Karen has been telling you for months about how important this election is going to be for the future of our state. It is an unprecedented opportunity with 5 statewide elections with no incumbents -- including Governor and Senator. But, since we're getting close to a year away from the election, I wanted to give you a bit of an update on where we are.
One of the first things I did as Executive Director was review how ready we are to win next November and bring change to Florida. And I was impressed to see the amount of people already working hard to win the election more than a year out.
Thanks to all your help we are on the right track.
Over 1,570 people like you have donated to the Florida Democratic Party this year online, the most we have ever had in history - and nearly 5 times more donors than the Republican Party. We know that the best campaigns are powered by donations from every-day Floridians working for change -- that's how Obama won in 2008 and how we're going to do it in 2010.
Your donations and time have also helped us expand our grassroots programs. And thanks to your donations we have recruited over 5,000 new volunteers in the last 9 months. They are already on the ground helping President Obama.
Your grassroots donations have built a communications program more robust than we have had in years. You helped us to take on the Republican culture of cronyism and corruption in Tallahassee and stand up to indicted former Speaker Ray Sansom, former lobbyist Bill McCollum, as well as Charlie Crist and his handpicked crony George LeMieux.
Your donations and dedication has helped us as we begin to plan for the next election. Thanks to your support over the past 9 months, we know that we can commit more resources, more aggressively than ever before because we can count on Floridians like you to make it happen.
Every donation, every hour volunteered, and every voter that registers as a Democrat has gotten us closer to winning in 2010 and bringing new and different leadership to Tallahassee.
Florida Democrats have come even further since last November. If we continue on this pace through 2009, the Florida Democratic Party will be ready to win more than ever before.
Thank you for everything you've done.
Florida Democratic Party