Friday, July 11, 2008

Party Unity AND a T-Shirt

Back in May, Hillary announced a contest to create a new campaign T-shirt. Less than a month later, before the contest winner was announced, Hillary suspended her campaign and endorsed Senator Obama. Since then, she has been working on unifying the Democratic party to electi Barack Obama and defeat John McCain.

This week, she announced the winner of the contest in an email sent to her supporters. Check it out:
Dear [Psychodrew],

I have so many wonderful memories from the millions of people I met on the campaign trail. Over the past year and half, I have also collected a few cherished mementos. They are a reflection of the many ups and downs that we went through together and represent our many accomplishments.

In May, Chelsea announced our "Project T-Shirt" contest, and I never imagined we would have such an outpouring of support and great designs. We received almost five thousand amazing entries, and more than 125,000 of you voted for your favorite design.

While the primary race may be over, I think the winning t-shirt -- and it won by a landslide -- still makes a wonderful statement about everything you and I accomplished in this historic race and our determination to keep fighting for what we believe in.

If you contribute $50 today you'll get a t-shirt with the winning design and continue to help me pay down our campaign debt.

Click here to make a contribution of $50 and receive one of our winning t-shirts.

Denitza of Weehawken, New Jersey submitted the winning t-shirt. I'd like to thank Denitza and the thousands of others who put their time, talent, and efforts into all the great designs that were submitted.

I know you're as proud as I am of everything we achieved and I hope I can count on you to work with me on the issues that brought us together. By helping us pay down the debt from one of the hardest-fought races in Democratic primary history, you're making a real difference today for all our future efforts.

Plus, if you contribute $50, you'll get one of our winning t-shirts. It's a great statement about the spirit that drove our campaign, and I hope you'll get one for yourself!

Contribute $50 to help pay down our debt, and you'll get a t-shirt with our winning design.

Thank you for everything!

Here is the t-shirt:

I understand that this has been a difficult primary and that some of you may be reluctant to donate to Hillary Clinton. That's how I felt about donating to Senator Obama. After I saw Hillary and Obama out raising money for each other, I realized that it was time for me to put my money where my mouth is.

Hillary Clinton believes in party unity.

Barack Obama believes in party unity.

Where do you stand?

Consider donating $50 to help Hillary pay down her debt. You'll get a free t-shirt and the satisfaction of knowing that you have helped Hillary and Barack bring our party together.


sricki said...

Great post, I love the shirt! I have to go out of town for the day on Tuesday because I have an interview in another city and need to go apartment hunting. I'm afraid to donate $50 today, but if my gas tank hasn't devoured my bank account by Wed, I'll go ahead and send the money along.

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