Democratic Delegate Travel Costs
$3,667 of $4,000 goal
My name is Charlotte Brandt and I live in Eugene, Oregon. On June 18th, at the Oregon Democratic Convention, I was elected to be an at-large delegate alternate for Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention. Travel costs to go to Philadelphia in July, 2016, are estimated to be an average of $4,500 which includes airfare, hotel, food and other travel incidentals for almost a week.
This is my first foray into being a delegate for a presidential candidate. I am a life-long Democrat and have been voting since 1972. I have NEVER been this excited about a candidate before!
I took early retirement two years ago for medical reasons and am now living on Social Security, so my sources for funds are limited. I hope you will support me in my life-changing endeavor to participate in the process of our democracy in action.
Whether you are a Bernie supporter or not, I ask that you consider donating what you can. Every little bit helps.
Should I be called upon as a voting delegate, my votes will be consistently for Bernie. Even if he releases his delegates to vote for another candidate, I will STILL vote for him.
It is difficult to explain how important this effort is to me. I have always been an ardent believer in the power of a person's vote. I spent the better part of a year with Lane County for Bernie Sanders helping to lead a team that registered hundreds (some say thousands) of voters for our primary last May. We like to think that this effort had a lot to do with Bernie winning Lane County by 20%. The power of this movement, the Political Revolution, is gaining momentum and I'm so excited to be on this ride.
Thank you so much!!