The Obama campaign has proven itself, time and time again coming up with innovative approaches to raise awareness, fundraise, and get out the vote.
Their latest fund-raising move is the Obama Event Registry, allowing hosts and hostesses, brides and grooms—or grooms and grooms or brides and brides, to include a donation to the Obama campaign as an option to their gift registry. Who needs another gravy carafe when you can help support a progressive agenda?
While a registry at Macy’s or Crate & Barrel has less of a controversial edge to it, adding the Obama Event Registry to your traditional gift-gifting methods certain will cause a bit of a stir among family members and friends.
The Obama event registry is for weddings and any special milestone or event. We think it is a wonderfully creative and strategic program, given the President’s stance on marriage (traditional or otherwise)—a nice reminder of what he stands for. The site reads: “Instead of another gift card you’ll forget to use, ask your friends and family for something that will go a little further: a donation to Obama for America...it’s a great way to show your support for a cause that’s important to you on your big day.”
So, whether you’re organizing a birthday, bar or bat mitzvah, wedding, or anniversary, you may want to think of this innovative registry—but just check the in-law’s party affiliation before signing up.
In case of you’re skittish about taking such a stand, When signing up, the site suggests ways to word the notice. "For my big day, I'd like to show my support for a cause I believe in — re-electing President Obama. That's why I'm asking my friends and family to donate to the Obama campaign. Thanks for chipping in!"