The following email was sent out by the Clinton campaign on August 28:
Just a few days from now, voters in a handful of states will start to receive their absentee ballots in the mail. A few days after that, polling places around the country will open their doors for early voting to begin. A few weeks after that, it will be Election Day.
Time is slipping away from us, which means it’s time to begin prepping for the next phase of this campaign: Get Out the Vote.
Right this minute, we are finalizing our plans, hiring organizers, and recruiting thousands of volunteers to have the one-on-one conversations that will turn out voters in November.
But I’m not going to lie — running a campaign the right way and mobilizing a national operation don’t come cheap.
We’re thrifty on this campaign, and we know how to stretch a donation to its limits. We’re planning a GOTV operation that is smart, effective, and strategic.
But there are supplies we absolutely need to do this work. We’re buying clipboards to hold the packets that organizers will use to canvass neighborhoods. We’re buying ballpoint pens and sticky notes and printers. You would not believe how much toner we’re buying — or what it takes to print all those walk packets. We just approved an order for a concierge call bell — like you used to see at hotels — for the front desk at a field office in Allentown, Pennsylvania (so they never have to keep a prospective volunteer waiting). It cost $6.
That’s all to say that everything you can chip in now has taken on new importance. There is no magic wand or secret weapon to this part of the campaign. It’s about doors knocked, calls made, and voters registered.
We need you to step up today with a quick donation and get us to our $10 million goal before September 1st. Anything less will prevent us from earning every vote we can for Hillary. And if we don’t do this work better than the other side, we will lose:
Thanks — now let’s get to work,
National Organizing Director
Hillary for America
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