This time last month, we weren't sure when we'd have an opponent.

Now we're facing a united group of Republicans and special interests that's coalescing around Mitt Romney. And one multimillion-dollar donor at a time, they're planning to buy the keys to the White House:

       -- $500 million from their highest-dollar donors
       -- $200 million (at least) from special-interest groups, one of which has already raised more than $80 million from fewer than 100 people
       -- All in all, they're ready to spend $1 billion -- whatever it takes to defeat President Obama

We're facing our first fundraising deadline of the general election on Monday -- our first chance to show the Republican machine that more than 1.8 million grassroots donors aren't going to let our opponents buy this election.

Chip in $3 or more today.

If you need extra incentive to pitch in today: You'll be automatically entered for a free trip to Los Angeles to meet President Obama at George Clooney's house. Not a bad perk for supporting the campaign at a critical deadline.

If the other side succeeds, we may never even know the names of the people who bought this election -- many of the outside groups are funded by anonymous sources, including corporations.

Supporters like you, chipping in what you can, when you can, are how we'll face them down.

Will you make a donation before Monday's crucial deadline?




Jim Messina
Campaign Manager
Obama for America