I’m going to cut right to the chase. As the board chair, I don’t write to you often. But today, Better Georgia is under attack and needs your help to fight back.
Whether you are a first-time donor or one of the thousands who have supported Better Georgia financially during the last two years, there’s never been a more important day to give what you can to help continue our work. We’ve come too far to stop now!
Once you’ve learned what’s happened, I know you will want to help us respond to these baseless attacks. Make a contribution of $8 or more today.
Less than twenty-four hours after Gov. Nathan Deal learned that Sen. Jason Carter was running for Governor, the governor’s team sicced their right-wing attack dogs on Better Georgia and launched a baseless smear campaign, complete with name calling and intimidation. They even called for an IRS audit of Better Georgia!
That’s right. Nevermind that Gov. Deal’s secretive REAL PAC raked in a million dollars in contributions from corporations at $50,000 a pop – more than most Georgia families make in an entire year – without bothering to file the required disclosures for more than a year.
And, never mind that Better Georgia follows the law and was carefully and thoroughly vetted by the IRS over the last year and a half.
The facts really don’t matter to Gov. Deal’s team. They spent $120,000 on misleading television ads last week. Today, our goal is to raise just $1,200 from 150 donors to respond to his team’s vicious, dishonest attacks. Will you chip in?
Why are they attacking Better Georgia?
It’s simple, really. They’re scared.
Georgia conservatives know that they are on the ropes. They see the same poll numbers we see, and they know that Georgia is on the cusp of change.
They also know that Better Georgia is efficient and effective, so they are determined to shut us up and shut us down. They’ll say and do anything to keep us from telling the truth about the failed policies of Georgia’s conservative supermajority. And they’re prepared to spend millions.
But we have a secret weapon.
They have wealthy corporations and casino magnates like Sheldon Adelson on their side, but we have YOU on our side. And because of that, we love our odds!
During the last two years, more than 4,500 of you, with an average online contribution of just $51, have sustained Better Georgia financially. More than 80,000 of you have joined our team by signing up for our emails or joining us on FaceBook or Twitter.
Thank you for building Better Georgia from nothing to what it is today!
The truth is, Georgians have had a bellyful of Gov. Deal’s teacher furloughs, serial ethics scandals, child protective services budget cuts, and sky-rocketing property taxes.
Georgians want a better future for their families and for our state.
At Better Georgia, we agree.
We are determined to continue to tell the truth about the failed policies of the conservative supermajority in our state because that’s what you’ve asked us to do.
Make no mistake. This won’t be easy. The rightwing machine will spend money like it’s growing on trees in their backyard. They have millions to spend and no regard for the truth. They will come at us hard and often. We need your help to fight back.
I’m giving to Better Georgia today because I’m determined not to let the rightwing spin machine win. I’m determined to stand up for good schools, safe kids and clean government.
I’m betting you are, too.
All the best,
P.S. We chose $1,200 as a goal today because it’s just $8 each from 150 supporters. We know it will be tough to reach 150 donors in a single email but we believe you are ready to fight for change. Will you be one of the 150?