As much as I hate raising money for office, it is unfortunately necessary.

If you are familiar with my public service and think I have made a positive contribution, please read the info below. I could use your help. If you are familiar with my public service and think I have earned it, please forward this to all of your friends with a post asking them to help too. Thanks! (Let's hope this works....I need to raise a ton of money on or before June 30th!)

Lew Fidler for New York
Steven P. Saltzman, Treasurer, 2323 Avenue R, Brooklyn, New York 11229

Open House Fund Raiser Sunday, June 26th 10 AM until 4 PM
at: The 41st Assembly District Democrats Club 2952 Avenue R, Brooklyn (corner of Haring Street, one block east of Nostrand Avenue) Join us for Bagels, Cream Cheese and Coffee (10 AM-1 PM) Wine and Cheese (1 PM-4 PM) Suggested Contributions: _____Supporter ($100) _____Hero ($500) _____Patron ($250) _____Superstar ($1,000+)

Please make sure to use the enclosed contribution form!!! Check contribution rules and limits on enclosed contribution form.

June 19, 2011 Dear Friend, I am writing to you about a subject of urgent importance to ask for your help and assistance. For most of my adult life, I have been engaged in public service. It is my hope that I have made a difference in the lives of many whether it was in helping people stay in their homes through foreclosure prevention, giving runaway and homeless children a shelter bed, improving the quality of education, standing up for our critical social services network or even making sure that property taxes didn’t overburden overstressed families. As my time in the City Council must necessarily come to an end, it is my fervent hope that I will be able to continue my public service. While I cannot control the events that are in the hands of others, it is critical that I be prepared for things that might come my way. Like a good Boy Scout, I have to “be prepared”. This past month, I formed a new committee allowing me to fund raise for an “unspecified” state office. With a filing and reporting date coming up at the end of June, it is imperative that I raise a larger sum of money than I have ever raised before. While I have always found political fund raising to be one of the most distasteful aspects of elected service, it is unfortunately a necessary one. Without matching funds, and with this urgent need, I am asking you to help…and in as big a way as you possibly can. On Sunday, June 26th, we will be holding an all day Open House fund raiser. Please stop by and give as generously as you can. If you can’t make it---while we will of course miss you---please send a check. A contribution form is enclosed with the rules and limits of giving for a State office. Whatever the case, know that my family and I will always appreciate your support, help and friendship. I hope to continue to make my mark in public service. With your help, that will most certainly be possible. Sincerely, Lew Fidler For New York

Contribution Form
Yes! I want to help! Enclosed is my contribution in the amount of : $_____________ Check Number:_________ Name: _________________________________________________________ Address: _______________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________ City:_____________________ State: _________ Zip code: ______________ Phone:( )__________________Email: ___________________________ Please make checks payable to “Lew Fidler for New York” c/o Steven Saltzman, Treasurer 2323 Avenue R Brooklyn, New York 11229 Individuals and business entities may contribute up to a maximum amount of $10,300. Not for profit corporations may not participate. Corporate contributions may not exceed $5,000 (for all contributions) per calendar year. Contributions are not tax deductible. State law prohibits making a contribution in someone else’s name, reimbursing someone for a contribution made in your name, being reimbursed for a contribution made in your name, or claiming to have made a contribution when a loan was made.