Oh, boy, did my mom do a good job with me. She taught me not to go asking people for money. If I wanted something, I was to either save for it or make the money myself. Don’t buy on credit and don’t go asking other people for their hard-earned money. She was a child of the Depression era and we ate a lot of Spam, mac and cheese, tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches, and baloney growing up when we weren’t eating out of my grandparent’s vegetable garden. I’ve lost my taste for the baloney, but I still love the rest. I still have a very hard time asking for fiscal help, too.
The trouble is that political campaigns have gotten extremely costly. Unless you “know” people like my opponent does, getting people to contribute is really difficult to do and this summer has been worse than ever. I am NOT complaining. That’s just a fact. From the biggest races to the smallest, we all need money. Each supporter only has a finite resource to spread around.
Here’s what I want you to do for me:
I want you to go get all that change out of the sofa, recliner, under the car seat, in the console of the car, ash tray, side pocket, coat pocket, pocketbook bottom, or change basket on the top of your dresser and send it to me. You can take it to the store and exchange it for a gift card if that’s convenient and mail the gift card to me. Banks will take it and give you the money back. (My bank has a coin machine in it.) Just send me all that loose change. If I’m going to be at an event, I’ll just take the loose change. Not a problem. For example, I will be at the Emerge event in Columbus on 7/22 at 3:30 pm. I’m also planning on attending the Troup County Dems Monthly Meeting in August. I hope to see the Muscogee, Meriwether, and Harris Dems as well.
Every little bit helps. You do not have to live in District 29 to contribute. The maximum donation per person is $2800 which I doubt anyone will get close to. If you have that many pennies in a jar, you’re going to need a forklift to move it!
Come on and help me out. Yard signs cost about $6-8/each to print. That’s the bulk rate. If you want a yard sign, then I need the money to order them. I have to order about 500 at a time to get that pricing, and that will be well over $4500. Nothing is cheap.
Let’s put some gas in the tank of my old junker car!!