Tony is always telling me that before we send anything out, a blog post, an email blast, an appeal letter or anything else, we HAVE to make sure we are LIVE on the website. That way, when someone is inspired to find out more they can go to the website for all the correct info. If everyone else is like me, which I'm sure they are (except of course for my unique charm and brilliance...), the moment of inspiration happens instantaneously after being "Hit Up."
If I know this, the people behind "Countdown with Keith Oberman" must know this... it's a no-brainer, right?
Keith Oberman did an incredible, hour-long, special commentary on Health care that ended with a Call to Action. Here it is if you want to watch the whole thing...http://bit.ly/4kLrUZ http://bit.ly/4kLrUZ
And I was inspired to go to the website and donate... not much, but a little... and when we did, the box on the lower left where we would find our information read as follows:
So, I wrote them this letter-
So, I listened to the whole hour last night on Countdown. I was inspired, I was impressed, and I went to the website to donate. Not much, $20, but with 2 kids and non-profit that my husband and I run in addition to our day jobs, it's all we have...
Check back in this space for Updates?????? You do a HUGE Call To Action like that, and you don't have the website set up in advance? I understand that it may have been a decision made late in the game to do this special broadcast, and that Keith has been caring for his sick father, for whom I am so sorry, but where are his people?
This Call to Action went from a Serious Call to a Serious Fail in a matter of minutes, and it is too bad. It is rare that the media takes such a stand, that anyone takes such a stand, and now it's as if it never happened, and that is SO unfortunate...
Disheartened in Chicago,
I am NOT a very political person, although I have grown MUCH more so in the last few years... but I HAD to wonder what the HELL was going on over there? How could the ball be dropped so badly? WHERE WERE THE PEOPLE TO MAKE SURE THAT AFTER HIS MAJOR CALL TO ACTION, THE WEBSITE WAS READY???? BLAAAAAAARRRRGH!!!!