Sandy - Bernie Delegate to Philly!

$4,000 of $4,000 goal

Raised by 156 people in 33 months
Sandy Marie  WILLMAR, MN
Sandy Watters is a 21-year-old Latina from southwest Minnesota. In late April, she was elected as a delegate for Bernie Sanders to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Though elected by a group of their peers in the Democratic Farmer-Labor Party, the party does not supply elected delegates with any related expenses--despite the immense importance of their role. This unique opportunity is often unattainable for average and low-income participants, due to the sheer cost. It is Sandy's hope to achieve this goal by reaching out to every-day members of the party--like her--to bring the voice of the average voter to the convention.

The convention runs July 25th-28th, with arrival required on July 24th. Costs include: airfare, travel within the city, lodging, food, convention and training fees, and events at the convention itself. To put the cost in perspective, the hotel itself is projected to be $350/night, for 5 nights. To reach the goal of attending the convention, Sandy should realistically raise about $4,000. Ideally, at least $2,500 should be raised by June 20th to begin making travel arrangements.

The task may seem daunting, but by coming together in support of young voters, it is achievable. One of the best ways to ensure the party moves forward is to encourage and aid the next generation! Please consider helping a passionate young person achieve her dream of making a difference in this election!
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Update 11
Posted by Sandy Marie
31 months ago
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We made it!!! I am so, so grateful to everyone who has helped me reach this goal. I was nervous at first- it was a big goal. I am continually amazed by the outpouring of kindness and support that I am so grateful to receive from people all over the country. People who have never met me, but believe in what I am doing, and dear friends and family who wanted to see me achieve this dream of mine. Because of each and every one of you, I get to be a part of an historic event. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kind words, your contributions, and your belief in me. I am so touched and so humbled. I will be posting photos when I get there, so that you can follow along with me! Thank you so much.
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Posted by Sandy Marie
31 months ago
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Exciting news!!! I am fortunate enough to have a generous anonymous donor who will be matching donations dollar-for-dollar. I am so grateful for this opportunity, please help me maximise this gift by contributing whatever you may be able. Bonus! For every donation $50+, ANOTHER matching donation will be made to a fellow delegate, Elizabeth Braun Wilke from Illinois.
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Posted by Sandy Marie
31 months ago
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Wow! I am so touched and excited: we have broken the half-way point! Thank you so, so much for your kind words of support and your contributions. My flight is booked, and my housing information will be sent in on Monday! We are getting closer and closer, and I could not be more excited. Thank you again!!!
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Update 8
Posted by Sandy Marie
31 months ago
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We had a fun time fundraising last night, and were able to raise $239! I want to say thank you to those who were able to come and stop by, those who were able to contribute, and those who had their best wishes with us! We are getting closer and closer, and I am so excited and grateful for the support I have received so far. Thank you!
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Raised by 156 people in 33 months
Created May 1, 2016
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Give em hell!

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You will soon be Philly bound!

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