Joseph L. Piñon, CA-44 Delegate for Bernie Sanders
Organized by: Joseph Piñon
EVENT DATE Jul 29, 2016
UPDATE 07/18: Thanks to scores of donations from family, friends and supporters of Bernie Sanders I am halfway to my goal. To everyone that has helped me you have my most sincere gratitude.
Please donate whatever you can so I can try to make the Democratic Party more transparent and progressive!
On May 1st, 2016 I was elected by my fellow Democrats in California Congressional District 44 to be a pledged delegate for Bernie Sanders at our national convention in Philadelphia. I am truly honored and grateful that out of the 191 ballots cast I was chosen as the top male delegate. From the very beginning I understood that being a national delegate would require a lot of time, energy and money.
Regardless of what the media and the Democratic establishment tells us I will not be deterred from traveling to Philadelphia and voting for Senator Sanders as our nominee. And wherever possible I will also be advocating for more progressive planks on our national platform. The California Democratic Party estimates that the total cost to attend the convention for four days can reach up to $4,750. I have tried to cut costs where I could but the trip will still cost thousands of dollars.
While I am committed to traveling to Philadelphia regardless I would appreciate financial assistance to help subsidize the cost. Bernie Sanders has shown us that although the cost may be high when you have dedicated supporters contributing even small amounts of money we can accomplish great things. Thank you for your support. And remember this fight isn’t over until the convention!