November 24th, 2008 5:33 pm | by JAMES PITKIN News | Posted In: Politics, Politics

Pimping Holiday Charity to Obama's Grassroots

Food Bank

There's been much speculation about what the Democratic Party will do now with the unprecedented grass-roots network Barack Obama assembled during the presidential campaign.

If the email below from Democratic Party of Oregon boss Trent Lutz is any indication, those contacts won't be employed solely for political aims. The message arrived Sunday in our inbox, which used to be flooded with letters from Obama and Joe Biden.

After recent news that Oregon is the nation's third-hungriest state, we're glad to see the Obama contact list being put to charitable use as the holidays approach.
Subject: Holiday Food Drive
Date: November 23, 2008 4:42:00 PM PST

Thank you for supporting the Campaign For Change in Oregon and helping elect Barack Obama, Jeff Merkley and Democrats up and down the ticket.

Together, we've made history, made Oregon proud, and given America an opportunity for change.

Now, we can continue the campaign right here in Oregon.

As we all know, our state and country are hard hit by challenging economic times. For too many Oregon families, bare pantries are a fact of life. Too many seniors have to choose between buying medication or buying food.

We can do something about it by donating food and resources to communities in need.

We're asking you to help us support the Oregon Food Bank by collecting food from your friends and neighbors and dropping it off at your local Oregon Food Bank location. We'll continue this drive through the end of the year.

You can drop off donations at the Democratic Party of Oregon at 232 NE 9th Ave in Portland. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 503-224-8200 for more information.

Click here to see a list of food bank sites in all 36 counties.

If you can't collect food, please make a monetary donation to the Oregon Food Bank.

Oregon's Campaign For Change continues with our work. Let's work together to make a difference in our community.

Thanks for your help.


Trent Lutz
Executive Director
Democratic Party of Oregon
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