"I am writing to inform you that I will be a candidate for President of the United States. I ask for your support."
Those were the first words I used to launch our campaign almost 11 months ago. In that same announcement, I also wondered if it may already be too late to stop the billionaire class and the forces of greed from buying the presidency.
But what we have proved since that day is that it is not too late. Through our campaign, we have started to turn back the assault on the foundations of our democracy and our future.
But tomorrowis probably the single most important day for our campaign since we started.
We’ve set a goal of reaching 150,000 individual contributions from yesterday morning to midnight tonight. Right now, we’re more than halfway there.
So I have to ask directly:
Can I count on you to make a $3 contribution before our midnight deadline? Reaching our goal could be the difference between victory and defeat in the Democratic primary.
We are now, as we were when we started this campaign, at a moment of truth.
We need to face up to the reality of where we are as a nation, and the same old establishment ideas will no longer be enough.
I believe America is ready for a new path to the future.
And tomorrow night’s results will go a long way toward determining if we’ll get that chance. That’s why your $3 contribution is so important.