I’m delighted to be collaborating with Joe Trippi, one of my favorite liberals, on a bipartisan project to support America’s veterans. The project is called the Eleven Eleven campaign; the objective is to get 11 million Americans to contribute $11 apiece to support America’s vets. The campaign will be internet-driven, and all bloggers are invited to participate. Here is a description of the campaign:
This Veterans Day marks the beginning of The Eleven Eleven Campaign — a nationwide campaign by BeyondTribute.org to change the way America honors its Veterans.
The objective of the campaign is simple: to get 11 million Americans to donate $11 to support America’s Veterans. We’ve made giving back to our Vets simple through a national Text to Give Campaign (simply text “VETS” to 85944 to contribute).
Contributions are distributed directly to Beyond Tribute’s 11 coalition partners, who specialize in providing direct services and advocacy for Veterans of all eras and conflicts, including World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War, and the present day conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
We’re asking bloggers from around the web and across the political spectrum to join us in making this Veteran’s Day a holiday not about sales in the stores, but about making a difference in the lives of our Veterans.
To that end, we’d like to invite you to a special campaign announcement call for bloggers this Monday, November 9th at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT. Join Gold Star Mother Ruth Stonesifer, Democratic political consultant Joe Trippi and Power Line blogger John Hinderaker to learn more about the campaign and how you can help make this November 11th a day when bloggers come together to support our Vets.
Please RSVP to the conference call here:
Dial-in Number: 1-213-289-0500
Participant Access Code: 4670471
The Eleven Eleven Campaign begins on Veterans Day, 2009 – but it continues every day until our goal is reached: bringing 11 million Americans together to change the way America honors its Veterans – moving beyond tribute to action and support.
The organizations that will receive support from the campaign include groups like American Gold Star Mothers, the Wounded Warriors Project, the VFW Foundation, and more. If you have a web site, please join us on the conference call tomorrow at 5 Pacific, 8 Eastern for more information. Thanks!
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