Billy's Trip to DNC Convention
My name is Billy Moffett and I am a 22 year Union Member of the Communications Workers of America. I have spent my whole adult life fighting for the Underprivileged and standing up for what I believe in. With my hard work I have been rewarded by being elected by our members President of my Local (6450) for two terms and last year being hired as the Missouri State Campaign Lead for CWA District 6.
When Senator Sanders announced he was running for President I like most others didn't know a lot about him. I had heard him speak on the Senate floor and was often impressed with his positions on most issues. As I got to know him I have realized he is the best Candidate Labor could ask for in my lifetime! In December of last year CWA actually endorsed Bernie. From there I have been knocking doors, making calls, and visiting our members worksites to spread the word about his campaign and why we need Senator Sanders as President.
I am proud to be the Vice-Chair of the Cass County Democrats and the opportunities they have given me! Being the Vice-Chair is a huge honor as I love Cass County and will always represent them with great pride and honor no matter what role I have.
With great honor I was elected as a National Delegate from Missouri to represent Senator Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in July.
With this trip comes a lot of expenses. The rooms alone are $629 a night before taxes so for five nights that’s $3,145. I do plan to share my room with a roommate and also drive to cut back on cost.
My National Union has given us a $500 stipend which is awesome however won't even begin to scratch the surface.
I have never asked for money from anyone and feel really awkward doing so. However this is a huge expense that unfortunately since I am not part of the 1% I cannot bankroll the whole amount. I need your help! Please help me out and I promise I will represent the State of Missouri and the Democratic Party with great Pride!
I appreciate any and all donations to get me to Philly for the DNC Convention!
As I type this update Bernie is joining Hillary to officially endorse her for President of the United States. My Union the Communications Workers of America officially endorsed Hillary on Sunday as well. I am proud to be part of the progressive movement that has gotten us one of the most Progressive Democratic Platforms we have ever seen! I am a proud Democrat and honored to represent the State of Missouri on this journey.
I would like to give a heart felt THANK YOU to everyone that has helped me raise $1500! This will help tremendously on my cost!
I am leaving Saturday the morning of July 23rd and road tripping the almost 17 hour journey to Philly. Along with me will be a young man from Raytown representing the LGBT community and we are going to stop near St. Louis and pick up a Disabled Vet.
To me this is what this movement is about! We are not establishment Democrats that can bankroll our trip. We are real everyday people fighting to make positive changes in our country!
I can't wait to get pics and video in place as the journey takes place so if your not friends with me on Facebook what are you waiting for!!!!!!
Solidarity & Unity,
Missouri Bernie Sanders National Delegate
And I also now have a crazy hat that longtime MO Democrat Karen Meador designed for me to wear!
I do plan to live stream and capture pics of things you will not see on C-Span or the National News.
Bernie may be mathematically out however the movement lives on and will live on to make our party more of a Progressive party that works for the people and not big business!
Thanks to all who have contributed to my funding to represent the great state of Missouri!