me getting to the DNC for Bernie!
I've been fighting for Bernie since before he started his campaign. Now he needs his delegates to make sure his ideas become part of the Democratic Party platform.
It's important I get there. Travel costs are expected to be around $5,400. Even a little bit helps.
Much Bernie love!
Hi, I am an organizer who has been trying for the past week to get people to give to Delegates. It is a tough task right now to get people to give. There is a lot of suspicion over the amount delegates want. I have been trying to educate reddit users on some of the big costs the delegates face. Still some delegates have asked for money to pay for their grand child's day care while away and for money to buy a new laptop and smart phone. Though I understand these are expenses that are valid, when asking for charity off an angry crowd of disappointed campaigners its not going over well. Its caused a lot of suspicion. They worry they are giving you money that Sanders will be able to give you in a few days and they will be out their money. And what if you are not really a delegate but just opened a page as one. That is on their minds as well. With the amount of money you are asking for being this high I am afraid the people I am working with will just close your page and not fund you or any other delegates. I encourage you to consider carefully just asking for your transportation and hotel costs and any fee's you will be charged to enter or required expensive meals. I also encourage you to look at the other delegates from FLA and seriously consider asking one to be your room mate. I imagine everyone being short funded will make people eager to say yes. By doing that you should be able to cut your ask down to 2000 and they will think that a more reasonable amount. No one s going to believe that you need 5000 dollars for just transportation and hotel. Travel (500 max) and entrance cost (150) and hotel (2100 for a single 1500 with a room mate), $$$ meals required (200). 3000 max request. I am sorry that this is not happening before Bernie endorsed Clinton. Everyone is in a bad mood and I can't seem to budge them much. 4 of us have been working on this for days solid. I also encourage you to post your link on any facebook page that is related to you like your high school graduation year' s facebook page, Miami for Bernie, Fla for Bernie, if you are a teacher, teachers for Bernie etc. If you get this out there to people who have something in common with you, your chances of getting fully funded will increase! If you rely just on reddit you will be disappointed I am afraid. Maybe tumblr and Instagram pages on Bernie will be in better moods. Some of the Bernie pages on reddit are moderated by people who are pro unity with Clinton and they are not always nice. If you get a cold shoulder that is probably the problem. Look for Sanders sub, or page that has more people who are stillSanders or really hate Clinton . Those are the places that will be more receptive. If you know someone under 30 they will be a good bet to help you get your site promoted on various pages on the internet. Call the right away if you do not feel up to doing it yourself. Good luck and thank you for being a delegate. Please accept this advice as kindly meant despite its bad news. Sorry again!
Repost: Hi Congratulations! I am a redit user who has been trying for days to get delegates funded. I am so glad you are going to the convention and hope you can get all the funding you need. I wanted to give you some advice and hope you understand that I am trying to help even if not all the advice is what you wanted to hear. Here's a facebook page that would be a great place to post your link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FloridaForBernie/?fref=nf and another one: https://www.facebook.com/Florida-Women-for-Bernie-Sanders-1450942668561467/?fref=ts I hope you get the idea! Find any facebook page that has something in common with you and post your link every day or 2. Tumblr, reddit, and instagram would also have pages to post on. On Reddit go to sub wayofthebern, hillaryforprison. Make a personal appeal and explain why you need the money. Look for communities that are still sanders. Post on your high school reunion facebook page and any other group you belong to. It is not going to be enough to just network among your friends and family most likely unless you have a very large familia. I am a reddit user and is a lot of resentment among reddit users that we have to fund this when money was supposed to come from the campaign we all gave to till it hurt. They worry that and money is going to come available and you get paid again. There was talk of the campaign funding it and of delegates who were swindling too much money. If you keep your ask so high I am concerned you are going to turn people way off and they are just not going to be willing to give to you. They are balking at giving people from Alaska that much. You need to ask for just your hotel and transportation and convention related expenses /entrance fee, required convention meals. I would encourage you to not ask for more than 3000. Better still look for a room mate among your FL delegates and cut your costs down. If you keep your ask down and explain you have cut these corners people will want to give to you a lot more. People are not in the mood to buy you a new laptop and are getting quite angry at people who ask for that kind of thing when this is charity. Here is the list of delegates from FL to ask to room with. If they have not raised the money they need they will probably be interested. http://www.fundberniedelegates.com/delegates-by-state/florida/ Good luck and sorry for the tough advice. I am sure this will be an experience you will never forget! Linda