Monday, August 10, 2009

If you don't have control of your mailing list, don't run for office.

Just--read this conversation between a friend of mine and AD-36 candidate Maggie Campbell. Start from the bottom and read to the top. Probably not the best candidate to be taking on Steve Knight. And you've got to love the last part--if you contribute, that'll stop the emails! Yeah--actually, contributing starts the emails, not the other way around.

Hello xxxxx

It's not that deep, really. Just hit the spam button.

I get contributions from as far away as the State of Georgia and Tennessee. You are close to me in California... You do not have to be in my district.

It doesn't matter how I got your email address. I don't hae access to remove you from a list that I did not create and I will not ask others to spend hours search for your name. You did not have to reply. You could have just hit the spam buttom.

My campaign requested a contribution from you, you are in effect saying no based on your emails. I accept that. Why not leave alone?

By the way, once you make a contribution through ACTblue, the email nudges stop. Perhaps you may consider that option. If not, it's ok, really.

Democratically yours
Maggie Campbell
www.maggiecampbell.org


--- On Thu, 8/6/09, xxxxx wrote:


From: xxxxx
Subject: Re: Reminder: support Maggie Campbell for State Assembly - Navy Veteran today
To: "Maggie Campbell Campaign for State Assembly"
Date: Thursday, August 6, 2009, 10:02 PM

Maggie,

It's very bad form if you don't have the ability to take someone off a list when that person never asked to be on the list in the first place. I'm not sure how I got on the list, but I don't live in the district that you're running for and I would like to be unsubscribed from this list. It's a simple request.

The emails don't have an unsubscribe button, so I'm asking you to do it. If you don't have access, please let your technical staff know that they should find a way to make it so people can easily unsubscribe if they so wish.

Thank you,
xxxxx


On Aug 6, 2009, at 9:55 PM, Maggie Campbell Campaign for State Assembly wrote:

> Why? Your name is among thousands. Why would I put them through this unnecessary task. xxxxx, just click the delete or spam button. Issue solved.
>
> Democratically yours
> Maggie Campbell
> www.maggiecampbell.org
>
> --- On Thu, 8/6/09, xxxxx wrote:
>
>
> From: xxxxx
> Subject: Re: Reminder: support Maggie Campbell for State Assembly - Navy Veteran today
> To: "Maggie Campbell Campaign for State Assembly"
> Date: Thursday, August 6, 2009, 9:51 PM
>
> then please speak to your campaign folks and have them take me off the list. the email goes back to you. so someone should have access to remove my email address.
>
> On Aug 6, 2009, at 2:09 PM, Maggie Campbell Campaign for State Assembly wrote:
>
>> I don't have access
>>
>> --- On Wed, 8/5/09, xxxxx wrote:
>>
>>
>> From: xxxxx
>> Subject: Re: Reminder: support Maggie Campbell for State Assembly - Navy Veteran today
>> To: "Maggie Campbell, Navy Veteran - for State Assembly"
>> Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2009, 11:00 PM
>>
>> Please take me off your list.
>>
>> On Aug 5, 2009, at 10:58 PM, Maggie Campbell, Navy Veteran - for State Assembly wrote:
>>
>> >
>> > I noticed that you haven't contributed yet, and wanted to send a quick reminder:
>> > Please join me in supporting Maggie Campbell for State Assembly - Navy Veteran
>> > by contributing now at
>> >
>> > http://www.actblue.com/page/maggiecampbell/recipient/655495
>> >
>> > Thanks!
>> >
>> > - Maggie Campbell, Navy Veteran - for State Assembly