They say, “it takes a village.” The adage certainly applies to political campaigns!
This week we filed our formal January 31 campaign finance disclosure. Our report says that, together, we have raised more than $115,000 to challenge incumbent Fran Millar in State Senate 40, Georgia’s most flippable senate district. To say this is a big milestone is an understatement! It shows both broad and deep support for our mission and our approach.
Successful campaigns never really stop until the last vote is cast on election day, but I’d like to pause a moment to say thank you to all of you who are working so hard with us.
It’s overwhelming to flip through my ten page document of individual donors — hundreds and hundreds of people — seeing the names of everyone who has given to this campaign. But this list of donors doesn’t even come close to representing what has been given in time and talent to this effort. This IS what democracy looks like!
Campaigns are expensive. And while I wish we could use that $115,000 to buy a homeless family a little house, I realize we are investing in something much bigger. We are working to create a government that reflects our values of inclusiveness, fairness, and equality. And that is worth the money!
So thank you, everyone, who has given time, talent, and money. We have an incredibly robust start and we’ll continue to grow as 2018 unfolds. I look forward to doing that with you.