The email is below:
It is my birthday and I have a favor to ask.
If you are permitted -- by law or conscience -- to sign a petition, I'd be grateful if you would look at: http://www.PetitionOnline.com/eldred/petition.html
This cause has taken 4 years of my life. I would be extremely happy if you could consider signing it to help us push it along a bit more. If you're a supporter, I'd be even more grateful if you could pester others to sign as well. And if you're not, or can't, or don't know who I am, then sorry for the intrusion.