Hi, Mary --
My name is Greg, and I've worked for Joe Biden for the past five years.
I wanted to write you to say hello and introduce myself. And I hope you'll say hi back by replying to this email. I also want to tell you a little more about how we operate, and what makes us different.
We're a political action committee -- meaning we raise money for candidates and causes. But that's about all we have in common with other PACs. Other PACs make decisions in private, holding themselves accountable only to their wealthiest donors. They communicate their message in vague phrases that don't make much sense to the average person.
We think there is a better way. Here's how we do things:
We turn to you first when it comes to deciding which candidates and causes we help. In 2017, thousands of you, from all around the country, told us who you believed in and why. And as a result, every single person that Joe Biden endorsed and campaigned for was recommended by you. (And nearly every single one of them won, with your help!)
We believe that no race is too small to invest in. Joe Biden's first job in politics was on the New Castle County Council, after all. And that's why last year, we helped out on races up and down the ticket -- from local mayoral races all the way up to the United States Senate.
We're not frivolous. We keep our staff extremely small, so as much of your donations as possible can go toward supporting the candidates and causes we believe in. Last year, for instance, Joe Biden spent a lot of time flying commercial. He also took the train because, you know, Joe Biden.
Long story short: That's the kind of organization you're supporting when you make a donation to American Possibilities. Smart, scrappy, no bull.
That's my commitment to you as Executive Director of this organization, and I wanted you to hear it directly from me.
We'll be in touch in the weeks to come as we build out our plan for who to support in 2018. In the meantime, I hope you'll reply, say hello, and tell me about yourself.
Thanks for fighting alongside us.