Doug Hughes Freedom Flight
I'm not whining - I know there would be consequences for my flight, but I hoped my flight would inspire discussion and spur action to end the corruption of Congress. It has!
I do need help - I spent every dime I had, and then some, to accomplish my flight. I lost my job with the Post Office on the Fourth of July - job prospects between now and my trial are not encouraging. Now, and after the trial, my wife and daughter need to eat, keep the power on and pay the mortgage. The flight was the opening round of an expensive battle to restore democracy. For info about the fight, join thousands of friends on facebook at Free Doug Hughes .
If I do have to serve time, my family needs to survive until my release. Building that nest egg for my wife and daughter is a major concern because my family should not pay the price for what I did, though they are.
Local friends jumped in while I was in jail to help my family. Thank You! Now I'm asking friends I haven't met yet to help. We will end corruption in Congress, I'm sure of that. Help me do it.
How could an anti-gay pizza parlor raise almost a million dollars(!) in sympathetic donations yet a man who risked everything to raise awareness of the single biggest threat to democracy in America i.e. corporate control of congress and the "democratic process", has only raised $1000(!) in a month for his certain-to-be enormous legal fees?