July 14, 2007
Dear Friends and Supporters,
During some Fourth of July celebrations a couple weeks back, I was reflecting on the greatness of our country. I felt so proud to be an American. Then suddenly I realized just how much we have at stake. Friends, we could lose our country! How deeply sad and frightening it is to think we could lose it! We simply can't let that happen-we must work harder.
Look what we are facing: The government is doing nothing about the invasion coming across our southern border or the companies who continue to employ illegals by the millions. And Washington promises to bring back amnesty until it's passed.
Thanks to patriots like you, and Tom Tancredo's courageous leadership, we stopped amnesty's advance in the U.S. Senate, but it is not going away until we elect a President committed to securing our borders and preserving our national identity. It is our country -- we have to take it back!
In less than a month, on Saturday, August 11, our campaign and our movement will face a critical test at the Iowa Republican Party's Straw Poll in Ames. This will be the first statewide vote in the 2008 Republican presidential contest, and the media will analyze its outcome closely and extensively.
If Tom can do well in the Iowa Straw Poll, he will automatically be treated as a "first tier" candidate for the Republican nomination, and we will be on the way to stopping amnesty once and for all.
Now I know that Ames may be a long drive for you, and it's going to be hot, and the state fair is the same day. But I do not believe it is overdramatic to say that the fate of this nation hangs in the balance. There are nearly 20 million illegal aliens in the country today, and the demographics are changing fast. I honestly believe that the 2008 election is our last chance to elect a President who will stop the flood of illegal immigration before it changes our America forever.
We know that whenever America has faced crises before, there have been those who have risen to the occasion. That is why, if you will take a stand with us now, and help us at the Iowa Straw Poll, Tom and the campaign want to reward you.
We have developed a special thank you program for your efforts: If you
will help us build the Army Against Amnesty by bringing your friends and
neighbors to the straw poll Tom wants to thank you personally in the following
|Number of people you bring to the straw poll (people not already on our attendee list)||Your "Thank You" From Tom|
|6 straw poll attendees||Personalized, autographed book from Congressman Tancredo and a T-shirt reading "I am an officer in Tom's Army Against Amnesty"|
|12 straw poll attendees||Autographed book, T-shirt and Dinner with Tom in Iowa|
|25 straw poll attendees||Autographed book, T-shirt, and an all-expenses paid trip to DC to meet Tom for dinner and get a tour of the U.S. Capitol!|
So please talk to your friends and family, recruit patriots in your community, and become an officer in the Army Against Amnesty. All you need to do is complete the attached form and either call the info into Rachel at 1-888-GO-TOM-O8, fax it to Rachel at 703-255-9899 or email Rachel.firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, please call 1-888-468-6608.
Remember, we will arrange round-trip travel to Ames for you and your friends; we will buy your ticket so you can vote in the straw poll…..and we're also going to provide a great all-American lunch and entertainment for you on the campus of Iowa State University! And if you can't commit the whole afternoon then just come by, say "hello" to Tom, cast your vote in the Straw Poll, and be about your day.
I cannot thank you enough for your support. Every person you bring is a critical contribution to the cause and the campaign.
Thank you so much for all your help in this most important effort! Together let's win this one for our children.