The Just Say No Deal and P.U.M.A. Coalition have initiated a grassroots effort to let Senator Clinton know that we the people are still out here; we’re still behind her; and we’re still fighting for a just, fair, and transparent Democratic National Convention in August. So if you have a few spare moments this weekend please copy this letter, which I faxed yesterday, or write one of your own and send it off by Fax to Senator Clinton’s campaign office in Arlington Virginia. The fax number for that office is 703-962-8600. Or if you prefer you could snail mail it to:
Friends of Hillary
4420 North Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22203
Or Phone: 703-469-2008
The Honorable Senator Hillary Clinton:
I know that you are likely being flooded with faxes from many supporters today, concerning their wishes that your name be placed into nomination at the Denver Convention. I agree with this and do hope that you will seriously consider allowing this to happen on our behalf, your behalf, and our nation’s behalf.
We all know that the outcome of any Convention vote is very uncertain. But to not allow your name to at the very least be placed into nomination so that your pledged delegates and those super delegates who wish to vote for you can do so, would be a travesty and leave a deep and lasting scar upon our democratic process.
The nearly 18 million voters who cast a ballot for you over the course of this primary season believed and still do believe very strongly in your candidacy. They believe as do I, that you are the only Democrat who can win back the White House for our Party this year. They believe in your capacity to bring about real change and a new course to our country through action, not mere promises of such. And we feel very strongly that our votes need to be counted and actually mean something at this year’s convention. If it were not to happen, many will likely view Senator Obama’s nomination as illegitimate, and it will surely depress his chances even further to winning the election against Senator McCain even further then the current polling trends appear to show.
So there is a great need today, as the actual event draws closer, to let you know that we are still here. We are still behind you 120% and hoping beyond hope, that our Democratic Party does the right thing. I, as do many others of that 18 million, understand that you are a true Democrat and that you believe very strongly in our core principles. Well we also believe, as do you, that every vote must be counted and that every voice must be heard. This is what places and keeps our democracy head and shoulders above others and maintains its place as the greatest democracy in the world.
We respect your support of Senator Obama to win the nomination for our Party, but true unity will not be had unless there is a feeling among your 18 million supporters that a true and just democratic process has been fulfilled, and that means that your name be placed into nomination, and your delegates be allowed to cast their votes for you as they and we intended to happen when we voted for you during the primaries.
Senator Clinton you, as the popular vote winner and with a mere percentage of pledged delegates behind Senator Obama, deserve absolutely nothing less. And your 18 million supporters absolutely deserve nothing less. And no matter the outcome at the convention, true democracy and a just democratic system will have prevailed. There is nothing and no one more important to all of us then upholding those very basic principles upon which our great nation was founded.
Thank you for your consideration of this matter, Senator. I will be following your career path heretofore, supporting you always, as well as wishing you all the best in whatever comes your way. God bless you and our great nation.
[Your City, State]