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I’ll do it, but only if you’ll help

Pledge “10mForRonPaul”

"I will donate $1000 to Ron Paul campaign in the next 3 month but only if 10,000 other US citizens or legal permanent residents will do the same."

— Gor Nishanov

Deadline to sign up by: 16th September 2007
294 people signed up, 9706 more were needed

Country: United States

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  • I know that $1,000 is probably a stretch for most people (it is a stretch for me!) and it will require some sacrifice. But to sacrifice means to make sacred. We're running out of time to save the country. Ron Paul is our last, best chance. Considering the circumstances, I'm willing to make some sacrifices. How about you?

    Michael Nystrom
  • I'll give my thousand regardless of whether this pledge succeeds or not
    Ken Toporek, 10 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • $1000 is a small price to pay for the changes that need to be made in this country. I have notified everyone I know of this and posted it on my site. - Ron Paul Social News
  • I can't even IMAGINE a more worthwhile cause to stretch for. Dr. Paul is America AND the WORLD'S last hope. If we don't sacrifice for Ron Paul now we will be sacrificing not only for the rest of our lives but the lives of our children and grand children and great grandchildren as well. This ship is sinking and the $1,000.00 I am pledging is only $30.00 in 1913 dollars due to the activities of the Federal Reserve, one of the institutions that Dr. Paul wants to eliminate. So, in terms of 1913 dollars the $1,000.00 we are donating here is only the equivalent of $30.00. Think of it that way, if you have to, but think of it and join in. Ron Paul for President!!!
    Alfred Chrzan, 10 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • This is a small price to pay to make a significant course change in the direction our country is heading!
    Tom Hanke, 10 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • We need to spread the word on this. If Ron Paul raises $10 million, the effect on the political dialog will save us way more than $1000 in taxes.
    Joe, 10 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Putting my money where my spirit and devotion is.

    Please realize and understand, educate yourself and those around you as to what freedom really means to all of us. Support Ron Paul and your children's future.


    for the latest news, videos, interactive forums and pass it on to your friends, family and co-workers.

    Support any Ron Paul friendly sites & merchants!
  • I extend my pledge to give the $1000 anyway. Another American for Ron Paul!!!
    Valerie T., 10 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • A thousand dollars is a lot of money, but if Ron Paul raises over ten million in the third quarter, no one will be able to call him a "long shot" or "second tier" candidate anymore.
  • $1000 is nothing to pledge for somebody who is going to save our country. I pay that in taxes every 2 months! Please spread the word. Goto and find your local meet up group. We need to do this!! We have one chance. Ron Paul is it.
    John Hartleb, 10 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I've already given 1000$ directly to the campaign...I wish I had done it this way the first time around!
    Joon, 10 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I'd encourage you to use the tools found in the yellow box on your pledge page to promote your pledge using flyers, MySpace, and blogs.

    PledgeBank also just launched a Facebook application (see the purple box above the yellow one on this page); you can use that link to invite friends to sign this pledge.

    Good luck!
    Heather, 10 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Pledgebank\Heather - just a thought, would be interesting if commitments could be fractionalized (where appropriate) so that in this case, if I wanted to pledge $1400, that could be recorded in Pledgebank as 1.4 'signatures'. This would better match the intention of the pledge which is to raise $10,000,000.
    Paul B., 10 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • What if all meet-up groups got together and decided to pledge as a "group"? We CAN make this happen if we spread the word to others!!! Ron Paul is MY NEW HERO too.
    caroline carter, 10 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • What a great idea Caroline. I've already emailed my meet-up group and posted this idea on our meetup message board, and volunteered to track the pledges and report the results here in $1K increments. Together, we can surely do this!
    Tammy D., 10 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Actually, I'm going to donate the full allowable $2300 by the time the first primary rolls around. I am a former political operator under Atwater in Reagan's '80 campaign. I became jaded....until now.
    Let's get this done!
  • Paul B:

    Great idea, though we don't have the capacity to do that right now. We leave the follow-up to the pledge creator, and we'd encourage Gor to keep track of the amounts pledged. The pledge creator has the option of emailing all signers once the deadline runs up, so that's a great opportunity to suggest that folks donate as much as they can.

    Keep the great ideas comin'!
    Heather, 10 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I gave Ron $1000!! I also bought Ron Paul coins!! I will be giving the $1 copper coins out to my friends!!
    James K, 10 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • If we can get 10k people to do this I'm in for $1k (my fiance will kill me when she finds out).

    Something you can do without spending money is sign this pledge:

    100 people to write a letter to the editor to their local newspaper.

    You write posts online all day, this is something easy that will have a huge impact.

    We need more people to sign this!!!
  • What is $1000. Remember the words of our founders....we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
    Ed Durnford, 9 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • 1000 is a large stretch for me, but to make a difference, I'd gladly make it!
  • If all of us meetup members would give just $10.00 per week, that would be over $2,000,000.00 by Septenber 16th. I'm going to pledge the $1,000.00 Go RON PAUL.
    Collins Bailey, 9 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Please also consider pledging at - it is similar to this pledge, but for $500 from 20,000 people.

    Worst case scenario: the pledges don't make it. I keep my $1500. Best case: both make it, and I have to stretch for the $1500 for a great cause. Get Ron Paul in the spotlight!
    Garrett C, 9 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • This site is not showing the folks that have already given the money. Don't wait for everybody else to give. How about if persons give one hour a week, or one hour a day, or the monetary value one hours work. Send out information to your e-mail list. etc.
    "Be a part of it". Blessings to all.
    Collins Bailey, 9 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Ron Paul For President 2008 -

    It was a huge sacrifice but I sent my $1000.00 in today (August 3, 2007). I will have to make due with less in the upcoming weeks ahead but such is the nature of standing up for what is right.

    May God Bless Ron Paul and all those who follow in his footsteps.

    Please make your donation regardless of the outcome of this pledge.
  • Can this pledge convert to giving now? It would be a tremendous boast to the campaign if the 227 of us on the list sent in our money right away. Does that check mark by the name mean they already sent in the money?

    Tom Hanke
    Tom Hanke, 9 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Yes, the green mark means they have reported sending the money in already.

    Ron Paul For President 2008 -
  • Thanks Karl. I will send mine in on Monday. How do I report that I have sent it in to the campaign? I don't see anywhere to do it on the site.

    Tom Hanke, 9 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • If you're going to do this (and I am) see if you can get some people to put up a smaller donation each, so that they total $1000 to match your $1000. Not only does this get another $1000 for the campaign, once someone has donated they will be more likely to donate again.
    Daniel Gordon, 9 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Tom,

    You have to mark that you completed the pledge on this pledge website when you log in to your account to see your pledges.

    Ron Paul For President 2008
  • My pledge is a priviledge. This man stands heads and sholders above all others in Congress, the Administration, and the Judical. He is a modern day Patrick Henry.

    He may be a Texas Congressman, but he represents ME. He will make a fine President of the United States.
    Helen Schuenemann, 9 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I am in and for more....Ron Paul would be the best president since our founding fathers...I am going to Iowa to support this great man...Our country needs him bad...Tell her friends and your support group...
    Irene Kapocsi, 9 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • A group of 10 of us are signing together to put up $1,000 to help Ron Paul. Our piggyback pledge can be viewed here:

    If you cant get $1,000.00 yourself, ask your friends, neighbors and co-workers to give what they can and send it all in!
    Eric Smith & Co-$100-Pledgers, 9 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • A group of 10 of us are signing together to put up $1,000 to help "Ron Paul. Our piggyback pledge can be viewed here:

    If you cant get $1,000.00 yourself, ask your friends, neighbors and co-workers to give what they can and send it all in!
    Eric Smith & Co-$100-Pledgers, 6 hours ago."
    That one just made it, and I already sent in my $100. That counts as another signer right?
  • "In order to encourage people to aim at achievable targets, we don't automatically show pledges with less than 2.5% of signers on the PledgeBank site. In the case of your pledge target, that would mean you would need to sign up 250 signers before your pledge would show up on our 'All Pledges' page, in our search listings, or before it would be automatically mailed to local PledgeBank alert subscribers (if it is a local pledge).

    So get out there and spread the word! :-)"

    Only 5 signers to go to get to 250 :)
  • I just sent in my $1,000. I hope everyone else on the list will do the same as I think it would be an incredible boast to the campaign.

    Tom Hanke
    Tom Hanke, 9 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • hi i am a uk citizen but heard about ron paul and am really happy you guys have made your target of 250 and hope you are succesful in taking back control of the country?! it is an inspiration to the uk citizens who basicly see their leaders follow america wherever she goes.
    jason, 9 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • The previous poster is right this is the endgame. Guys this republic is circling the drain and Dr Paul is the plug in the tub to stop the insanity. Texas Straw Poll Saturday September 1st
    2007 in Ft Worth.
    Call, talk, mail out, donate then do it again.
    KEITH CRAWFORD, 9 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Almost there myself. I hope to be able to make the full contribution soon.
  • Count me in for $1000 for Ron Paul regardless if we achieve this pledge by the Sept deadline.

    Corpus Christi, TX
    Karla, 9 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Hey folks, this is Heather from PledgeBank. I noticed on the forum blog that someone had mentioned wanting a thermometer or some other visual that would help capture the progress of the pledge. Though we don't currently offer that feature, I wanted to point out that, directly under the list of signatures, there's a link that reads "View signup rate graph." It's not as pretty as a thermometer, but at least it gives you a sense of the progress and a sense of whether you're on track to meet the pledge goal!
  • I am unable to personally donate that kind of money since I'm partially disabled and only able to work enough to pay my bills (barely) but time is something I do have and I'm willing to help organize a fund raiser with my Meetup groups.

    I'll start sending out posts to my groups immediately.
  • Just do it! There is no better spokesperson I have seen for liberty than Ron Paul -- this is a HUGE opportunity!

    Jacob Hornberger of is pretty close, but he is not running in this cycle (maybe in the future)
  • I just gave $2,000 for the private dinner in LA next week (9/12). I urge you all to stop waiting on others and give your $1K now.
    John Bolton, 9 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I gave my $1000
    james karberg, 9 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I gave the $1,000 even though the goal was not reached. Ron Paul is the only candidate who will restore the Constitution. Our liberties are in jeopardy. Join the Ron Paul Revolution to Restore our Constitution!
    James Harry Schaeffer, 9 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • God Bless each and everyone of you Ron Paul souljas Great cause
    Thomas G, 9 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I have now made three $100 and two $1000 contributions for a total of $2300 to support Ron Paul for President. Help Ron Paul restore our Constitution and bring our troops home to America! Join the rEVOLution!
    James Harry Schaeffer, 9 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • How much do you guys think RP can raise in this quatre?
    Anyone have any thoughts?
    I set up a poll at to see what people in general think...
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Current signatories (Green text = they've done it)

Gor Nishanov, the Pledge Creator, joined by:

  • Mike Gribbin
  • Michael Mazzone Jr
  • Avery J. Knapp Jr.
  • Scott Barrett
  • Steve Miller
  • Michael Holt
  • Adam Bargar
  • Andrew K.
  • David Loy
  • Stephen E. du Buis
  • Jason Elam
  • Jordan S. Lapides
  • Mary Anderson
  • William Masur
  • Marc Clair
  • Lisa Ritz
  • Jim Voris
  • Scott Loughmiller
  • Keith "I love the Free State Project"
  • Pamela Light
  • David McClain
  • Mary Burlingame
  • Holly Clearman
  • Matt B.
  • DC Wornock
  • Michael Nystrom
  • Brian Collier
  • Kevin Collins
  • Paul B.
  • Ken Toporek
  • Devin Rentz
  • Tim Urling
  • Jarrod Hunt
  • Lee Hamel
  • George Whitfield
  • Terry Duree
  • Daniel Gordon
  • Alfred Chrzan
  • John Manko
  • Kyle Sanders (Salem, OR) Vets for Ron Paul!
  • Don Wills
  • David Griffus
  • Michael Peak
  • Wesley L.
  • Jerald & Irene Jones
  • Riley Deacon
  • Tom Hanke
  • Jim Forsythe
  • Perry E. Metzger
  • Joe Whitcombe
  • Jon Isaac
  • Truth Handler
  • Robert S. Moore
  • William Stegmeier
  • Karl Suazo
  • John Gregory Cartledge
  • Keonne Rodriguez
  • Tom Wojciaczyk
  • vince Hanke
  • Michael P
  • Doug Spooner
  • Marianne Stebbins
  • Samuel K.
  • James Browning
  • Todd Swinson
  • Chad Baudoin
  • Valerie T.
  • Steven Gonzalez
  • Aaron L.
  • Doug at Paul 4 Prez
  • Woody Holmes
  • phillip mabry
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