EMAIL to supporters from Obama
April 4, 2011
Today, we are filing papers to launch our 2012 campaign.
doing this now because the politics we believe in does not start with
expensive TV ads or extravaganzas, but with you -- with people
organizing block-by-block, talking to neighbors, co-workers, and
friends. And that kind of campaign takes time to build.
though I'm focused on the job you elected me to do, and the race may
not reach full speed for a year or more, the work of laying the
foundation for our campaign must start today.
We've always known
that lasting change wouldn't come quickly or easily. It never does. But
as my administration and folks across the country fight to protect the
progress we've made -- and make more -- we also need to begin
mobilizing for 2012, long before the time comes for me to begin
campaigning in earnest.
As we take this step, I'd like to share
a video that features some folks like you who are helping to lead the
way on this journey. Please take a moment to watch:
Please take a moment to watch: [It Begins with Us
coming days, supporters like you will begin forging a new organization
that we'll build together in cities and towns across the country. And
I'll need you to help shape our plan as we create a campaign that's
farther reaching, more focused, and more innovative than anything we've
We'll start by doing something unprecedented:
coordinating millions of one-on-one conversations between supporters
across every single state, reconnecting old friends, inspiring new ones
to join the cause, and readying ourselves for next year's fight.
will be my final campaign, at least as a candidate. But the cause of
making a lasting difference for our families, our communities, and our
country has never been about one person. And it will succeed only if we
There will be much more to come as the race
unfolds. Today, simply let us know you're in to help us begin, and then
spread the word: