UP to US Caravan
For far too long our elected officials have been representing their own or corporate best interests instead of ours. It’s time for us to take back our political system by standing together, showing up, and rising. Bernie Sanders may have sparked this movement, but he was just our organizer -- it is up to us to keep the momentum going and ensure our voices are heard by writing our own narrative.
We want to visually display the mass amount of us who are done being fed the current narrative of suppression. To show our government, mainstream media, and the powers that be that regardless of the corrupt political nature our establishment is attempting to preserve, we demand change. Every face that appears in Philly is making our message stronger: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.
HOW YOUR DONATION WILL HELP US:
$10 - Dinner for one of our travelers
$27 - A meal and a campground for one camper
$40 - Tank of gas for a car full of our travelers
$100 - Campgrounds for five cars
$250 - Feed our whole crew for a day
$500 - Campgrounds for every single traveler in the caravan
If you don't have the means to donate, but believe in what we're doing - spread the word! Sharing on your Facebook and Twitter will help us reach even more supporters and potential caravan folks to show up with us in Philly!
We are gathering with love, to anchor in the integrity that this movement has garnered.
To join the caravan, apply for scholarships, or to offer food or housing please head over to www.uptous.net and fill out the form. I will administer the funds to our travelers while we're on the road.
Paid for by the people, for the people
(not the billionaires)
As many of you have heard....Up To Us is standing in solidarity with Standing Rock Reservation and is here on the ground in North Dakota to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline! We will be setting up a new gofundme soon so we can support www.rezpectourwater.com and the Sacred Stone Camp here in Cannon Ball with supplies, food, camping equipment and anything else folks may need for the next few months.
So stay tuned and if you have any funds to support in the meantime, feel free to send them here.
Thank you so much for your continued support. Because of your donations and social sharing, we are nearly halfway. We are so grateful to every single one of you.
So far, we have over 100 people on our caravan! We've met some amazing people, organizations, and even some delegates along our journey. Tonight we're all headed to a panel in Ferguson, MO, moderated by Michael McPhearson, executive director of Veterans for Peace. We are unbelievably grateful for these experiences and we plan to take the valuable information we learn tonight straight to the streets of the DNC.
Thank you all so much for everything.
If you'd like to share on social media, here's something you can simply copy and paste:
My friends #UpToUs are headed to the DNC to demand change, $27 will provide food & campgrounds for a camper tonight! https://www.gofundme.com/uptous
Ann here, one of the organizers of UP to US!
so excited to get this show on the road tomorrow!
We've reached out to everyone who's signed up through our form for financial aid requests and are in the last stages to process all and would love to make sure we can take even more folks on the road! There were and are so many inquiries.
How the process will work is fairly simple.
Since we are not an official organization and every member of our crew is volunteering just like you the funds are going as described before into my personal account. Each night the riders check in at our evening meeting spot, will sign a check-in form and then receive a paypal transfer from me to them. This way we can assure that everyone is staying the course and none of your money can/is going to folks not following through on their purpose.
We will also launch a live google doc mid week so every accounting transaction is transparent and everyone can see where their money is going.
Any questions hit me up here!
PS: some folks that applied for financial aid gave us incorrect e-mail addresses so if you or one of your friends have not received an email back, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you immediately.
I tried but it cost too much for me to travel over last minute from the UK, but I've donated, I'm there with you guys in my heart and I think what you're doing is a beautiful gesture of who we are as people, not people of hate or fear but people of love and uniting in that. We will always be stronger together. Have an incredible journey, love is louder guys, let the DNC hear you!!! - Amy xx
Wishing you all the best. I am sure the people of Philly will open their houses and hearts to you. Be our voices, keep it peaceful but forthright. Keep safe and help each other out if you meet with unlawful and unjust treatment or arrest. We will fund your bail and be with you every step of the way.
So you've raised almost 50,000... What is your plan. To show up.. Walk around and for your faces to be seen? It's useless. You obviously don't get how politics work. You also don't u see stand that your voice is no different than that of an ant. You will never be heard. Bernie will never become the next president of the United States. Never. It's just facts. He is the minority in this political campaign. I would like for this world to unite and I would like to see our world overcome the corrupted political system. But showing up to rally and spout some nonsense isn't going to get you anywhere. You have to truly make a movement. You have to start at the base of a rotting tree in order to cure the disease that is rotting it's fruit. I wish you the best. I truly do. But this money could have gone to more than just a silly rally. There are far greater uses for that money. But that's none of my business. Good day to all. #makeamericagreatagain DT
What is your unified message? What is the expected outcome of this gathering?
Many delegates are struggling to get to the Convention, but you have raised $32,000 for people to walk around with no chance of getting within the barricaded 5 mile perimeter? WTF?