Organizing for Action: You Didn’t Forget to Donate, Did You?

This e-mailed fundraising message from Organizing for Action is best read in a Joe Pesci voice, with several large guys with broken noses in pinstriped suits punching their palms behind him and scoping out your home as he talks:

This can’t be right.

We’re just going through our records and — even though you’re one of our best supporters — it looks like you’re not a 2013 founding member.

Nothing’s changed: It still takes each of us chipping in what we can, when we can, to build the kind of grassroots movement that can win the big fights.

Please take a moment to review the supporter record associated with this exact email address:

     – OFA 2013 founding member: Pending

     – Suggested donation: $5

And make sure you become an OFA founding member by chipping in $5 or more today.

With all of us working together, we can accomplish a lot in the new year, but this is always going to be a team effort.

The post-script is, “Nice IRS return you got there, pal. Hope nothin’ happens to it.” I’m kidding.

For now.

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