Grassroots fundraising: “This is the time”

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Beth from California is one of the hundreds of supporters who became a grassroots fundraiser the day President Obama announced his support for same-sex marriage.

“It was just one of those moments,” Beth says. “I felt the same way I felt when President Obama got ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ passed. It was a pretty courageous move. I’m very concerned about the polarization in our country along social and cultural lines, so when these moments happen, I feel even more invested in the President.”

After Beth heard the announcement, she got started on her grassroots fundraising page:

“I set up the page and posted the link to my Facebook. I talked about it over the course of the week, and wrote emails to my friends. I just thought it was a good time to reach out to people I know and ask them to make a donation. I told them, ‘This is the time. This is an important moment to show support for the Obama campaign, given the risk the President took.’ And I think that stuck with a lot of them.”

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