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Dear Mary Beth,

What a treat it is to receive a message from you twice a month asking for campaign contributions. I duly note that with each passing month, parting with my cash is "more critical than ever before." So you can imagine the sheer euphoria when not only do I get your message from your automatically-generated e-mail processing machine, but when I get the same exact message with different borders and formatting from the DNC website as well.

Having gladly contributed in the past (several times), I can appreicate that presidential campaigns are now a billion-dollar industry. However, the e-mail overload hasn't energized my comment; rather it is curbed my enthusiam.

Since your systems are not able to seperate out requests for political contributions from general information updates, offer alternatives ways to make an non-monetary impact, and just send too many messages asking for money, I have decided to remove myself from the DNC and Kerry-Edwards mailing list.

I am sure me and my limited contributions don't make much of a difference, as your team has probably learned from spammers that the responses usually justify the financial outlays. But I'd like to think that a little more focus on encouraging non-financial activism would have resulted in financial activism by default (how many times have people said "well I cannot volunteer personally, but this contribution ought to cover it..."?)

So while you have my support, you won't see anymore of my money until you begin to practise responsible e-mail practises. Go Kerry.

Most Annoyed,



( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Aug. 31st, 2004 07:45 am (UTC)
while i totally sympathize, the problem is this sorta stuff doesn't bother the republicans/conservatives

this is unfortunately the way it is going to be for a while until there is real change in the system.
Aug. 31st, 2004 07:59 am (UTC)
grrrrr....you are so right
It's a vicious circle...and picking between the small evil of having to press delete and the greater evil of another 4 years of Dubya, I guess I'll send them another contribution.

And for a moment, I was soooo proud of myself. ;-)
Aug. 31st, 2004 09:25 am (UTC)

Congratulations! You're our 1,000,000th visitor! CLICK HERE for your PRIZE!!!


The reason they keep hitting you up is because you contribute -- that puts you on the A list. Get them to "unsubscribe" you -- then do your donating by mail, and DON'T give them your email, phone, etc. You'll still get mail from them, but not eSPAM. And they'll have to pay foreign postage... make them work for it, I say!
Sep. 2nd, 2004 12:09 am (UTC)
I agree with you! That sounds like a good idea. I just hate the thought of getting Bush-Whacked for another 4 years.

I is a-scared. Frightened even!
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