Send Katrina Bergstrom to the DNC Philly Convention!
Organized by: Katrina Bergstrom
Cancelled my Hotel for the Convention to save money
July 13, 2016
EVENT DATE Jul 22, 2016
Hi everyone! I will be going to the Philadelphia DNC Convention as Member of the Rules Committee for Bernie Sanders! I'm so honored to be chosen for such an important role and cannot wait to represent my State of California.
As per Bernie's call last night, we aren't done fighting, and my job as a member of the RULES COMMITTEE is now the focus.
We have to put the pressure on the Democratic Party to get rid of Superdelegates once and for all, get rid of closed primaries where independent voters can't participate in primaries or are disenfranchised from overly complicated state laws on registration changes and to let the party know loud and clear that WE NEED TO GET MONEY OUT OF POLITICS and push for Grassroots Campaigning.
I am a single woman from a blue collar family who has worked hard to chase the so-called “American Dream” by working hard to create a career for myself. Most recently at the age of 31, I put myself through law school , graduating in 2012 and passing the California Bar on the first try. I am now in $350,000+ in debt with federal loans at a 7% interest rate that I will not pay off until I am in my 60s, and despite loan forgiveness programs, I will owe the IRS potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars.
I cannot support a system whereby people from lower income families like me are prevented from ever having a comfortable life just because they cannot afford an education or are made to feel the income they are born into prevents them from getting primary or secondary degrees. Our country can do better than this.
This is only one of the many reasons I decided to dedicate all of my free time to Bernie Sander’s campaign. I am a strong supporter of every issue in his platform and have spent hours upon hours reading and researching the issues his campaign has brought to the forefront.
I have volunteered for the Bernie Sanders campaign by helping to organize delegates across the State of California from applying to be a delegate, through the caucus elections, and continue to help coordinate them via Facebook pages and other social media tools.
Please see the website I created: www.californiadelegatesforbernie.com/fundraising for links to all Bernie Delegates fundraising pages.
Working closely with our state's delegates since March, I am able to vouch how amazing our delegates are, how bright and strong we are, and how much of a team we have already become.
Anything you can do to help me soften the cost would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you and FEEL THE BERN!
Also taking donations via:
Or PM me for my home address at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Airfare: $594.31 - Funded!
- Hotel for Rules Committee (Thursday - Sunday) - $811.51
- Hotel for Convention (my share) - $1981.00 - CANCELLED - Got Free Housing!
- Convention Breakfast: $200 - Funded!
- Expenses/Taxis/Food $75/day = $675 - Wishful thinking, but if not possible, then I will forgo and try and doggie bag from free events ;)
- Approx total: $4300- REVISED TOTAL: $1,732.51
- Already Raised: $921
- What's needed: $811.51