Woman Writes Government to Complain – Is Put On Obama's Vote 2010 Campaign List

Well, this does not sound legal…
An Illinois woman wrote a government website to complain about the administration’s misinformation on health care and was put on Obama’s Vote 2010 campaign list.
Sally M. from Illinois sent me this email the other day.

Jim,

The question is, since I never signed up to be on Obama’s list of supporters—–do they have the right to track me down and try to recruit me into helping them? Since my only contact with Obama was to send an email to their office of mis-information—–where I said their propaganda was “fishy” do they have the right to take taxpayer resources to track me down and include me on a email list and send stuff like the email below?

Sally M. from Illinois

Here’s the letter Sally M. received after she wrote to the Obama Administration’s government website of misinformation.

From: “Barack Obama”
To: “Sally M”
Sent: Thursday, August –, 2010 -:–:– PM
Subject: Sally, it’s time to commit to vote

Sally —

Eighteen years ago, shortly after graduating from law school, I helped lead a voter registration campaign in Chicago that generated record turnout on Election Day.

That experience taught me one of the most important lessons I ever learned as a community organizer: When people promise that they’ll do something — like voting — they are far more likely to do it.

That’s why one key part of our Vote 2010 plan this year is to get folks like you from across the country to commit to vote, to make sure we get as many people as we can to cast their ballots this fall.

But getting the commitments we need starts with your own promise to make it to the polls and cast your ballot.

Will you please commit to vote in the 2010 elections?

Over the next 82 days, volunteers across the country will spend countless hours calling voters and knocking on their doors, asking them the same question.

And you can bet that I am counting on you to join them in talking to voters in your community.

This election offers a stark choice. We Democrats are hard at work trying to move America forward, repairing a decade of damage and growing an economy based on the Main Street values of hard work and responsibility.

We’ve fought for and won historic reforms to our health care system, a victory 100 years in the making, and to Wall Street, the most sweeping overhaul of the financial system since the Great Depression.

But after years of policies that landed us in the worst recession since the 1930’s, the Republicans who got us there have not come up with anything different from the policies of George W. Bush.

We simply cannot afford to go backwards or let them repeal our reforms. And making sure we can continue moving forward starts with your own promise to cast your ballot in these elections.

Please commit to vote this fall:

http://my.barackobama.com/Commitment

Thank you,
President Barack Obama

Sally added:

The point is that IF the Obama White House can take any informal contact information or inquiry—–and then use government resources to save our contact information and then try to brainwash and recruit us………where does this end??????? Can they also take contact information from the IRS, housing, education—wherever—-and then do the same thing? Isn’t this a gross misuse of our private information and misuse of taxpayer funds?

The only way they got my contact information is when they had Linda Douglas asking for “fishy” information about their health care takeover—–and I sent them an email and said they needed to start with Obama’s speeches and other PR they were spewing………….because it was obviously very very FISHY!

This certainly does not sound legit.
Any suggestions?

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