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Friday, June 27, 2003


June 30th

posted by Aziz P. at Friday, June 27, 2003 permalink View blog reactions

The Q2 deadline is June 30th, and all donations up to $250 are matched, dollar for dollar, by the federal government. Dean desperately needs to build on the incredible momentum of the past week - we have won the MoveOn primary, broken the 40,000 mark on MeetUp, and seen more coverage of our candidate in the major media than in the entire previous year combined!

The Million Dollar Challenge is only $100,000 shy of the ultimate goal. And we here in Dean Nation can do our part - by contributing through the Dean Nation All-Star team, we can meet our pledge goal of $10,000. Please donate whatever you can afford - and add a penny for the internet.

Imagine - if Dean breaks the million dollar mark in two days. Imagine - if we in Dean Nation can raise $10,000 dollars collectively for Dean. Imagine - if we, at the nexus of Dean's netroot support, are able to make such a powerful statement! 10,000 powerful statements, in fact...

We have over 2,000 daily visitors a day. If only half of those visiting donate $10 each, we will meet our All-Star pledge and move Dean $20,000 closer to the Million Dollar Challenge (including federal matching funds).

We can do this. We must do this. Please, donate now, donate tomorrow, donate before June 30th. We are making a difference. We are taking our country back!

UPDATE: Dean for America has raised $600,000 in just 24 hours!! The new goal at-bat is 2 million - and Dean Nation has already raised $500 towards our own pledge goal of $10,000. June 30th is now only two days away - please, join in our collective effort and let's show the campaign the real power of the netroots!


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Nation-Building was founded by Aziz Poonawalla in August 2002 under the name Dean Nation. Dean Nation was the very first weblog devoted to a presidential candidate, Howard Dean, and became the vanguard of the Dean netroot phenomenon, raising over $40,000 for the Dean campaign, pioneering the use of Meetup, and enjoying the attention of the campaign itself, with Joe Trippi a regular reader (and sometime commentor). Howard Dean himself even left a comment once. Dean Nation was a group weblog effort and counts among its alumni many of the progressive blogsphere's leading talent including Jerome Armstrong, Matthew Yglesias, and Ezra Klein. After the election in 2004, the blog refocused onto the theme of "purple politics", formally changing its name to Nation-Building in June 2006. The primary focus of the blog is on articulating purple-state policy at home and pragmatic liberal interventionism abroad.