DNC Solicits Birthday Wishes for Bill Clinton

By Melanie Arter | July 7, 2008 | 8:29 PM EDT

(CNSNews.com) - The Democratic National Committee is using Bill Clinton's birthday as a fundraising pitch, inviting the public to send their birthday wishes to the former president along with a "generous contribution to the Democratic Party."

August 19th is the former president's 56th birthday, according to a statement from the committee.

"Even though President Clinton is no longer in office, he still works for you every day - encouraging economic growth and empowerment, advancing racial and religious reconciliation, fighting AIDS at home and abroad, and promoting citizen service," DNC Chairman Terry McAuliffe said in a statement Thursday.

"Through his ongoing efforts, President Clinton continues to show Americans that he still cares about our future," McAuliffe added.

The pitch also includes an e-mail link for people to send their greetings, and encourages writers to send money to the DNC "to help our fight to win crucial victories this November."

"So let's show President Clinton that he remains in our hearts and minds by sending him your special birthday message," McAuliffe said.

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