12:24 pm Dec. 4, 2012
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee helped Chelsea Clinton solicit some thank-yous, and email addresses, for her father today.
"I'm helping the Clinton Foundation collect thousands of personal messages of thanks from people like you to share with my dad," she wrote. "Will you write him a quick thank you note today?"
The message appears to be a nonpolitical appeal to build the email list of the Clinton Foundation, in which Clinton mentions her father's work on HIV/AIDS, spurring economic development in Little Rock, and protecting forests in Malawi.
The DCCC has its own reasons to thank the former president.
Clinton barnstormed on behalf of a number of House candidates in close races—including Kathy Hochul, Sean Patrick Maloney, and Dan Maffei in New York—and many of the winners feel like they benefited greatly from the former president's backing.
Chelsea has been expanding her own public profile lately, with a volunteer trip to the Rockaways to help with storm recovery, an (aborted) attempt to help push same-sex marriage and a scheduled appearance next week at a breakfast for the Association for a Better New York.
Here's the full email:
My dad is usually the first to say that it's people like you, working together who create change in the world. And I couldn't agree more.
I also think he deserves a big "thank you" for everything he's done in the past year - especially the inspiring work that doesn't make the headlines, like personally checking on the progress of a soy factory in Rwanda this summer and helping give more American kids access to healthy meals throughout the school year.
I'm helping the Clinton Foundation collect thousands of personal messages of thanks from people like you to share with my dad. Will you write him a quick thank you note today?
Please, click here to say "Thank You" to my dad, President Bill Clinton.
But this is more than just an opportunity to say thanks – it's a chance to join a community of thousands that provides education for a child in Haiti, provides nutrition for a malnourished mother-to-be in Peru and provides mentoring to a young entrepreneur in Harlem.
My father has always felt that if good people unite around a common purpose, with an unshakable persistence, we can solve even the most intractable problems and that's what we try to do every day at the Clinton Foundation.
Since 2001, the Clinton Foundation has improved millions lives around the world – from negotiating agreements that now ensure lifesaving HIV/AIDS medicines get to 4.5 million people in over 70 countries every day to bringing $2.5 billion in economic development to places like downtown Little Rock to creating sustainable forest management programs to benefit over 353,000 people in forest-dependent communities like in Malawi.
After leaving the White House, my father made the remarkable decision to devote his time as a private citizen to making sure people everywhere can achieve their dreams. His goal is to ensure that people around the world are better off than when he started, and for that, I hope you'll join me and send him a quick note of thanks. When you do, you'll become part of a group of hundreds of thousands of people who believe there's nothing wrong with today's world that can't be fixed by empowering people to dream big and figure out how to enact those dreams into real actions in their lives, their communities, our world.