Friday, October 23, 2009
BWFO's Letter From Creigh Deeds
Dear Black Women for Obama for Change –
I would like to extend my sincerest thanks to you for the hard work and support you have given me throughout this campaign. Your endorsement and volunteer work have been indispensable to our efforts and has served as a personal inspiration to me on the campaign trail.
Your endorsement serves as a powerful reminder that the work of 2008 is not finished. Virginia still faces many challenges. We need to raise teacher pay to the national average to attract high-performing teachers. We must increase financial aid, scholarships, and grant programs to make college more affordable and accessible. We need to jump-start the economy by offering small and women and minority-owned businesses tax credits so they can grow. We need to work together so we all have a chance to succeed.
Your volunteer work has been crucial in keeping Virginia moving forward this year. The Black Women for Obama for Change statewide phone bank on October 20th reached over 2300 voters that are often left out of the political process. Your tireless work to keep these voters engaged is a tribute to your commitment to the Commonwealth and I thank you for it.
However, our work is not done. We have less than two weeks until the end of this campaign and I need all your support. In these last two weeks, please continue to make phone calls, knock on doors, and reach out to your neighbors and friends and convince them to come vote for me and the rest of the Democratic ticket on November 3rd. Only together can we bring opportunity, prosperity, and hope to every corner of the Commonwealth.
Again, I offer my heartfelt thanks for all the work you have done and will continue to do.