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Obama Texts Hurricane Relief

Sen. Barack Obama is tapping his sizable political cell phone network to help Hurricane Gustav relief. On Monday, he issued a personal plea via text message to his supporters:

Barack asks that you give to the Red Cross…

The short message encouraged supporters to give money online, by calling an 800 number, or, in a first for presidential politics, by using a dedicated text message number. Supporters could donate the pre-determined amount of five dollars by simply texting “GIVE” to 24357. Obama sent a similar message to supporters via email:

At times like this, it is our compassion and resilience that define who we are as a nation. Please give whatever you can afford, even $10…. and I hope you will join Michelle and me in praying for the safety of those in the path of the storm and the first responders who are doing all they can to ensure the safety of their communities.

Sen. John McCain and GOP leaders are also responding to the hurricane, as TWI’s Suemedha Sood reports, by paring back political convention activities. The McCain campaign released a round-up of relief activity on Monday afternoon:

The governors of the states affected by the hurricane recommended five charitable organizations that Americans can donate to if they wish to contribute to the relief efforts. The 2008 Republican National Convention is working to coordinate and encourage donations to these groups. In addition, the McCain 2008 campaign has set up a phone bank at the Hilton in Minneapolis, which will help coordinate donations to these groups.

Both campaigns are using their political networks for relief, with an emphasis on depoliticizing the activities.

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