Today’s video of the day was found on YouTube, and is an ‘offering’ by Sara Haile-Mariam. You’ll get the joke in a moment.
This video, called ‘My Five Bucks’ is a cute, artsy call to action, and part of a movement really, to encourage the youth of America to donate whatever they can to the Obama Campaign. I love this video, because it speaks to those who think that their meager donations can’t make a difference, when nothing is farther from the truth!
As most people know by now, Senator Obama has out-raised every other candidate in the ’08 race, Republican or Democrat! He has raised double what any Republican candidate has managed to, and out-raised Hillary Clinton by millions of dollars. The reason? My five bucks – your five bucks. He has inspired over 250,000 individual donors to quite literally set themselves up on a payment plan for donating to his campaign. (Yikes – my next payment is due today. Better get on it).
The metaphor of the United States ‘stuck’ in a parking space is clever; the little girl is cute and lends a measure of innocence to the video, but in the end, the message is the most powerful part of this video – even a donation as small as five bucks can make a difference.
The Obama campaign’s ability to reach the ordinary Americans who support the Senator, and show them that they can make an impact a little at a time is why they’ve been so financially successful. So ante up! It doesn’t hurt if you do it a little at a time, and un-sticking our great nation is worth the sacrifice. I know on the day when Senator Obama is sworn in as President of the United States, I’ll be sitting on the edge of my seat, overcome by emotion, and proud as I can be that my contributions in some way played a part in helping the nation move in a new and better direction.
To donate, go to http://www.barackobama.com/donate. It’s quick and easy, and your donation will ensure your place as part of the coolest movement in the history of modern politics!