Help Me Go to Philly DNC 2016
UPDATE: Since our GoFundMe accounts are being spread via social media accross the county, I have provided a link so people from out of state might learn a bit more about me:
Please chip in to help fund my trip to the National Convention in Philly. I have been blessed to have been in the middle of the Hawaii campaign for Bernie, witnessing the rising of new, talented progressive activists, nd helping nudge thigns along when I could.
The combined costs of our hotel rooms, transportation costs and airfare have been estimated at $4000 apiece. I have been appointed by the Sanders campaign to serve on the Convention Rules Committee, an essential position and look forward to the challenge.
I would be grateful for any help you might be able to provide.
Note: In the earliest version of this, I has set a goal of $2500 as the cost of the trip. I have been advised that was way too low and that $4000 is a much more realistic estimate.
For the last few weeks, I have been asking folks to help other delegates and you folks have come through. But I am flying out on Wednesday and now have to ask for help for myself to cover the gap in my own funds.
Philly is definitely going to be interesting! I am grateful at how many people have pitched in to enable me to be a part of it.
Thanks, folks. In addition to the financial help, each contribution also carries with it an emotional boost. Every little sign of affection or solidarity is greatly appreciated.
I have been advised by the national campaign that my estimate of the costs of attending the convention are too low. Other Hawaii Bernie delegate GoFundMe campaigns trusted my $2500 estimate and now need to raise the goal to $4000!
So I am sheepishly doing the same. Ulp.