Breaking news!!! Our GoFundMe campaign to “Send Lincoln to Congress” raised enough money in the first week to send the book Abraham Lincoln and Mexico to half the 100 members of the U.S. Senate.
The campaign objective is to give two copies of the book to all 535 members of the U.S. Congress, regardless of party affiliation. Each $10 covers the wholesale cost of one copy from the distributor, including shipping and handling.
The book is in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, and has been nominated for the William M. LeoGrande Prize for best book about U.S.-Latin American historical relations. And the Smithsonian Magazine wrote a lengthy feature article about it.
It’s a great book, and can help Congress understand historical relations between the two countries because it examines Lincoln’s support for Mexico as Congressman and President. The campaign to send copies to all members of Congress is a critical part of the overall LAMP efforts to stimulate discussions about improving relationships between the USA and Mexico.
Supporters of the Lincoln and Mexico Project, along with fans of the book, have kicked in early money to launch the campaign. We’ve received other contributions from the USA, Mexico, and even Europe. We still need to raise $11,500 no later than June to allow time to deliver two books to each member of Congress during July — one copy in their Washington, DC offices, and one for their offices back home.
Won’t you help us keep the momentum going? You can help by taking two actions:
- Click here to see details about the GoFundMe campaign and make a contribution
- Click to share the campaign on Facebook and Twitter with your friends
Thank you for your support of this very worthwhile project.
P.S. If you don’t already have a copy of the book, you can click here to buy it from Amazon or click here to buy it from Barnes & Noble. And don’t forget to post a short review on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Goodreads. Thanks!