Große Erwartungen… Wird Al antreten?

Dear Friends,

We are entering the final stretch of this campaign, energized by a wave
of enthusiasm and the hope that a Gore candidacy may be just weeks away.
No, we cannot promise you that. But our candidate has left the door wide
open and now it’s up to us to try to persuade him to walk through it.
Events over the next few weeks could affect this decision – and with it,
the course of history. Some of them are out of our hands, such as the
awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize on October 12. But what we can do is
make our voices heard to let Al Gore know that our call to service is
backed by our willingness to fight for him. Please read on and join us
on this historic journey.

Help us take out an ad in the New York Times

This will be our biggest bang of the campaign: a full-page ad in the New
York Times with a powerful open letter to Al Gore asking him to run for
president. But this ad is extremely expensive and we cannot afford it
without your contribution. This is a one-time request and a unique
opportunity for you to let Al Gore know how strongly you feel about him
running in 2008. This is one letter he is sure to read. Please help us
make it a reality by making a contribution today.

It may seem hard to believe that a group of grassroots activists like us
could have a real impact on the choice of candidates for president. But
as Margaret Mead once said:

Never underestimate the power of a few committed people to change the
world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.


Monica Friedlander
Draft Gore


— Schlesinger