Hello Vote Fans!
A reminder--today was supposed to be the deadline for getting contributions to the Kerry campaign. I suppose you can still send money for a couple more weeks, but it's less and less likely to be used effectively since it all needs to be spent by the third week in July.
An announcement by request of fluffy_angst
: she just started an LJ community dedicated to sharing icons and other art with an anti-Bush, anti-war message, not for fundraising purposes, but simply as a way to get the liberal voice heard as much as possible.
The LJ username of the community is artforchange
You have done an amazing job. Our fundraising total for Kerry is holding at around $6000. While this is impressive, I suspect it's low. Frex, one of the contributions that I made, that showed up on my credit card bill, isn't on our Kerrycore list. I guess we'll have to be satisfied with knowing that we raised thousand and thousands of dollars to defeat the vilest of the vile.
There was an article in the New York Times this week about the vast sums Kerry has raised online. At first, some of his fundraisers didn't want to go that route, preferring the traditional methods, but they were proved dead wrong. He's raised something like $140 million, a lot of it online. That's still a lot less than Bush, who has well over $200 million (and another month in which to spend it, because of the late convention), but it's way more than any Democrat has ever had and it will definitely help.
Also in the "helpful" column, I'd put Michael Moore (::smooches Moore::), whose Fahrenheit 9/11
was the highest grossing film in the United States last weekend, shattering prior records for documentaries and selling out houses in Army base towns and "red states" (no, not Cuba--states that went for Bush in 2000, so called because that's how they're colored on the network news maps). If you haven't seen it yet, I recommend it.
Finally, a thanks again to mhari
, and everyone else who helped out with the comm, and triple thanks to everyone who gave their time, talent and money. You are all going to be so happy with your shiny new President! (Well, until the day after he takes office anyway....)