House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is asking her supporters to help raise $1 million for Democratic House candidates during the convention.

In a fundraising e-mail appeal on behalf of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), Pelosi reminded her supporters that "the eyes of the whole world" are "watching us" during Democratic convention week. Pelosi added that House Democrats will match each small-dollar donation to the DCCC with a contribution to the group that's three times as as large.

Read parts of Pelosi's e-mail below.

With the eyes of the whole world watching us this week, it is critical to show our combined strength and shared commitment to creating change.

All eyes will be on Democrats' fundraising totals during Convention week to show our true momentum - our totals will be judged as a measure of our chances to win. The DCCC has set a grassroots goal of raising one million dollars during the Convention.

Your support will make a powerful statement to the media