard as I am. I know you will come through in our mutual desire to restore Texas to the people who own it. I know you want to see a People's Lawyer sitting in the Attorney General's office.
My sincerest personal regards,
David Van Os
posted by snarko! at 1:33 PM
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