Help Jake get to the DNC

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Raised by 30 people in 30 months
Hello, my name is Jacob Mazurek, I am 27 years old, and am currently a graduate student at the University of Minnesota studying Conservation Biology. 

This past Saturday (June 4th 2016) I was elected to represent the people of Minnesota as a Bernie Sanders delegate at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. I am extremely humbled and grateful to have the privilege of taking part so intimately in our democratic process. However, This endeavor is costly, and considering I am a graduate student with over 100K in student loan debt, I could really use some help. 

The convention is July 24-28th.
Costs have been quoted to me as high as the following:
Flight: $700
Hotel: $350/night for 5 nights = $1750
Food and incedentals: 500
Total: $2950

Politics have long been a passion of mine. Particulary issues such as civil rights, seperation of church and state, income inequality, and of course, the environment. 
In my relatively short life I have traveled the globe as a humanitarian, biologist, and educator. I have seen first hand the environmental destruction and abject poverty that result from unrestrained crony capitalism and greed. Many may be tempted to assume that this is merely a developing world problem, but that assumption would be false. Our global influence and political power provide us with a unique responsibility to lead in respect to these issues and sadly, our efforts have been lacking. That is precisely why we need to elect dignified candidates like senator Sanders that are willing to say enough is enough. Not everything has a pricetag. Please help send me to Philadelphia. I promise to be an informed voice of strong conviction that will stand for progressive values until the end. 
Thank you.
-Jacob Mazurek
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Alright this is the final time I will be posting an update. I am meant to leave for Philadelphia 48 hours from now and I still need help. This is the final push. Any support that anyone can offer would be of great help to me. Thank you all in advance for taking part in democracy.
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1 week from the convention. Thanks again for all of your support. This is the home stretch. I am asking for a final push going into Philadelphia so that I am able represent Minnesota at the convention. My flight leaves on the 24th but I still could really use some help to pay for food, transportation, and other incidentals. Thanks again!
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So my estimated costs have been decreased from 3000 to 2000 considering I have secured roommates in Philadelphia. This will cut the cost of my hotel expenses significantly. Thanks again for your support thus far. Let's keep it going.
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Thanks for your support thus far! Let's keep it going, the convention is approaching quickly.
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Raised by 30 people in 30 months
Created June 8, 2016
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Nancy Reppert
29 months ago

Vote Bernie Sanders as Democratic Presidential Nominee!

Mary Mooney
29 months ago

Have fun and kick some ____ :} Bernie or Bust

Gary Payeff
29 months ago

I hope the will help with the remaining amount.

Renee Benson
29 months ago

Stand strong for Bernie and our future! From the Arrowhead of MN

Stephen Kuehn
29 months ago

Heather Adams (delegate from MN) suggested I redirect your way. Good luck. Represent our interests. Fight the power. #StillSanders (also yes I'm a US Citizen)

Susette Skog
29 months ago

This is from the Skog/Doll/ Sackett fundraiser on Saturday. Good luck in Philly!

29 months ago
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