Sorry I’ve been out of touch. With the move and getting set up for the new job, I am one busy PUMA!
One of the things I was stressing about was whether or not I would be able to go to Denver for the convention. It looks like time will be tight, but I can accommodate the trip if I can raise the funds for airfare. I’ll arrive late on the 25th and have to leave the morning of the 28th, so I won’t be able to report fully on the convention, but I will be there for the two biggest nights, the 26th (Hillary’s night, and the 88th anniversary of the 19th Amendment) and the 27th (Obama’s night, and the 45th anniversary of MLK’s Dream speech). I intend to report from wherever I can get to, whether that be the protests, the media tents, or the convention itself, though admittedly, I have no credentials at this point to get in.
What I am asking of you: I need to raise about $350 post-haste. Generous readers have already deposited $45 into the kitty, so the immediate needs are for $310 or so, to cover the cost of the plane ticket. I have a place to stay, and access to a laptop, and I’m willing to worry about the rest later if P&L readers will help me out now in getting there. I need to make a decision quick, because I have to get one of my new classes covered for one of those days. I’ll need to raise in a week, and be able to say one way or the other if I can go by next Wednesday ( a week from today).
I have found the ticket I’d like to buy, and almost booked it anyway today, but decided that paying rent at our new apartment was paramount. And I would have been spending part of the rent money and hoping for a miracle.
If you have any funds left after donating so generously to Hillary or other Clinton groups, please consider a donation here at this time to help fund this, especially if you enjoy what you’re reading here and think I might have something to offer in the way of perspective on the convention. You can donate one of two ways: through PayPal of through Amazon. The links to both are to the right.
Thank you so much for even considering it. I know it’s a lot to ask, but I do feel that we need to be representing at the Convention, and that we need PUMA-friendly media representatives there. I can provide that. I would be grateful for the opportunity. Thanks in advance!