Journey to DNC Philadelphia 2016

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Raised by 71 people in 34 months


11117263_1462255375.1449_funddescriptionAt the 2016 Colorado Democratic Party State Convention I was elected a Bernie Sanders Delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia - July 2016.

I am very generous in my community and now I could get by with a little help from my friends :)

Please consider a contribution to help and let me know if you'd enjoy daily updates from me from historic and beautiful Philadelphia Pennsylvania in July.
Bless you and yours.
Much LOVE

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I am about to embark on an experience of a lifetime as an official Delegate to the Democratic National Convention, a dream I've had since childhood while watching Presidential Election returns come in while watching TV at home with my family or in a Buffalo NY or Youngstown Ohio union hall. My first hospital job was at Alliance City Hospital as an Emergency Assistant Orderly (during my freshman year at Mount Union College). On my 1st day at work a young couple came in to have their first baby. I witnessed the young father talking privately to the Dr. He said he worked full time at a gas station and did not have healthcare coverage. "Please do everything you need to do for my wife and baby, but please don't do anything unnecessary we can't afford". It broke my heart to see his panic about healthcare costs back in 1977. I have been for fair, universal single payer healthcare FOR ALL ever since. This is why I'm a Democrat and why I often fight so angrily in public.
At the end of his very long travels, Ulysses [the main character of Lord Alfred Tennyson,1809-1892, 1st Baron Tennyson English, most famous poet of the Victorian age] said “I am a part of all that I have met.”
This journey to the DNC in Philadelphia is only possible after much support after all these years from my many colleagues:
in Colorado House District 8: Mary Elizabeth Brice, Dave Wolf, Stuart Steers, Aaron Goldhamer Sean McDermott, Christa DeHerrera, Jovan E. Melton, Roger Kilgore, James Laurie (the elder), Pat Manning, Jeff Neuman-Lee, Derrick Blanton, Shawn Michael Smith, Jenn Gross, Sylvia Sullivan, Vicky Hardy, Linda J Drake, Larry Drake, Jacqui Shumway, Jay Chetney, Michael Scott Ramming Leslie Herod, Katie Wallace, Carolyn Riggs, Nancee Braan, Wellington E Webb, Wellington Webb, Anthony E. Graves, Bridget Walsh, Gail Marcus, Daniel Ivan Ford, Beth McCann, Bob Nogueira, Russ Johnson, James Reyes, Wesley Brauer, Rachel Smith, Ryan Biehle, Jeremy Gall, Mark Lasser, ET Tafoya, Tony Pigford, Vernon Jones Jr., Mandy Lindsay, Nita Mosby Tyler ...

My comrades from Democratic Party of Denver Edward Hall Jo Ann Fujioka Cindy Lowery-Graber, Susan Rogers, Mark P Gardinier, Owen Perkins, Julie 'Julo' Kronenberger,, Robert Rodriguez, Anne Murdaugh, Sallyanne Ofner, Aaron Silverstein, Rick VanWie, Sue Sam, Earleen Brown, Donna Alexzandrea Moore, Halisi Vinson, Halisi Vinson, Doug Linkhart, James Mejia, Penfield Tate, Beth McCann for Denver DA, Irene Aguilar, Pat Steadman, State Senator Pat Steadman, Ellis McFadden, Ellis McFadden, Daniel Kagan, Representative Daniel Kagan, Ken Gordon, Mark Mehringer, Juliette R. Hidahl, Paul Rosenthal, Courtney Huffman Johnston, Mike Johnston, Mike Johnston,

My fellow delegates/committee members: Halo Jobson (who volunteered with me for Colorado Youth At Risk) Sonya Jaquez Lewis with whom I've often served as International Board Member of GLISA World Outgames , the Federation of Gay Games and frequently Co-Presidents of Team Colorado https://www.facebook.com/groups/teamcoloradousa/
Skip Madsen, JoyAnn Ruscha, Cleo Dioletis, Micheal Baca, Emilie Mitcham, Joseph Salazar, Jonathan Singer, Jonathan Singer for House District 11, Jeri Shepherd, Mandy Hennessey, Allison Vail, Kona Morris, Wendy Howell, Spencer Korey Duncan, Terry Tucker, Nita Ellenback Lynch, Lynette McClain, Mike McCorkle, Raffi Mercuri, Victoria Bard, Gabriel McArthur Jason Sherry, Sarah Moore, Cortland Coffey, Q Taylor Banister, Chris Davis, Giselle Herzfeld, Sha-rena Johnson-Smith, Erin Biggs, Luis Vasquez, Jerad Sutton, Joey Thomas, Kim Lucas Netherton, Joe Zemek, EuEll Santistevan, Jene' Jackson,

My awesome COMMUNITY ACTIVIST friends: Janet Matzen, Darren O'Connor, TC Bell, Robert Mitton, Diane Tipton,

My VERY generous donors: The Democratic Party of Denver, Frank and Sylvia Sullivan, Lou Fetch, Markus Mayer, Laurie McKnight, Don Morton, Suzanne Storms, Veronica Poteat, Cathy Goevert,Stephen Nemeth, Tessa Vigil, Carol Wray, Lucie Haskins, Joe Chastain, Kye Pederson, Glenda Kuster, Lynda Colter-Bergh, Mitch Stillman, Tad Hosford, Liz Wiler, Irena Cale, Patrick Kellogg, Judy Sedbrook, Beth Watson, Christine Robinson, Scott Brady
Let's Make History in Philadelphia
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Thank you to those who are helping me get to Philadelphia in 1 weeks time to help represent the values of you and your loved ones.
I'd still appreciate any token $upport :)
During our Democratic Party Platform negotiations we have WON:
$15 Minimum Wage
Abolish the death penalty
Expand Social Security
Legalize marijuana
Carbon tax
End private prisons
Criminal justice reform
Immigration reform
Upgrade Glass-Steagall Act
Invest in infrastructure (JOBS)

God Bless <3
DNC Platform GRATITUDES
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A passionate message to me from 2 of my constituents


[I was dutifully elected to represent Colorado Bernie caucus-goers at OUR Democratic Party National Convention in Philadelphia; and I WILL]

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2 of our Colorado Constituents 4 Bernie
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Colorado is coming to Philadelphia!!!
Help US get there!

Much <3
Colorado is coming to Philadelphia!
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Lynda Colter-Bergh
32 months ago

I know you posted this on your FB page. But you didn't update it here. You are now a Delegate, not an Alternative. We supporters are trying to get the word out to fund the Delegates. Don't give up on the funding. We may not have it in the next few days. But, we were slow to realize how much Delegates need our help. The more active you are to show your support and enthusiasm, you familiarity with Bernie's positions, the more likely you will receive the funds as we go.

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31 months ago
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Ron Thorpe
31 months ago

Please help Bernie out, Vote Bernie. and Have Fun too.

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Jennie L Carrizales
31 months ago

Have a Great Convention and fight for Bernie as Nominee!! Thank you for being a delegate!! ❤️✌️

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31 months ago
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Lynda Colter-Bergh
32 months ago

I know you posted this on your FB page. But you didn't update it here. You are now a Delegate, not an Alternative. We supporters are trying to get the word out to fund the Delegates. Don't give up on the funding. We may not have it in the next few days. But, we were slow to realize how much Delegates need our help. The more active you are to show your support and enthusiasm, you familiarity with Bernie's positions, the more likely you will receive the funds as we go.

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