Twelve days out from Inauguration Day, the Obama campaign is still asking supporters for money.
The campaign’s latest email solicitation makes the startling claim that the upcoming inauguration will be the “most…accessible inauguration in our nation’s history.” In fact, it will be among the least accessible inaugurations in the nation’s history as an unprecedented security dragnet descends on the nation’s capital.
Here is the email sent out today:
On January 20th, our journey to bring change will officially begin.
We’re organizing the most open and accessible inauguration in our nation’s history. And we’re doing it without contributions from Washington lobbyists or big corporations.
Just like we did on the campaign, we’re relying entirely on supporters like you — ordinary people giving whatever they can afford to make this an event for all Americans.
I know we’ve asked a lot of you. But changing the way business is done in Washington will take a commitment from all of us. Right now, you can help give this administration a strong start.
And if you make a donation of any amount before midnight tonight, you could be selected to come to Washington, D.C., and be part of the welcome ceremony, the swearing in, the Inaugural Parade, and the Inaugural Community Ball.
Make a donation of $5 or more and be part of the historic moment you made possible.
We have a long road ahead of us, and we’re going to face some major challenges as soon as we start. But I know I can count on you every step of the way.
Thank you for everything you’ve done and happy New Year,
P.S. — You could be there for this historic moment even if you cannot make a donation. You can show your support by sharing what this Inauguration means to you. Learn more here: [LINK]