This is big, big news

Barack Obama

Check out this letter from Obama for America Campaign Manager Jim Messina:

I have amazing news, and it’s all because of what people like you have done for this campaign.

In September, this campaign and our party’s grassroots organization raised $181 million. I don’t think I have to tell you how huge that number is.

The more important tally, though, is the number of grassroots donors who came together to chip in what they can to help grow this campaign: more than 1,800,000 million Americans, giving an average donation of just $53.

Day in and day out, you’re out there getting the President’s back. It’s your commitment that gives him and everybody who works for this campaign the confidence and inspiration to get back at it every single day. And we’re all going to do the best we can over next 31 days to honor that support.

But this election isn’t over. With one month left we need to lean in and sprint.

Chip in whatever you can now so we can finish strong.

We’re building this campaign the right way, from the grassroots up. Laurie, a factory worker in Iowa, perfectly captured the spirit of our campaign:

“I plan to make another donation, probably several. I actually love that you can make a six-dollar donation. Six bucks? Come on, that’s a burger or some coffee.”

What makes our campaign so strong is that people like Laurie are giving what they can, when they can, because they know that every donation counts, no matter how big or small.

Our opponents don’t have that. They’re relying on distortions, negativity, and outside groups to win this election.

In the debate, Romney showed just how far he was willing to deviate from the truth in order to win. Outside groups are flooding the airwaves with negative ads trashing President Obama and everything we’ve accomplished together in the past three and a half years.

Over the course of next week alone, these groups are planning an unprecedented negative ad blitz in battleground states across the country.

That’s why it’s so critical that we don’t get complacent. I know I’ve asked a lot of you these past few months, but that’s only because this is extraordinarily important.

Donate now so we can keep our guy—the right guy—in the Oval Office.

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