HOUSE PARTY KIT - Elizabeth Warren for Massachusetts

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  Dear House Party Host,

  Our campaign will be successful because of the grassroots support of
  people like you. So thank you for your interest and your willingness to
  consider hosting a house party to support our campaign. Like you, I
  believe that it’s time Washington worked for middle class families and
  small businesses instead of big corporate interests. As a country, we
  need to invest in opportunity again – opportunities for hard working
  people who play by the rules.

  I’ve been fighting for middle class families all my life, even when it
  meant standing up to the biggest banks and Wall Street giants. Those
  same forces are sure to line up against this campaign – and I need
  your help to fight back. With a strong grassroots effort, we can rebuild
  the middle class together.

  The volunteers recruited and funds raised from our house parties will
  help our campaign get the word out, go door to door, register new
  voters and make sure that we send a message that Massachusetts
  families want a Senator who works for them.

  This packet has a step by step guide to hosting a house party in your
  neighborhood. Please contact us at
  if you have any questions or to learn more about how to get involved.


  Elizabeth Warren

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Why host a house party?
House parties are a great way to make sure people are engaged and active in our
campaign in every community in Massachusetts.

House parties bring people together – from local activists, to neighbors, family, and
friends – to help chart the course of our commonwealth. And, after all, they’re a fun way
to meet and get to know other members of your community.

Preparing for your house party
    Planning a house party? Let us know!
    We always like to hear what’s going on all over Massachusetts, so send us an
    email at if you’re planning a party, or if you have
    any questions.

    Set your goal
    Decide how many people you’d like to invite, and how much you’d like to raise.
    Then pick a suggested contribution to help you reach your goal.

    Send your invites
    Invite lots of people – family, friends, and neighbors – include people you know who
    already support Elizabeth and people who want to learn more.

At your house party
    Sign everyone in
    Have a sign in table near the entrance and ask a friend to staff it. Make sure to get
    the names of all your attendees, and collect any contributions (with attached forms).

    Meet and greet
    Get people together, talking, and socializing. Provide food and drink for people to
    share as they talk about their goals for Elizabeth’s campaign.

    Learn more about Elizabeth
    You can show Elizabeth’s announcement video ( and
    print out Elizabeth’s biography for people who want to learn more about Elizabeth.

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  Talk about the importance of donating to the campaign
  This campaign can only succeed with your support. Encourage your attendees to
  give money through the website or by check at your party. If you have any
  questions about the rules governing contributions, write to

  Talk about ways to get involved and plan a follow up meeting
  You know your communities, your neighbors, and the issues most important to
  Massachusetts, so we need you to stay involved. Plan a follow-up meeting, and set
  a goal for all your attendees to bring another guest or two.

After your house party
  Send in donations
  Send any donations collected to the campaign to: Elizabeth for MA, PO Box
  960405, Boston, MA 02196. If you have any questions, email

  Send in your sign-in sheets
  We want to stay in touch with everyone interested in Elizabeth’s campaign. Email
  your sign in sheets to or mail them to Elizabeth
  for MA, PO Box 960405, Boston, MA 02196.

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  Dear Friend,

  If you’re as frustrated with Washington as I am, you’ll understand immediately why
  I like Elizabeth Warren and why I’m hosting a house party to support her campaign
  for the U.S. Senate. Middle class families like ours need Elizabeth in Washington,
  standing up to the big corporations and special interests to make sure we get a fair
  shake and chance to get ahead.

  Elizabeth has been fighting for people like us her whole life. Even though everyone
  told her not to do it, Elizabeth took on Wall Street and trillion-dollar financial
  institutions to get a new consumer financial protection agency to hold big banks
  accountable and protect consumers from tricks and traps buried in fine print.

  Washington doesn’t get it, but I know Elizabeth does. She’ll tell you she grew up
  “on the ragged edge of the middle class,” and understands what it’s like to live one
  illness or one financial catastrophe from economic collapse.

  I’m asking you to join me at a house party on (DATE) to raise money and recruit
  volunteers for Elizabeth’s campaign. It will be at (LOCATION) from (START) to
  (END) o’clock and I really hope you can join us.

  We ask our guests to contribute whatever they can, and there’s no minimum, but if
  each guests contributes at least (TARGET), we should be able to reach our goal of
  ($GOAL). These funds will help Elizabeth’s campaign register voters, go door to
  door, and provide campaign resources to our community – all things critical to

  Thousands of Massachusetts residents already have joined Elizabeth’s campaign,
  in person and online, and I hope you’ll join me on (DATE) to help send Elizabeth to
  Washington to fight for us.


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                Join us for an evening
                     in support of

                  Time________ to ________
                At the home of ___________
                Suggested Donation ______

       Please RSVP by ________ to ________

 If you wish to make a contribution, please fill in the attached contribution
form. Please make checks payable to Elizabeth for MA. Contributions can
             also be made online at

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        Elizabeth Warren says she “came up the hard way…out of a hard-working middle
class family in an America that created opportunities for kids like me.” She has made
her life’s work fighting for middle class families. The Boston Globe calls her “… the
plainspoken voice of people getting crushed by so many predatory lenders and under
regulated banks.” TIME magazine has called her a “New Sheriff of Wall Street” and has
twice included her among America’s 100 most influential people. She’s taken on big
banks and financial institutions to win historic new financial protections for middle class
       Elizabeth learned first-hand about the economic pressures facing middle class
families. When she was twelve, her dad suffered a heart attack. The store where he
worked changed his job and cut his pay, and the medical bills piled up. The family lost
their car, and her mom went to work answering phones at Sears to pay the mortgage.
       Elizabeth got her first job at nine, babysitting for a family across the street from
her house. She started waiting tables at 13 at her Aunt Alice’s Mexican restaurant. All
three of her brothers served in the military. She got married at 19, and after graduating
from college, started teaching in elementary school. Her first baby, a daughter Amelia,
was born when Elizabeth was 22.
        When Amelia was two, Elizabeth started law school. Shortly after she graduated,
her son Alex was born. She practiced law out of her living room, but she soon returned
to teaching. Elizabeth has been a law professor at Harvard for nearly 20 years and has
written nine books, including two national best-sellers, and more than a hundred
articles. National Law Journal named her one of the Most Influential Lawyers of the
Decade, and she has been honored by the Massachusetts Women’s Bar Association
with the Lelia J. Robinson Award.
       In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, Elizabeth served as Chair of the
Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). Her
independent and tireless efforts to protect taxpayers, to hold Wall Street accountable,
and to ensure tough oversight of both the Bush and Obama Administrations won praise
from both sides of the aisle. The Boston Globe named Elizabeth Bostonian of the Year
in 2009 for her oversight efforts.
        She is widely credited for the original thinking, political courage, and relentless
persistence that led to the creation of a new consumer financial protection agency, the
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. She led the establishment of the agency,
building the structure and organization to hold accountable even trillion-dollar financial
institutions and to protect consumers from financial tricks and traps often hidden in
mortgages, credit cards and other financial products.
        Elizabeth and her husband Bruce Mann, who was born and grew up in the
Boston area, have been married for 31 years and now have three grandchildren. They
live in Cambridge with their golden retriever, Otis.

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                  Enclosed is my contribution of $_________.
                             Please make checks payable to:
                                  Elizabeth for MA
                           PO Box 960405, Boston, MA 02196

              (if using a credit card, please provide the billing address)


Employer________________________ Occupation_________________________

Office Phone______________________ Fax Phone__________________________


Please charge my personal contribution to my: ____Visa,                ____MC, ____AMEX

Credit Card Number _________________________ Exp:__________ Sec. #_______

Cardholder’s name (as it appears on card) ___________________________________

Cardholder’s signature ________________________________________________

    Federal law requires us to use our best efforts to collect and report the name, mailing address,
  occupation, and name of employer of individuals whose contributions exceed $200 in an election
 cycle. Individuals can contribute up to $5,000 -- $2,500 for the primary election and $2,500 for the
                                           general election.
              Please mail this form in or go to our website at
                  Contributions or gifts to Elizabeth for MA are not tax deductible.

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Please take a moment to read the following fundraising guidelines.

    • Hosts shall comply with the legal requirements pertaining to the raising of money,
         including all contribution limitations and prohibitions.
    • Hosts are not authorized to solicit contributions on behalf of the campaign that do not
         comply with all contribution limitations, prohibitions and reporting requirements.
    • Hosts shall comply with the legal requirements pertaining to the expenditure of money
         for the costs of an event, including any applicable reporting requirements.
    • If you send out an invitation flyer asking for a donation, please attach the contribution
    • Corporate and government resources may not be used to plan or host the fundraiser.
         No solicitations should take place on corporate or government property. Do not use
         any business stationery or your business title in connection with your campaign
         volunteer activity.

     • An individual may contribute up to $5,000 -- $2,500 for the primary election and
       $2,500 for the general election.
     • A husband and wife may each contribute a separate $2,500 per election.

    • All credit card contributions should be made using or the
       included contribution form.

    • If you are collecting checks at your event, please advise your guests that they should
       be made payable to Elizabeth for MA.
    • All checks must be accompanied by the contribution form. Please staple checks to
       bottom of the contribution form.
    • All checks should be sent or delivered to the Warren campaign immediately following
       the event, so that they can be deposited by the campaign within 10 days of the event.

    • Cash donations are acceptable up to $100.00, but are highly discouraged. Please
       refrain from accepting cash contributions if other means are available.
    • All cash contributions MUST be stapled to the bottom of the individual’s contribution

      • If you host an event in your personal residence, or in a church or community room
         that is regularly used for noncommercial purposes and is available for use without
         regard to political affiliation, you do not have to report the use of the space as an in-
         kind contribution to the campaign. If you use another space for a fundraising event,
         you should pay the fair market value for use of the space in advance and report the

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       payment as an in-kind contribution to the campaign. This counts against your $2,500
       per election limit to the campaign.
   •   You may spend up to $1,000 on food, beverages, and invitations per election while
       hosting an event in your personal residence or in a church or community room,
       without these payments counting as an in-kind contribution to the campaign. Your
       spouse may also separately spend up to $1,000 in connection with these events
       without it counting as an in-kind contribution to the campaign.
   •   You may obtain discounts from vendors on food or beverages (including corporate
       vendors) beyond those that the vendor might normally give, up to $1,000 per election
       per vendor, without these discounts counting as an in-kind contribution to the
   •   All other donated goods or services for the event (by you or others) are in-kind
       contributions to the campaign. You may not accept corporate in-kind contributions
       for the event, except as described above. If you pay for these expenses, you may
       retain the receipts and send them to the campaign with a completed in-kind
       contribution form within one week of your party. However, the campaign will not
       reimburse you for expenses except when required by campaign law.

Contributions from the following persons or entities, both monetary and in-kind, are
prohibited either by law or campaign policy:
   • Foreign Nationals: Foreign nationals may not contribute. The only exception is that
        foreign nationals who are lawfully admitted permanent residents of the U.S. (green
        card holders) may contribute. Before accepting a contribution from a permanent
        U.S. resident, the campaign generally requires some proof of U.S. resident status,
        such as a photocopy of his or her green card. Contributions from a person whose
        citizenship status cannot be ascertained should not be accepted.
   • Reimbursed Contributions: A person cannot make a contribution in the name of
        another, and any contribution where the donor is reimbursed in any form for making
        a contribution either before or after making the contribution is prohibited. No one may
        use another individual’s credit card to make a contribution in their own name.
   • Corporate and Union Contributions: Corporations, including LLCs that have chosen
        to be treated as corporations for tax purposes, are not permitted to contribute to the
        campaign. Labor unions are not permitted to contribute to the campaign from their
        general treasury funds.
   • Government Contractors: Federal contractors are not permitted to contribute to the
        campaign. While this prohibition does not prevent individuals who simply work for
        companies that are federal contractors from making contributions from personal
        funds, it does prohibit persons who themselves contract through a sole proprietorship
        with the United States or any federal agency from making contributions.

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