Thursday, December 23, 2004

Holiday Message from John Kerry

I know many of our visitors are on the email list, but incase you are not, I wanted to share this email from John Kerry :

Dear Pamela,

I hope this message finds you and your loved ones enjoying the holidays. I have been thinking a lot about what our community can do to mark the end of what has been an extraordinary year. We have formed bonds of friendship and commitment that I know will extend far into the future.

So, in addition to thanking you once again for all you have done, I'm writing to invite your participation in one final 2004 act of collective generosity. As a soldier, I remember how much it meant to hear from loved ones - especially at the holidays. So, I thought you and I could work together to make it easier for our soldiers serving in Iraq to phone home and hear a friendly voice.

We've found a program that does just that. Operation Phone Home is run by the USO, which has been an extraordinary friend to American soldiers for decades. The USO buys phone cards at cost and provides them to our soldiers free of charge. You can help the USO help our troops this holiday season right here:

In January, I will go to Iraq to see the situation firsthand and personally visit with our courageous troops who are serving America so well. Nothing would please me more than telling them that hundreds of thousands of us have expressed our thanks to them in this concrete and personal way.

Your gift can help a soldier phone home.

In the New Year, I will be writing you about our 2005 projects and priorities. In the meantime, I hope you will enjoy this special time of year. Thanks so much for your constant acts of friendship and your special consideration of this request.

John Kerry

P.S. There are 140,400 U.S. military members serving in Iraq. Any calls they make home to those anxiously awaiting their safe return are at their own expense. A gift of $100 will provide 20 soldiers with a 100-minute phone card. A $1,000 donation would do the same for 200 soldiers. Please help. A friendly and familiar voice can mean so much to a soldier serving America so far away from home.


Blogger Marie said...

I nice email today from Senator Kerry. It's nice to see that he intends to continue to contact Democrats he endeared during his campaign.

The best news he gave today was that he is filing to back the Green/Libertarion effort with Triad.

All tole it's been a very KERRY CHRISTMAS!

5:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Pam!

Got my JK e-mail too. It's a shame to think that the soldiers have to pay for their calls home. Who's in charge of this Mickey Mouse operation anyway? Oh yeah, The Chimperor. Sad.

Btw Pam? You're in Massachusetts right? What's the scoop on Mitt Romney and Kerry Healey? I hear Mitt has 2008 presidential aspirations. Do you think Healey will run for Gov.?

5:55 PM  
Blogger floridadem said...

BTW Pam. The anonymous post above is from me! :)

5:56 PM  
Blogger Pamela Leavey said...

Hi Florida Dem

No, I'm in CA, but I grew up in MA.

Not sure what Romney will do... I hope to god(dess) he does not run.

10:24 AM  

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