I wanted to share a quick note to say thank you.
Yesterday afternoon, I shared the news that our campaign has already received nearly 400,000 individual contributions from more than a quarter million supporters. We raised a lot of money to build our campaign in these first two months, but what’s more important is that we did it the right way.
We aren’t begging for money from billionaires and we’re not endorsing a Super PAC. More than 99% of our contributions came from people who gave $250 or less and the average donation was $33.
I know we asked a lot over the last ten days and I didn’t want any more time to pass before saying thank you.
The truth is our campaign finance system is nothing short of a national disgrace.
Elections should be determined by the power of good ideas, not who can hustle the most money from the rich and powerful. They should be about the issues that impact the lives of ordinary Americans — not the day-to-day soap operas of campaign staffers, personal emails or fluctuations in the polls.
So over the course of the next few weeks we will be releasing a series of policy proposals to address the major issues facing our nation. We’ll be discussing these issues at a number of nationwide organizing meetings taking place on July 29th.
Add your name to let me know if you’re interested in hosting or attending an organizing meeting on July 29th.
Real change comes when large numbers of Americans get involved in the democratic process.
Together we’re building the political revolution we need to rebuild our middle class, reclaim our democracy and save our planet.
I am excited to see what comes next.“