As a lot of you already know, political campaigns face important milestones every quarter as we have to report to the Federal Election Commission on how much they’ve raised and how much they’ve spent.

I already strongly supported campaign finance reform before I became a political candidate, but I support it even more now. Raising money isn’t fun. I know there’s a lot going on in the world that needs our attention beyond the back-and-forth of our national political debate.

But a lot of people are counting on candidates like me and voters like you to lead a Democratic takeover of the House next year. Republicans—Adam Kinzinger and the other 239 members of his caucus—keep trying to make tens of millions of Americans go without health insurance. They’re not acting on climate change. And they’re always looking for ways to take more money out of working families’ pockets and give more handouts to millionaires and billionaires.

I’m raising money for this race because that’s what it takes to be successful. I’m not interested in bringing a knife to a gunfight. I’m in this race to win.

I’d appreciate your donation to the cause, and I look forward to working with you the rest of the way. -n