Clark's fundraising letter

The text of this fundraising letter must be carefully examined. In the first place, it is not accurate. If the guy is going to start out his campaign with falsehoods, it does not bode well for the Citizens of Eureka.

This was sent out via Salzman's listserve.... In a message dated 7/24/2008 12:04:58 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, info@georgeclark.org writes:

Dear Friend:

I am writing you today to ask for your assistance. Since I have announced my intention to run for City Council, I have been heartened by your expressions of support. Now with Democrat Linda Atkins (Times-Standard, Eureka Reporter) joining with me to run for Eureka's City Council, we have the first opportunity in 150 years to form a progressive voting majority for the citizens of Eureka!

As you know, this election is of utmost importance for the future of Humboldt County. We are running a campaign based on bold New Directions that address the problems we face with the economy, energy and climate directly while standing up for Working Families and insisting that preserving our Quality of Life drive economic development.

As we have seen in previous elections the right-wing developers will raise thousands of dollars to fund my opponent. In 2004, they spent over $150,000 in an attempt to unseat Chris Kerrigan, and in 2006 they spent nearly that amount in an attempt to defeat Supervisor Bonnie Neely. Often this money is raised in $1,000 chunks from big developers who are able to write those checks.

While these figures may seem like an exorbitant amount of money -- and they are -- together we can counter their advantage with grass roots democracy. By following the lead of Barack Obama and other progressive candidates, we can keep up with the big donations by having more people, like you, donating smaller amounts on a recurring basis.

It is essential we get our message of change out to the voters of Eureka, and doing so requires time, effort and money.

I need you to make a small contribution of $10, $25, $50, or more today, whatever you can afford. If you can't afford to donate today please do sign up to volunteer.

And don't forget today, Thursday, July 24th at 6pm, I'll be rolling out my "Going Local" economic development platform. The event will take place at our headquaters, 322 F Street in Old Town, Eureka. All are welcome to attend and for a little more incentive, my wife Kyoko will be serving her famous Japanese Green Tea Cake and light refreshments.

For more information, or to RSVP, feel free to call (707) 443-3777 or email. Together we can create a better Eureka and Humboldt County!

In Solidarity,

George Clark
Candidate for Eureka City Council