[Oh, I don't know what we should do ... maybe we should all write to Jason, and tell him we're showing his e-mail to our bosses? UPDATE: Via our brilliant cartoonist PatRacimora, "There is a report abuse link on the Obama NC page, but you have to provide a bunch of info...I thought it would be funny to report abuse from Obama's own campaign!"]
UPDATE #2: Potter has written a diary at MyDD on this: “Obama Staff: Call in Sick for Us!” (If you have a MyDD account, recommend this!)
From the Charlotte, N.C. Field Director Jason Green:
From: Obama Voice [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, May 05, 2008 10:37 PM
Subject: Time for Change. Time for Action
When I arrived in Charlotte I was immediately impressed by the grassroots organization that had already been established here. Then, I could not have imagined the blood, sweat and tears that would be shed in the name of hope, to produce change. In just a few short minutes, your incredible field organizers and I will gather to review our game plan one final time. In so doing, we will undoubtedly marvel in the growth and remarkable journey of this campaign here in North Carolina. It is upon your shoulders that we have arrived at this critical point, and it is – once again – upon your shoulders that we will bring it home.
Ready to go?
But please remember that the forces against which we are waging do not go quickly or quietly into the night. We cannot wait passively and idly hope for change to come. Heed the words of Senator Obama, recognize the fierce urgency of now, and be the change you hope to see. We are in a unique position to actually influence the outcome of this presidential primary, and in so doing, have an incredible influence on the future trajectory of this country.
And to do that we need your help. We need more of your blood, your sweat, and your tears. This weekend our Charlotte organization knocked on an incredible number of doors – but there are still many doors to knock, more stories to hear, more voters to inspire. So please join us as we knock on your neighbors doors and bring Senator Obama’s message of hope, unity and change. There is nothing more effective than connecting with another voter and expressing your story. Only you can do that. You know how important this is! I know I don’t have to ask, but I will one last time – please join us tomorrow. Call in sick if you have to and help us all day by canvassing or offering rides to the polls.
Tomorrow we will be canvassing at 9am, 1pm and 4pm (and whenever else you can join us)! There are offices all over Charlotte but our greatest priorities are at 1520 West Blvd and 7935 N. Tryon St. People need to hear your story – hear why you know Barack will make a great president and how his message has touched your life. Join us tomorrow in making history!
Between now and 8pm tomorrow evening, when polls close, we each have to do all in our power to ensure that Barack Obama is victorious. Now is our opportunity to not only change politics, but how Americans view and respect one another. The responsibility is ours.
Jason G. Green
Regional Field Director, Charlotte
1523 Elizabeth Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28204