Send Delegate Jene' to Philly DNC
I hope you'll read the story (on my website) of how I got involved and was asked to give the presidential surrogate speech at the El Paso County Democratic Convention. Many folks said they voted for me because of that speech (the video of it is on that link). Thank you so much for cheering me on at every level as I've been surprised to find myself participating in politics after a decades-long hiatus. First time caring enough to volunteer, first caucus, first caucus captaining, first delegate-ing, first political speech, first state convention, and now first national delegate-ing. I'm still in awe. Thank you so much for your enthusiasm and faith!
This convention will be an historic occasion, as it's likely neither candidate will have enough delegates to win the nomination on the first ballot. Depending on what happens at the Republican convention the week before, it could be a chaotic, crazy time. I follow Bernie, period...truly believing in his example as an outsider who works inside the system. WWBD (What Would Bernie Do?) is my motto. So whatever happens between now and then, I'll be there.
We're expected to raise our own funds for the trip, costing an average of $5000-8000, due to transportation, designated hotel and food costs, and party obligations. Much of it is needed soon to reserve space and travel costs. If I raise over and above what's needed, I'll help other delegates in need. In the weeks leading up to the convention and at the event itself, I plan on using strategy, bridge-building, speaking, and writing as best as I can to get Bernie Sanders nominated. Youtube channel coming soon!
I've been gobsmacked at the support and kindness of my fellow CD 5 delegates and feel deeply honored to respresent so many people who are new to the political process as well. I look forward to working with you all in the future to effect transformational change from the local to the national levels. Thank you again, for your help in making this epic journey summit at the Democratic National Convention.
My neighborhood people at that first caucus!
At a Bernie rally with Hannah from Bernie HQ!
On my first political march ever, up in Denver with 1200 others!
Manning the candidate table at the El Paso County Democratic Party Gala.
First time at the Bernie office! I couldn't do days on end like other amazing volunteers, but I helped out when I could.
This 9 x 12" original captures Bernie's humility, kind heart, and joyful spirit! https://www.facebook.com/events/288159431533252/
Painted by up-and-coming artist Sophia Hanna in her signature style in watercolor on watercolor paper, we'll be selling prints, but you have only one chance to own the original. I've created a Facebook event for the auction, here: https://www.facebook.com/events/288159431533252/ BUT if you're interested and want to bid, message me and I'll keep you in the loop. (We're at $75 as of this time.)
I'm hoping to get closer to my fundraising goal with this auction so that more raised in joint efforts with Peak Progressives can go to my fellow delegates' needs.
Please see the top, pinned post, labeled "WHERE YOU BID" to place bids. Bidding will be open from noon on July 4th to 11:59 pm July 5th. The starting bid is $50. Please share! We can ship it anywhere!
Payment for this piece will be through my PayPal account. Please don't send payments until the auction's over, unless you'd just like it to be a donation to the trip. And thank you so much!
If you'd like a print, please message me. I'll also update GoFundMe with the results of the auction.
For now, Peak Progressives is hosting some donation events to fund all of our delegates, links below. Please share these events and bring friends so we can meet in person, too! I'll have more to announce soon, too. Thank you again! xoxox
Sun, June 26th Bernin' Red Rocks Guided Hike & Scavenger Hunt https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bernin-red-rocks-guided-hike-and-scavenger-hunt-tickets-25842785467?aff=efbevent
Wed, July 6th Belly Dancing & Bern'in Burlesque https://www.eventbrite.com/e/belly-dancing-bernin-burlesque-the-best-kind-of-political-partay-tickets-25632305917
Sat/Sun, July 9th & 10th Colorado Springs PrideFest: We'll be marching in the parade on Sunday and will have a booth there both days, with some fun stuff like body painting and henna available! http://www.coloradospringspridefest.com/
p.s. The photo is of my children and me on Mother's Day this year. They are WHY I'm doing this. I want them to have a future full of hope and possibility. xoxox
I am taking a break from FB, and NPR, it is too painful right now. I'll keep following you on messenger. You are the only person I will cross this picket line for, I need to know how you are processing and holding up. Fighting the good fight is impossible without backup.