When I decided to run for president, I had to decide: should I start a super PAC and travel the country begging millionaires and billionaires to contribute to my campaign?
It took me about a tenth of a second to decide against that.
Instead, we chose a different path, and it's very moving to me that our campaign has received more than 5 million individual contributions from working people and the middle class who want us to transform this country in significant ways.
So that’s why I send these emails, because it is how we’re able to run a campaign that is not beholden to Wall Street, the pharmaceutical industry, and those who profit from the destruction of the planet.
And it’s why I have to ask directly – one more time – ahead of the most important day of the campaign to date:
Can I count on you to contribute $3 to our campaign to help us hit our goal of 150,000 individual contributions before midnight? We’re very close, and yours could be the one that puts us over.
This campaign is about a grassroots movement of Americans standing up and saying: "Enough is enough.
This country and our government belong to all of us, not just a handful of billionaires."
Every single contribution we receive not only amplifies that message, but helps ensure we’ll have the resources we need to win.