1.2 Million Who Signed Obama's ‘Birthday Card’ Asked to Send Fundraising Chain Letter to 'Five Friends'
August 4, 2010 - 5:18 PMOrganizers are asking the 1.2 million who have signed an online card to the president to forward Michelle Obama's e-mail -- a Democratic fundraiser --"to five friends."
But organizers want more and have sent out a fundraising “chain letter” asking recipients to forward Michelle Obama’s message “to five friends.”
As CNSNews.com reported, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) sent out an e-mail last week from the first lady asking people to sign an online birthday greeting for the president. But clicking on the link takes those who sign the card to a Democratic Party “donation” page that directly solicits contributions.
The latest e-mail, sent in the name of Organizing for America founder David Plouffe, states the following:
“Today's the President's 49th birthday, and I just heard how many of you have signed his birthday card so far: 1,266,611 as of this morning.
“It's already an amazing show of support. But before the card is delivered -- with all of your signatures -- I want to make sure as many folks as possible get the chance to sign it.
“Will you forward the First Lady's e-mail below to five friends and ask them to sign with you?”
The e-mail provides a link to the official “Sign the card” Web page, which asks for a name and an e-mail address. Clicking the “Send the card” button takes the viewer directly to a page soliciting money.