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Le Sigh – Fundraising

Oh, what the heck… I may as well.

First of all, I want to express how honored I feel to have been given the opportunity to represent you at the Democratic National Convention to nominate President Obama for a well-deserved re-election this fall. I could hardly believe it when Jim Matheson stumbled on my last name when he announced I had won at the State Convention – all thanks to YOUR support.

This experience has already opened doors for me and I have really enjoyed making so many wonderful new friends throughout the community. It has felt so great to be involved with the political process, and to know that what I am doing is making a meaningful difference.

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Now, I am reaching out to you for one last piece of support – I would greatly appreciate any donation you would be willing to make toward helping me with the costs of attending the convention. Every little bit will help SO much. Your generosity means very much to me, and I am truly grateful for this experience.

I just can’t wait to show the President how much we proud Utah Democrats support him!
Be Well & Regards,
Kat V.
(801) 888-1707

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Work in Progress

The following is a draft of the mass email I’m going to send to all Utah State Delegates before the upcoming convention – I’d appreciate any critique, suggestions, etc. And please don’t laugh too much at me for being so cheesy.

Dear ____,

Hello there! My name is Kathleen Villanueva and I am running for National Delegate. I’m reaching out to YOU in request of your support for me to represent the First Congressional District or the State At-Large this September at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The reason I am running for National Delegate is because I want to get involved in doing something meaningful for our community as well as become better acquainted with how residents like you feel about important issues facing our nation and our state.

As you know, our interests as Democrats in this red state of Utah are constantly challenged and disregarded. One of the things I feel is most important for everyone to understand is tolerance. We all come from different backgrounds and believe in different things, but it doesn’t mean that our opinions don’t matter. The values we believe in as laborers, people of color, innovators, entrepreneurs, the disabled, veterans and the LGBT community of Utah need to be represented at the federal level. In our diversity of culture, skills, beliefs and experiences lie the keys to change and opportunity that we would all like to see in our communities and in our country.

I was born 21 years ago on Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines and I have lived in Davis County for 17 years. I attended Hill Field Elementary, Layton Elementary, Bluff Ridge Elementary, Central Davis Junior High, Syracuse Junior High and Northridge High School. I recently graduated from the University of Utah in Political Science, Economics and International Relations, and ultimately I hope that someday in the future I may be someone who can work to foster growth and development for the Beehive State. But for now, I would like to represent our community and cast my vote for President Obama because I am confident he will continue to deliver positive change and make progress in this country with our best interests at heart – and I won’t be able to have this opportunity without your support.

I will continue to communicate with our community beyond Convention to ensure that constituents’ concerns continue to be addressed by the folks who are obliged to listen to them. I kindly appreciate your support and I would be more than happy to meet if you wish to have a more detailed conversation with me. I am very interested in learning more about what is important to you, so please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you so much! See you at Convention!

Mobile: (801) 888-1707

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