Dear Friends and Supporters:
I'm writing today to remind you that the Federal Elections Committee (FEC) filing deadline for the 1st quarter of 2012 is tomorrow, Saturday, March 31st. As such, there's less than 48 hours left for all of us to help our Champion in Congress, Rep. Hansen Clarke prior to the end of the quarter.
As I mentioned the other day, due to redistricting, Rep. Clarke is engaged in a primary battle to keep his seat in Congress. I cannot overstate the importance of making sure that Hansen Clarke remains right where he belongs: in Congress, fighting for us!
No other Member of Congress has listened to your needs as closely as Hansen Clarke and, certainly, no other Member of Congress has introduced legislation designed to directly help you deal with your daily struggles over student loan debt. We need Hansen Clarke to remain in Congress to continue to fight on behalf of student loan borrowers all across the country.
Unlike any other grassroots movement in the country, ForgiveStudentLoanDebt has its own voice in Congress. Should the Student Loan Forgiveness Act of 2012, or the forthcoming Student Loan Borrower Bill of Rights fail to pass in Congress this year, we'll need Hansen Clarke in Congress next year to re-introduce both bills and fight on their behalf. If Hansen Clarke loses his August 7th primary, we all lose that voice in Congress and that cannot happen!
Therefore, I'm asking you to please join me in helping Hansen Clarke win his August 7th primary by making a small donation to his re-election campaign today. No amount is too small - $50, $25, $10, or even just $5 would go a long way towards demonstrating that Hansen Clarke is running to win on August 7th.
I realize that times are tough and that if you had extra money to spare, you wouldn't be struggling with your student loans. Believe me when I say that nobody understands your concerns better than I do, however; just imagine the cost of losing Hansen Clarke in Congress - the loss of hope, the loss of an enthusiastic voice fighting for YOU.
That scenario is simply unacceptable and, therefore, I'm asking you to make every effort to make a donation - however small - TODAY.
As always, thank you for your time and attention. Together, with Rep. Hansen Clarke on our side, we WILL win this fight to restore sanity to the student lending system!