Thank goodness the presidential primary is over. I hope you haven't given all your spare change to a candidate because now that we've reached the end of the primary, we need to pivot to helping everyday Dems reach fundraising goals.
If you aren't on Facebook, you may not have noticed the GoFundMe requests scrolling down your feed. I'm going to repeat something here that I wrote on Facebook, so if you have already seen this...bear with me, please.
Over the coming weeks, you may see fundraisers scroll down your Facebook feed from Democrats in North Carolina trying to raise money to help defray the cost of serving as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
Please consider making a small donation. It doesn't matter which candidate they are pledged to....I mean...it does, but not for this request.
It is easy to think they shouldn't have signed up for something they can't afford...and that is exactly the thinking that keeps leadership positions and elected office out of reach of those who are not wealthy.
We are very fortunate that we have so many positive, eager members of our party willing to take on this expense to do the business of the party. We depend on a diverse delegation to make sure our party is representative of all North Carolinians - not just the wealthy few.
If you are one of the delegates and have a GoFundMe or other fundraiser running, please feel free to leave a comment below so people are able to find you more easily.
Thank you for your consideration.
Seriously, these folks are incurring a huge expense to do the business of the Democratic Party and the rest of us should help out. I have been collecting links to fundraisers and will add them here. If you are going to the convention as a delegate and want to be included, please leave a comment and I will add you to the list.
Matt Hughes https://www.gofundme.com/mattinphilly
Tina Willis Rodrigues https://fundly.com/next-up-the-city-of-brotherly-love
Emily Lovette https://www.gofundme.com/emilytakesphilly
Thierry Wernaers https://www.gofundme.com/h6q3krj8
Timothy James Webster https://www.gofundme.com/timothywebster
Dave Wils https://www.gofundme.com/Dave2Philly
Ray Shawn McKinnon https://www.gofundme.com/raymack2009
Jeff Rose https://www.gofundme.com/27m3gh8
Alyssa DeRonne https://www.gofundme.com/AlyssaDeRonne
Wendy Ella May https://www.gofundme.com/29jxdgyk