Friend,

In a few months, I’ll be heading into the voting booth to cast my vote for the next President of the United States. And, like so many of you, I’ve spent this primary observing the candidates and the parties, and what they represent.

And I have to say, this has been a difficult period for the Republicans. They’re trying to figure out what they’re standing for — whether they will be the party of building walls and surveilling neighborhoods, whether they will be the party that enshrines discrimination in our laws.

But the good news for Democrats is that we know what we believe. We believe that climate change is real and that we must do something about it. We believe in raising the minimum wage, and that women should be paid the same as men for doing the same job. We believe that our laws should reflect our heritage as a nation of immigrants. We believe that all people should be treated with dignity and respect, no matter their race or religion, gender or sexual orientation.

We have two fine Democratic candidates who, no matter their differences, share this same set of core beliefs that defines our party. And in November, we’re going to make sure that one of them becomes our next president.

But first — right now — I need to know that you’re in:

 

Barack Obama