press on, donna!

The deadline is September 30, here are the current leaderboards:


From Donna Dem:

I’ll need your help to make this once in a lifetime opportunity happen. It will take every donation I can acquire this week. So I’m asking you to do something a little different. If you can donate, will you please make it in multiple amounts? I know this is asking an extra step or two or three or more but this is how we’ll increase my totals in these final days. A $6.00 or $9.00 donation split into $3.00 donations will go a very long way toward winning this challenge.

A word of caution: If you have already made ten (10) donations to my fundraiser this month you have maxed out for this challenge. Thank you for your many donations. So for those who cannot donate or are not in a position to donate please continue to support this effort by sharing my fundraiser link with your family and friends and ask them to donate a small donation if they can.

All the thanks and appreciation I can gather is being sent your way. Thank You from the bottom of my heart.

If you can, please help Donna Dem by donating here – thank you.


Today’s email from the President: I enjoy talking about fundraising deadlines as much as I imagine you enjoy hearing about them. But this Friday’s deadline is important.

It’s a chance for us to prove how we’re different from any campaign in politics: We rely on ordinary Americans giving what they can – one grassroots donation at a time.

This is not just a campaign. It’s a chance for each of us as citizens to organize and change the course of history. And before we close the books this Friday at midnight, I hope you’ll become a part of it.

Please donate $3 or more today.

I’ll be calling some grassroots donors like you by phone this week, so I can say thank you. And if I don’t call you, there’s a chance I’ll see you at dinner with three other supporters sometime soon. Even if I don’t get to thank you personally, every single donation counts.

Thanks for doing your part,



See? Even the President is asking you to donate to Donna Dem’s fundraiser 😉

69 Responses to “press on, donna!”

  1. 1 JoJothecat
    September 27, 2011 at 9:59 am

    I know you will make it Donna,

    Tell President Obama that Chips and the folks at TOD has his back! We PRESS ON every day for him!

  2. 3 utaustinliberal
    September 27, 2011 at 10:05 am

    Woot! Woot! Press On Donna. 😉

  3. September 27, 2011 at 10:07 am

    I am of mixed opinions here… I want Pres. Obama to get a second term (though I hope the country will see how the extreme-right conservatives are blocking everything and freezing the people’s business, and therefore select fewer Tea Party GOP congresspeople), but I don’t like the idea of donations from either persons or organizations being required as part of an election.

    The federal government should have an election fund, and that fund should be split between the Dems and the GOP – with NO extra money allowed, either donated directly or to a PAC-type organization.

    Removing the special interests and big business from the political selection process (i.e. elections) is the only way to ensure that the average Joe (or Jane) is voting for someone who truly has the best interests of the public at heart.

    I applaud the efforts of people like Donna…. I just don’t think this kind of fundraising should be necessary.

    • 5 L3
      September 27, 2011 at 10:29 am

      In an ideal world that would be great, but until then this kind of fundraising is necessary or we lose. I believe Democrats were outspent 20-1 in 2010 and and we lost badly. When you’re in the middle of a war you don’t stop to talk about how bad war is. Your first goal is to win the war and then discuss how to prevent furture wars. In case you haven’t noticed, we’re in the middle of a war.

    • 6 hopefruit2
      September 27, 2011 at 10:45 am

      Christopher as L3 said, in an ideal world, this kind of fundraising shouldn’t be necessary. And the ideas of removing special interests and simply using federal funds split is highly desirable – and I’m all for that if it were possible. However, we are NOT leaving in an ideal world. We are leaving in a world where the deck is stacked and the dice are loaded…and it’s ALL ABOUT MONEY, whether we want to admit it or not.

      The supreme court made a ruling and until this ruling is overturned, that is how it’s going to be.

      • 7 a4alice
        September 27, 2011 at 11:47 am

        Yah. I know what you mean – although I want very much for DONNA TO WIN – YES!!. I know where you are coming from about the ever increasing amounts citizens are required to have in order to campaign. And it seems like it’s just getting to be more and more. It’s a crazy carnival ride that needs to get dealt with and I’m afraid HF2 is right – that until it’s overturned we’re on a train we can’t get off.

        But it is pretty nuts.

        • September 28, 2011 at 7:49 pm

          Yeah, and everyday, i get e-mail either from the DCCC, DNC, or somebody asking for me to chip In $20.00, I already donate monthly, but I am retired, and Is living on a fixed. Makes me feel guilty that I can’t give to everyone that ask me to. I just sent $12.00 today to Congressman Al C Hastings, to save the Medicaid and Social Security Programs. I agree that I’m on a train that I just can’t get off of, as much as I’d like to . When will this end????.

    • September 27, 2011 at 11:54 am

      I don’t like the way onions make my eyes water when I dice them, but if I want diced onions, I have to deal with it.

      • 10 Jennifer
        September 27, 2011 at 12:31 pm

        Classic! I’m going to make another small donation today. And also to PBO campaign. Ha, don’t tell my husband. He’s “in” for sure, but my obsession with politics makes him even cheaper than usual. 😉

        • 11 donna dem 4 obama
          September 27, 2011 at 3:04 pm

          Thanks Jen!

          • 12 Charmed
            September 27, 2011 at 3:11 pm

            I’m getting confused, I donated to your page (getting ready go give a little more) but when Jenifer says “also PBO campaign” ……isn’t it one in the same?

            • September 27, 2011 at 3:15 pm

              Hiya Charmed, all the donations go direct to Obama/Biden 2012, not sure what Jennifer meant. Donna’s fundraiser is hosted by the OFA/BarackObama.com site, anything raised by her goes straight in to the campaign kitty 😉

              • 14 Charmed
                September 27, 2011 at 3:44 pm

                Thanks Chip…..payday if Friday but I got $5 for today….it’s crazy how excited it makes me to “donate” I need my head examined….lol

  4. 15 MTmarilyn
    September 27, 2011 at 10:12 am

    I am in. It is so exciting to know we have a part in this. We know that when you talk to the President (I know you will) You will be speaking for all of us here at TOD! I will be making a small donation each day. It is the least I can do.

  5. September 27, 2011 at 10:13 am

    Chips, I want to let you know that the e-mails I get telling me there’s a new post isn’t working. The page is blank. Is anyone else having this problem?


    • September 27, 2011 at 10:22 am

      Hiya Sherry, yikes! A few people reported that problem yesterday and I was hoping it would be fixed today. Other users reported the problem at the WordPress support forums, so I was sure it would be sorted out. I’ll email them now to see what’s happening. Sorry about this Sherry, thanks for letting me know.

    • September 27, 2011 at 2:15 pm


  6. September 27, 2011 at 10:16 am

    I just heard on the radio that RachelMaddow won an emmy for her show. I think Stewart won one also.

  7. 22 Tally
    September 27, 2011 at 10:55 am


    Tell him WE HAVE HIS BACK!!! Even Princess Potty Mouth!!! 😀 😀 😀

  8. 25 Nili
    September 27, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    I don´t have much time these days to come here, read everything and comment but wow, Donna, this is soooo exciting. I´ll be keeping my fingers crossed for you 🙂

  9. 28 Pamela
    September 27, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Donna, Donna, Bo Bonna, banana fanna, fo fonna, fee, fi, Mo Monna, DONNA! We’ve got your back!

  10. 31 Jennifer
    September 27, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Dang, somehow I keep getting logged out. My own darn fault no doubt. Trying again. Donna, you got it. Press On!

    And, for the laugh of the moment, ck this out. Didn’t log into HP (ugh), but just saw this on twitter. Love it!


  11. 34 57andFemale
    September 27, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    If I’m not overstepping bounds, can I treat this post as an open thread? This is a must-read from Steve Benen this morning: http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal/2011_09/the_aca_and_supreme_court_stra032462.php

  12. September 27, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Donna, I guess I am maxed out. I should have donated in larger increments cause now I can’t help any more this month.

  13. 47 GGail
    September 27, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Gooooooooo Donna!!!!!

    Just think….we might have someone we know actually speak with POTUS or VP!!!!! So exciting!!! 😀

  14. 49 Bill
    September 27, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Nothing happens when I click on to donate. Is there another method to use to donate with Donna?

  15. September 27, 2011 at 2:51 pm

    You guys are GREAT! Bravo Donna!

  16. 53 ChristiMtl
    September 27, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    How exciting, go Donna! …..Crossing my fingers here,..

  17. 54 donna dem 4 obama
    September 27, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Good Lord!
    I’ve been so busy at work today that this is my first time signing in since this morning. I had to call my entire staff into my office to let them see what you all have done today.

    Chips I Love Love Love You and All the rest of the TOD Family YOU ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thank you all so much!

  18. 55 HOPE44
    September 27, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Go Donna…PRESS ON…..Rooting for you.

  19. 57 LOL
    September 27, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    Go Donna…and just to celebrate Donna’s win…here is the funniest article I have read in a while. Its about the MSM and their love for Chris Christie—-a sample

    “Now before the Kool-Aid-slurping Christie Krishnas drop their tambourines and rant about the liberal media slamming their guy, let me say this: I’m a Republican. Check the voter records. I’ve given to Republican candidates. I’ve put Republican signs on my suburban lawn. I’ve been elected to office in my hometown as a Republican. These days, however, I’m ashamed to belong to the party.”


  20. 61 JER
    September 27, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    President Obama in Denver – Live Streaming Video – http://www.kdvr.com/news/livestreaming/

  21. 63 holymoly
    September 27, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    All the best Donna, keeping my fingers crossed for you 😆

  22. 64 meabloom
    September 27, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    This is too cool!!! You get to speak to PBO!!! And yes, I am claiming it for you because I know you will win. You so deserve it. Ugh, you must be excited. Good Luck!!


  23. 65 Charmed
    September 27, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    Just finish Donna….good luck!

  24. September 27, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Gave one more time, Donna. Holding my breath and crossing my fingers.

  25. 67 P
    September 27, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Go Donna!!!!!!!!! This is so cool :D.

  26. September 27, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Okay DD4O, my friend in Florida sent me this update re my ‘Christmas gift’. 😆 😆

    ‘Done two will do more tomorrow. Go Donna!’

    The donation info is per my response to your previous email, but I wanted to share donna’s latest update. Her donation link is near the bottom of the post. Also, thanks again for helping me to feel a part of this. I’m really, really enjoying my involvement because I don’t feel as much of an outsider as before!



    Although we still have a couple of days to go, Donna, I have to say this has been a wonderful way to have fun together around a common, achievable goal. Your accepting this challenge, and doing so well, has brought the President closer (as if there was any space between us before! 😆 ) to TODville IMO. Thanks for the added excitement in our little corner of Obamaland!

  27. 69 Kris
    September 27, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Go Donna! I’m a faithful reader of TOD but don’t post. However, I’m so thankful to be a part of your goal. I’ll get 10 donations in for you.

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