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Anthony Clark · [email protected]
March 19, 2020 at 11:05 PM

Farewell to our 2020 campaign

John,   Oppression is systemic and is engrained in every aspect of our lives. The foundation of this nation is oppression and every system built on this foundation is oppressive.   Systems empower, systems employ, systems enrich and conver…
Anthony Clark · [email protected]
March 17, 2020 at 11:39 PM

Primary Day.

John,   Well, this was not the election day I envisioned when we embarked on this journey. We knew it would be tough, and we’d be the real underdogs; now we see that the COVID-19 outbreak is an added factor in this election.   We are angry and appalled b…
Anthony Clark · [email protected]
March 16, 2020 at 10:46 PM

Daring to win.

John,   Here on the eve of the election, there’s not a whole lot more to say. The journey to become the next representative of IL-07 started four years ago. It has been a struggle but as I always say, when we dare to struggle, we dare to w…
Anthony Clark · [email protected]
March 16, 2020 at 12:13 AM

We’re still standing

John,   We have no way of knowing how the outbreak of COVID-19 will impact the election on Tuesday. All we can do is continue our remote Get out the Vote efforts! I truly hope people are still able to exercise their right to vote and choose their represe…
Anthony Clark · [email protected]
March 14, 2020 at 7:51 PM

72 hours to go!

John,   Well, we’re adjusting to the new reality presented by COVID-19 but we aren’t letting it dampen our spirits; we’re going to keep grinding -- from a distance!    We’re executing almost exclusively a digital outreach strategy for these final few day…
Anthony Clark · [email protected]
March 13, 2020 at 2:08 AM

Digital outreach

John,   We’re down to the last five days of this race, and we’re making some 11th hour adjustments to our strategy in response to COVID-19. Instead of in-person events and door-to-door canvassing, we’re pivoting to 100% digital outreach to contact voters…
Anthony Clark · [email protected]
March 10, 2020 at 4:25 PM

A seismic shift in seven days!

John,   We’re now just one week to the Illinois Primary, and John, we’re leaving it all out there. We’ve worked day and night, seven days a week to reach voters in IL-07.   I don’t think this team could be working much harder, and I have to believe it’s …
Anthony Clark · [email protected]
March 8, 2020 at 6:31 PM

We have a match!

John,   We’re now just nine days to the Illinois Primary, so there is not a minute to lose in getting every voter we can to the polls. Right now, it’s all about turnout, and that’s going to require a few more campaign resources   Well, one very active a…
Anthony Clark · [email protected]
March 7, 2020 at 8:31 PM

Never forget

John,   Most of us know the story.    On "Bloody Sunday," March 7, 1965, some 600 civil rights marchers headed east out of Selma, Alabama on Route 80. They only got as far as the Edmund Pettus Bridge, a mere six blocks away. It was there on …
Anthony Clark · [email protected]
March 5, 2020 at 7:32 PM

The final stretch!

John,   We’ve been working for almost a year -- day and night -- to reach voters. Now with the endorsement by the Chicago Sun Times and other key local endorsements, we have a real shot at this race!    We’re now just days to the Illinois Primary, so there…
Anthony Clark · [email protected]
March 3, 2020 at 5:34 PM

Two weeks!

John,   First of all, I want to say a huge thank you to so many of you who pitched in and made February our biggest fundraising month of the cycle! Because of supporters and activists like you, we have a real shot at victory in only two short weeks from to…
Anthony Clark · [email protected]
February 29, 2020 at 9:25 PM

John, let's bring this home together!

John,   Because of people like you believing in people like me, we are SO close to bringing this victory home for IL-07.    On this final monthly deadline before the election, we’re now only $1,284 away from having our biggest month AND bein…
Anthony Clark · [email protected]
February 28, 2020 at 5:32 PM

John, help us make history!

John,    I’m so proud of what this campaign has accomplished for the people of IL-07. Fighting for systemic change isn’t easy, but it’s definitely rewarding, and because of our amazing volunteers and grassroots donors, we are close to making history here…
Anthony Clark · [email protected]
February 27, 2020 at 1:17 AM

Let’s get these fliers flyin’

Hey John,    If you saw my email yesterday, you know we got a quote from a union printer for 50,000 more direct mailers. So many of you stepped up, we crushed our goal of $5,000 in only one day to cover the order! I can’t thank you enough!    Now, we are w…
Anthony Clark · [email protected]
February 25, 2020 at 6:00 PM

We got a quote.

Hey John,    Just checking in briefly today, because we are not slowing down here. In fact we are heating up, and doing everything we can to make sure every voter in IL-07 knows there is a CHOICE!   We got a quote from a union printer for 50,000 more direc…
Anthony Clark · [email protected]
February 22, 2020 at 12:13 AM

Run this race with me.

John,    If you’ve read our emails in the last week or so, you know that things have gotten really exciting here in IL-07!    We’ve been working for almost a year -- day and night -- to reach voters. Now with the endorsement by the Chicago Sun Times last…
Anthony Clark · [email protected]
February 20, 2020 at 12:32 AM

We got mailers!

Hey John,    Check out the art on our new direct mailers we’re sending to voters here in IL-07!    It’s now less than one month until the Illinois Primary, and there is not a minute to lose. That’s why we need your help today to make sure we can order enou…
Anthony Clark · [email protected]
February 18, 2020 at 7:32 PM

ICYMI...Countdown.

Hey John,    It’s been a long road, so it's a little hard to believe we’re now less than one month away from the primary here in Illinois! Now is the time to step up and send the message that IL-07 is ready for true and lasting change.    We’ve been doin…
Anthony Clark · [email protected]
February 17, 2020 at 6:30 PM

Countdown.

Hey John,    It’s been a long road, so it's a little hard to believe we’re now only one month away from the primary here in Illinois! Now is the time to step up and send the message that IL-07 is ready for true and lasting change.    We’ve been doing the…
Anthony Clark · [email protected]
February 16, 2020 at 9:55 PM

Did you catch this? Our shot.

Hey John,    Since our campaign’s historic endorsement by the Chicago Sun Times earlier this week, our race has really heated up. In case you missed it, here’s a bit of what the Editorial Board had to say:    “The district includes some of the most econo…
Anthony Clark · [email protected]
February 15, 2020 at 9:11 PM

Our shot.

Hey John,    Since our campaign’s historic endorsement by the Chicago Sun Times earlier this week, our race has really heated up. In case you missed it, here’s a bit of what the Editorial Board had to say:    “The district includes some of the most econo…
Anthony Clark · [email protected]
February 13, 2020 at 1:00 PM

BREAKING: we made history!

John,    This news broke yesterday, and I wanted to make sure you saw it, because this is a game-changer for us. The Chicago Sun Times has endorsed our campaign, and for ALL the right reasons. The editorial board is correct, I am very impatient. I’m impa…
Anthony Clark · [email protected]
February 12, 2020 at 6:50 PM

BREAKING: we made history!

John,    We woke up to this today and I’m blown away! The Chicago Sun Times has endorsed our campaign, and for ALL the right reasons. The editorial board is correct, I am very impatient. I’m impatient for progress to come to the people of Illinois’ Seven…
Anthony Clark · [email protected]
February 11, 2020 at 11:17 PM

I ran from the cops, now I'm running for office.

Hey John,   I used to run from the police; now I’m running for office. I’m addressing all the issues within policing and the criminal justice system which often lead those who look like me to feel like we must run from the police.     I am fighting for t…
Anthony Clark · [email protected]
February 11, 2020 at 1:42 AM

I ran from the cops, now I'm running for office.

Hey John,   I used to run from the police; now I’m running for office. I’m addressing all the issues within policing and the criminal justice system which often lead those who look like me to feel like we must run from the police.     I am fighting for t…
Anthony Clark · [email protected]
February 8, 2020 at 2:00 PM

ICYMI...The worth of one person.

John,   Here are some downright disgusting statistics. The Federal Minimum Wage is $7.25 per hour. Jeff Bezos makes about $8,961,187 per hour.   Put another way: a single human being makes the equivalent to the combined one hour labor of over one million…
Anthony Clark · [email protected]
February 7, 2020 at 1:00 AM

The worth of one person.

John,   Here are some downright disgusting statistics. The Federal Minimum Wage is $7.25 per hour. Jeff Bezos makes about $8,961,187 per hour.   Put another way: a single human being makes the equivalent to the combined one hour labor of over one million…
Anthony Clark · [email protected]
February 2, 2020 at 7:18 PM

Let’s play a different game.

Hey John,   I was out canvassing bright and early this Super Bowl Sunday morning, meeting voters and continuing to spread the word in these final few weeks before the primaries.  ‪We can’t slow down, friends. You know why? Becaus…
Anthony Clark · [email protected]
January 31, 2020 at 7:38 PM

We are crushing this.

John,    $20,000. That’s what we’ve raised so far this month. Doesn’t compare to my opponent’s war chest, but it will allow this insurgent campaign for the people of IL-07 to compete!    So, we’re headed into our stretch goal of raising $25,000 this mont…
Anthony Clark · [email protected]
January 30, 2020 at 6:12 PM

What’s in a name?

John -- Name recognition is Job #1 in making sure everyone in IL-07 knows they have a choice in this election.     Right now, we have just under seven weeks to reach the voters we haven’t met yet and get our message sent out across the district. Can you …
Anthony Clark · [email protected]
January 29, 2020 at 10:07 PM

The next 48.

John,   Tomorrow evening is debate night for IL-07 and I am ready! The people of this district deserve real representation, and this campaign has been working day and night to make sure everyone knows there is a real choice in this election. Right now, i…
Anthony Clark · [email protected]
January 27, 2020 at 6:17 PM

The first month. The most important year of our lives.

John,   With just a few days to go until the end of the month, we have limited time to meet our fundraising goals for January.   Friends, this is it - 2020. This is the year when we take back our Congress for everyday, working Americans. We have less tha…
Anthony Clark · [email protected]
January 24, 2020 at 6:10 PM

Make it weekly?

John,   This is it, folks--this is the time we have to step up and send the message that IL-07 is ready for a change in leadership. Our progressive priorities reflect the priorities of the people, and we need to reach every single voter in…
Anthony Clark · [email protected]
January 20, 2020 at 1:00 PM

Thoughts on Martin Luther King, Jr.

John,   Today, I remember and honor the MLK that America hated, not the one that America created. As we celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr, I ponder how many people realize that right before his assassination, King was …
Anthony Clark · [email protected]
January 19, 2020 at 10:00 PM

URGENT: Less than 2 months to go.

John,   This is it, folks--this is the time we have to step up and send the message that IL-07 is ready for a change in leadership. Our progressive priorities reflect the priorities of the people, and we need to reach every single voter by the primary.  …
Anthony Clark · [email protected]
January 16, 2020 at 5:22 PM

Now or never.

John,   Let’s get right to it: we’re now at January’s midway point, and this race is heating up. We made some serious headway in December. Now, we need to close out January strong--the first month of 2020, where it’s all on the line.   Right now, we’re s…
Anthony Clark · [email protected]
January 14, 2020 at 8:02 PM

Join the coalition that will change this country.

John,   Our campaign to give Illinois’ 7th District long-overdue, new, and truly representative leadership doesn’t stop at the district’s borders. It’s part of a nationwide movement of people who are fed up with the status quo and out-of-touch career pol…
Anthony Clark · [email protected]
January 10, 2020 at 7:14 PM

Poverty is the draft.

John,   The U.S. military has long tapped a certain segment of the population for recruits - the impoverished.   Kids from poor rural backgrounds, kids from poor urban neighborhoods - kids with few ways out of the cycle of poverty that’s long kept their …
Anthony Clark · [email protected]
January 7, 2020 at 6:40 PM

Seize this moment with us.

John,   We are still in awe of what we accomplished in December: we continued to build the coalition we started in 2018; we broke through some of the name recognition barriers we once faced; AND,  we received more than 1,000 individual contributions!  …
Anthony Clark · [email protected]
January 6, 2020 at 6:21 PM

The real motives behind Iran

John,   As an active duty military veteran who served six years alongside soldiers of all backgrounds, I unequivocally condemn Trump’s extrajudicial killing of Gen. Soleimani.    This decision not only counters the president’s expressed pledge to stop su…
Anthony Clark · [email protected]
January 2, 2020 at 9:18 PM

We can’t thank you enough.

John,   In the final days of 2019, hundreds of you stepped up to help our campaign crush its end-of-month and fourth quarter goals. Thanks to this unprecedented outpouring of support, we are able to show just how strong our campaign is.     Truly, we can…
Anthony Clark · [email protected]
December 31, 2019 at 6:44 PM

2020 depends on you - now.

John,   Quick update, Team Clark: we need to raise just $865 more by midnight TONIGHT to crush our campaign’s biggest milestone to date.    Can you rush a contribution now to help us meet this goal and close out Q4 strong heading into 2020? Every dollar …
Anthony Clark · [email protected]
December 30, 2019 at 8:25 PM

More of the same = more pain.

John,   I won’t lie: this year hasn’t been easy. During the summer, I was laid up with an injury that essentially put our campaign on hold for several weeks. Just a couple months ago, I lost a 12th student to gun violence. I’ve been the target of racist …
Anthony Clark · [email protected]
December 29, 2019 at 9:15 PM

3 days to go.

John,   With just three days to go until the end of the month, we have very limited time to meet our fundraising goals for December.   Dec. 31 also marks the end of the fourth quarter and the most important deadline of our campaign - the final FEC filing…
Anthony Clark · [email protected]
December 26, 2019 at 2:00 PM

One more deadline appeal

John,   We’re sorry to send yet another appeal for your support this week, but we still need to bring in at least $1,544 today to stay on track. With five days to go until the Dec. 31 deadline, this grassroots, people-driven campaign has the chance to pr…
Anthony Clark · [email protected]
December 23, 2019 at 10:00 PM

I get it.

John,   The holidays are here and the New Year is almost upon us. People are rushing around, trying to get ready for their holiday celebrations and wrap up 2019. I get it: it’s a tough and busy time of year, and I know it’s hard to spare a few minutes fo…
Anthony Clark · [email protected]
December 20, 2019 at 10:46 PM

Help us get through this month.

John,   Now it’s time to get real. Right now, we’re only 11 days from the Dec. 31 FEC filing deadline - the most important deadline of our campaign - and we’re still running a little behind in our fundraising numbers.   Can I count on you to chip in $3 r…
Anthony Clark · [email protected]
December 18, 2019 at 11:06 PM

3 months = a lifetime of change.

John,   Every day, what I see on the campaign trail never ceases to inspire me.    I see people who have very little to give but give all they have to support our campaign. I see people from all walks of life stand with us and demand an end to the system…
Anthony Clark · [email protected]
December 17, 2019 at 1:01 AM

Time to get real.

John,   Let’s get right to it: we’re now at the December midway point. Unfortunately, we’re a little behind in our fundraising numbers this month, and need to get them pumped up big time because the Dec. 31 deadline is the single most important one of ou…
Anthony Clark · [email protected]
December 12, 2019 at 6:44 PM

Just $17

John,   Today, I’m checking in with a really quick update for you. We’re about midway through the final month of this most critical period, and our fundraising numbers are falling short.    With fewer than 100 days to go until the primary, this is the mo…