My name is Ryan Trundle and I am the only Delegate in Congressional District 4 of Louisiana for Bernie Sanders. I was elected to be the voice of this Congressional District at the National Democratic Convention by the people of 15 parishes because of my dedication to the Bernie Sanders campaign. I volunteer as a data manager for Text for Bernie every day, I have hosted a phone bank every Tuesday for more than six months, canvassed and spread the word with social media.
This will be a historic contested convention where not only will I fight without quarter for Bernie, I will also be directly involved with working for the very reform we have all been fighting for in multiple caucuses. I not only pledge my vote and loyalty to Bernie Sanders #bernieorbust, I pledge myself to you. Once at the convention I will be working with many caucuses giving us a recognized voice within the party and more influence to truly reform the Democratic Party. I am also a member of Occupy the DNC. There will be no better champion of the progressive revolution and Bernie Sanders than myself!
The Democratic party has estimated the cost of attending the convention at $4,000-6,000 for hotel cost, transportation, food, and incidentals. I am, among many other things, a single working father. While I do have a great job with decent pay this cost is, honestly, a huge hardship on my family. It's embarrassing to ask for even more from people whom I know have already given so much to Bernie and his cause, but again, I have to ask.
The hotel that the DNC has assigned us is $450 a night. There are 6 nights that I need to be there. I had originally planned on staying at a cheaper AirBNB location but have recently found out that I could lose my credentials if I did not stay at the assigned hotel for many reasons including unprecedented security measures.
After so many months of volunteering for the campaign every day for hours on end, going to fight for Bernie in the contested convention means more than I could ever express. I would truly appreciate any size donation. If you cannot donate, please share with your friends.
I can’t afford to offer rewards, which really is just buying stuff for you with your money, but anyone who donates to my campaign will have access to my private facebook group where I will post live feed videos, pictures and reactions to things that are occurring both inside and outside the convention. You have the opportunity to not only help me fight for all of us, but you can also have eyes and ears inside and outside this historic event.
Please leave your facebook email address in the comments of your donations so that you can be added to the group. Thank you in advance. #FeelTheBern #BernersUnite
Here is a link showing myself as the elected delegate for Congressional District 4 https://louisianademocrats.org/2016/05/31/louisiana-democrats-announce-full-delegation-to-2016-conventio