On the last day of the month, Donald Trump went quiet (for him).
For all new readers: Welcome! I am currently on the mailing lists of Joe Biden and Donald Trump, though I have previously been on the mailing lists of 28 Democratic candidates! This blog breaks down recent emails with charts and excerpts. If you already know all of this, feel free to skip to the next chart!
It took some time for the Trump emails to kick in, so I started officially tracking his list on July 7. I have been tracking Biden’s for longer, but I will start comparing them as of July 7. All of these emails are going to a new email, and I have not donated, filled out surveys, signed petitions, or otherwise interacted with either candidate’s emails.
The rules I try to follow for the various categories are laid out in The Framework.
Donald Trump sent out 6 emails on Monday, while Joe Biden almost caught him with 5.
While all of Trump’s emails were matched donation offers (four 700% matches and two 800% matches), Biden took a break from end-of-month fundraising to invite me to a local volunteer event: virtual textbanking. The election is only a couple short months away, after all, and converting donor numbers into voter numbers is crucial for winning elections.
Unusually, it was Biden who was being empowering on Monday. While Trump kept talking about how desperately vital it was that I help him CRUSH the goal (or the left, or the dreams of small children), Biden would take time to talk about how we will defeat this threat to the democracy by coming together and giving me details on how my donation could make a real difference.
That’s a big responsibility, I know. But it’s also a big opportunity. It means that you have the power to make a real difference in this election, especially during this crucial time before early voting begins.
Your $25 could pay for the mailer that shares Joe Biden and Kamala Harris’s story with a person who’s never heard it.
Your $50 could fund the digital ads that catch the eye of an undecided voter who’s spending more time online right now because of the pandemic.
Your $100 could help hire an organizer who makes sure that every last member of their community is able to get registered before the deadline.
And any amount you can afford could help fund the safe and socially distant travel Vice President Biden will begin after Labor Day to visit with voters across the country leading up to Election Day. Your investments allow us to do this responsibly while staying competitive as voting begins.Jen O’Malley Dillon, Campaign Manager, Biden for President
Compare, if you will, Trump’s heartfelt plea.
They’re the same message, aren’t they? We need you to give us money so we can win.
But with one of these, I felt more involved and part of the team.
(and it wasn’t from the guy who keeps trying me to join his special clubs.)