Jim Neal

We did it!

Filed By Jim Neal | April 02, 2008 1:20 PM | comments

Filed in: Living, Marriage Equality, Politics
Tags: Congress, eQualityGiving, fundraising, gay candidates, Jim Neal, North Carolina, Senate

We did it!

I wanted to drop by and tell you that I was just named the Favorite eQualityGiving Endorsed Candidate. eQualityGiving hosted this contest, pledging to give a $1,000 campaign contribution to the candidate who earned the most votes. The poll just closed at midnight Tuesday morning, and we won by getting over 1000 votes. Together, our campaign won by a 2:1 margin over the next highest vote-getter. This would have been posted yesterday, but I wanted you to be able to know this is no April Fool's joke: I'm immensely proud of all that we've been able to accomplish together, and you deserve to be thanked for all that you've done for our campaign.

Again, thank you so much for your help and your votes over the past month.

If you haven't heard of eQualityGiving, they're a website working to make donations go towards real equality for the LGBTQ community and not to waste. eQualityGiving provides strategic services to assist new and experienced donors in giving for the cause of LGBTQ Equality. They're a website that endorses legitimate contenders for political office, and I was proud when they endorsed me: "Running against the vulnerable Liddy Dole, Neal has a good shot at becoming the first openly gay man elected to the US Senate. His bona fide commitment to the Equality Goals including transgender rights and civil marriage equality make him an outstanding candidate."

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I'm not saying this race is going to be easy. But it's clear that we are part of a movement - a grassroots campaign of the type that hasn't been seen since the days before powerful Washington consultants took over and told us what we have to settle for. If the events of this year and the weakness of the Republican Party has demonstrated anything, it's that this is the year that we can vote for what we want, not just what we think we can get.

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And if you haven't joined our campaign yet, now is the time. We're working harder than Hell for this victory. Many of our volunteers are staying long into the night to keep our voter file up-to-date, or to put together mailings. Our office is filled to the brim with excitement. We are securing support from all across the state, and breaking down barriers. Just two weeks ago, I received the support of the Black Political Caucus of Charlotte-Mecklenburg County, the largest African American political action group, in the largest county of North Carolina.

We've got 35 days left before our primary, when North Carolina chooses between a proud Democrat and a closet Republican. We have the momentum, the movement, and the message. Now, we need your help. And if the help you give during these last 35 days is anything like the support that you've given to the campaign thus far, I know we can win.

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Volunteer for Get Out the Vote activities HERE

Thank you very much for your time.

Jim Neal
Candidate for U.S. Senate

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I"m so proud of you, Jim. I also heard about your go-round with James Carville too... Way to stand up to the man!

Michael Crawford Michael Crawford | April 3, 2008 11:22 AM

I bow at the feet of any man who can silence James Carville. You are the man Jim.

Great news Jim!

Also - if anyone reading this Blog, happens to live in LONDON, England and is American, we are hosting a fundraising dinner for Jim Neal on Wednesday, 9 April.

If you are interested, please contact Sarah Forman at Jim Neal's office for more details.

I hope you can make it! And of course you can still donate to the campaign even if you can't!