As an Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran who relies on the VA medical system for my primary health care, I wanted to make sure you had a chance to read the message General Clark sent earlier today.
These is so much at stake this election: keeping Trump out of the White House, electing Tammy Duckworth and other progressive veterans, stopping the Koch Brothers campaign to privatize the VA and more. So I want to echo General Clark's request and ask:
Please make a $3 contribution to VoteVets before tonight's midnight deadline. This is important.
This deadline isn't just about how much money we can raise, but how many people contribute to elevate the voices of veterans in these campaigns.
All my best,
Iraq War Veteran
From: General (Ret.) Wesley Clark
Date: Thursday, June 30 2016
Subject: A personal note
Since I entered the service more than 50 years ago, it's hard for me to remember a more important election for veterans and military family members than the one ahead.
People say that all the time, but the prospect of a President Donald Trump escalating our wars in the Middle East and privatizing care for veterans when they come home is just terrifying.
The good news is, there is no progressive organization better suited to meet the challenges of the coming election cycle than VoteVets. But they face a critical fundraising deadline at midnight tonight. So I want to ask you directly:
Can I count on you to join me in making a $3 contribution to VoteVets ahead of tonight's critical FEC fundraising deadline? It is so important.
I've been an advisor to VoteVets since their launch in 2006, and I can tell you that there isn't a more powerful political organization out there once they get involved in a race. Thank you for contributing to them before this critical fundraising deadline. I wouldn't ask if it didn't matter so much.
General (Ret.) Wesley Clark