Bernie or Bust! Delegate needs help
This will be a historic contested convention where not only will I fight without quarter for Bernie, I will also be directly involved with working for the very reform we have all been fighting for in multiple caucuses. I not only pledge my vote and loyalty to Bernie Sanders #bernieorbust, I pledge myself to you. Once at the convention I will be working with many caucuses giving us a recognized voice within the party and more influence to truly reform the Democratic Party. I am also a member of Occupy the DNC. There will be no better champion of the progressive revolution and Bernie Sanders than myself!
The Democratic party has estimated the cost of attending the convention at $4,000-6,000 for hotel cost, transportation, food, and incidentals. I am, among many other things, a single working father. While I do have a great job with decent pay this cost is, honestly, a huge hardship on my family. It's embarrassing to ask for even more from people whom I know have already given so much to Bernie and his cause, but again, I have to ask.
The hotel that the DNC has assigned us is $450 a night. There are 6 nights that I need to be there. I had originally planned on staying at a cheaper AirBNB location but have recently found out that I could lose my credentials if I did not stay at the assigned hotel for many reasons including unprecedented security measures.
After so many months of volunteering for the campaign every day for hours on end, going to fight for Bernie in the contested convention means more than I could ever express. I would truly appreciate any size donation. If you cannot donate, please share with your friends.
I can’t afford to offer rewards, which really is just buying stuff for you with your money, but anyone who donates to my campaign will have access to my private facebook group where I will post live feed videos, pictures and reactions to things that are occurring both inside and outside the convention. You have the opportunity to not only help me fight for all of us, but you can also have eyes and ears inside and outside this historic event.
Please leave your facebook email address in the comments of your donations so that you can be added to the group. Thank you in advance. #FeelTheBern #BernersUnite
Here is a link showing myself as the elected delegate for Congressional District 4 https://louisianademocrats.org/2016/05/31/louisiana-democrats-announce-full-delegation-to-2016-conventio
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Also check out DNC Trundle this Saturday at 7 PM CST for a special bonus live feed.
Thank you again for supporting me. My hotel and transportation are fully covered thanks to you! I could not have done it without you. Below is our new facebook group where I will share live feeds, pictures and impressions from the convention, marches and protests. I am leaving today to go see my 99 year old grandmother in New Hampshire then on to Philly.
To quote Bernie Sanders from August 11, 2015
"Let me be very honest. It may be too late to stop the billionaire class from trying to buy the Presidency and Congress. The forces of greed already may be too powerful.
But we owe it to our children and grandchildren to try. We owe it to them to make the fight and, through the power of our numbers, turn back this assault on the foundation of our democracy and our future.
We are at a moment of truth. We need to face up to the reality of where we are as a nation, and we need a mass movement of people to fight for change.
I believe America is ready for a new path to the future."
You can’t topple this tower of corruption by knocking off the top piece. It is the foundation and supports that keep it up. This entire movement has been trying to do both. If the top piece doesn’t fall it really isn’t as important as removing the foundation that keeps it in place.
So now what? First I AM GOING TO PHILADELPHIA AND VOTING FOR BERNIE SANDERS. It may just be for my own morality but we still have a dozen election fraud cases, perjury investigations, and civil lawsuits that could play out. Bernie has also not dropped out of the race or released his delegates. As crazy as this election has been I am not ruling anything out.
Secondly there are many issues we need to fight to get on the democratic platform. As it stands now the platform is for the TPP, fracking, fossil fuel drilling, corporate welfare, increased military spending and continuing wars around the world. The are against a carbon tax and federal legalization of marijuana. We need all our delegate in Philly to fight for progressive values.
I am not giving up the fight. I hope that you won’t.
I am SO happy for your entire attitude and message, Ryan! I happen to believe people who are jumping ship or who are advocating others to in response to what happened this morning are missing the boat. (Pun intended!) And the added fact that you mentioned -- that Bernie has not released any of his delegates -- REALLY strengthens my belief. An examination of the Official DNC Convention Rules reveals, among other things, "The delegates certified will not publically support or campaign for any candidate for President or Vice President other than the nominees of the Democratic National Convention." (Remember, Bernie is also a super delegate.) "It is presumed that the delegates to the Democratic National Convention, when certified pursuant to the Call, are bona fide Democrats who are faithful to the interests, welfare and success of the Democratic Party of the United States, who subscribe to the substance, intent and principles of the Charter and the Bylaws of the Democratic Party of the United States, and who will participate in the Convention in good faith. Therefore, no additional assurances shall be required of delegates to the Democratic National Convention in the absence of a credentials contest or challenge." Thus, Bernie’s public endorsement of HRC protects his credentials from being revoked, which the DNC could very well do as a final act of desperation if they determine he’s not acting in "good faith” of the interests of the DNC. And if they did that, they could PREVENT him from attending the convention to make his case regarding election fraud. I believe he has been gut-punched by HRC and the DNC enough that such a scenario could very well have been in the works. Remember, this is still a contested convention, since neither candidate has the requisite number of pledged delegates to win the nomination. And the super delegates vote at the convention. THANK YOU, Ryan! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!! I fully expect to vote for Bernie as our next POTUS and to attend his inauguration in January!
I had typed this in my donation comment, but it didn't save for some reason: Make us proud! I'd love to be included in those receiving updates on the goings on. I wish I could be outside in Philly showing my support. dirk-at-millahdee.com #NeverHillary #BernieOrBust
Thank you Ryan, I really appreciated your update this morning. Yesterday's news was grim and dire but today you made the sun shine brighter. Thank you.
Ryan...thank you so much for all that you have done, and will continue to do, in our quest. Johnny and I appreciate you more than you'll ever know. Godspeed, bro.