First Lady Michelle Obama sent this message today, inviting guests to the 2012 convention:
Picture it: Tens of thousands of people from all across the country, gathered in common purpose.
Barack will take the stage. He'll talk about the country he envisions for our children and grandchildren—a place where anyone can make it if they work hard and play by the rules.
You could be there, sitting with me up front. And you can bring along one special person in your life, too.
Chip in today, and you'll be automatically entered for the chance to be my personal guest and meet Barack before he accepts the Democratic nomination for President of the United States.
If you've never been before, the convention is something else.
It's inspiring to see people from all across the country come together around our values and beliefs. It's also a lot of fun.
Hope I'll see you there,
P.S.—You and your guest will be flown into Charlotte, your accommodations for all three nights will be covered, and you'll get VIP seats for the entire convention. Throw your name in the hat today.
No purchase, payment, or contribution necessary to enter or win. Contributing will not improve chances of winning. Void where prohibited. Entries must be received by August 21st, 2012. You may enter by contributing to Obama for America here, or click here to enter without contributing. Two (2) winners will each receive the following prize package: round-trip tickets for winner and a guest from within the 50 U.S. States, DC, or Puerto Rico to a destination in or near Charlotte, North Carolina; hotel accommodations; and tickets for winner and a guest to one or more speeches, events and/or proceedings at the Democratic National Convention, as well as the opportunity to meet President Obama and Michelle Obama, on a date, at a venue and for a duration to be determined by Sponsor (approximate retail value of all prizes $5,000). Odds of winning depend on number of entries received and timing of entries received. Promotion open only to U.S. citizens or lawful permanent U.S. residents who are legal residents of 50 United States, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, and 18 or older (or age of majority under applicable law). Promotion subject to Official Rules and additional restrictions on eligibility. Sponsor: Obama for America, 130 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601.