I wanted to share with my readers a special note from Senator Al Franken (D-Minnesota) that I received in email this morning:
Al Franken firstname.lastname@example.org via bounce.bluestatedigital.com
8:49 AM (26 minutes ago)
Al Franken - U.S. Senator, Minnesota
Sometimes, clicking your mouse is a bad idea -- unless you really believe that animated dancing gerbil is going to give you a great deal on a reverse mortgage.
But sometimes you can accomplish an awful lot with a single click. Like, for instance, saving our democracy.
You made a big difference when you signed my petition to overturn Citizens United. And you can make an even bigger difference with one more click -- by sharing that petition with your friends and family.
Click here to share the petition on Facebook.
Click here to share it on Twitter.
It doesn’t take much to win these fights -- but it does take teamwork. And in the time it took you to read this email, you can do your part and make our team a little bigger. You have friends and family who care about our democracy just as much as you do. And by asking them to click on a link and join our movement to overturn Citizens United, you can include them in a citizens’ movement that will make our country a better place.
Hey, it beats clicking on those dancing gerbil ads.
Click here to share on Facebook.
Click here to share on Twitter.
P.S.: One more thing you can do with a single click: Make a contribution to help us grow our movement. We’ll use your gift to reach people who might not otherwise hear about our effort.
Now, in the interests of full disclosure, I will reveal here that I went to the site to "sign" Al Franken's petition and instead of using my real name or "Holger Awakens" I used the following:
First name: FuckU Last Name: Al