PA 6-7-8: Help Us Win, Meet Hillary!

I think at this point, I don't need to tell you too much about the importance of the House races in the Philadelphia suburbs, in which Democrats Lois Murphy, Joe Sestak and Patrick Murphy (subject of a major profile in today's Inquirer) are facing vulnerable Republican incumbents in winnable races.  Take all three, and Democrats will likely take back the House.

My wife and I are serving on the host committee for a fundraiser for all three campaigns being held next Friday afternoon, October 13, at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.  In addition to all three candidates being there, Sen. Hillary Clinton is the featured guest.

Big races require big money, and this is no exception: the minimum ticket price is $300, which I know generally puts events like this beyond the reach of many.

And then I had an idea, and some help.  Because my co-blogger profmatt was generous enough to contribute $300 for the event, but since he can't make it, we wanted to invite one of you in his stead.

So here's the deal: I have set up an ActBlue page for this event.  If you contribute at least $20 to the candidates -- in what ever distribution you like -- then you get the right to nominate yourself (or others) and explain why you should attend.  And for every additional $300 we collectively raise through this appeal, one more person gets chosen to attend the event.  

(Who chooses?  Me and Matt.  We will be fair, and we will heed the wisdom of the crowd.)

We want to open up this opportunity to as many people as possible, and with your help, we can.

If you need more information about the event, email me at acbonin -at- hotmail dot com and I'll forward an invitation and/or answer all questions.

Please give, and give generously.  The House is at stake, after all.

Tags: pa-06, pa-07, PA-08 (all tags)



Re: PA 6-7-8: Help Us Win, Meet Hillary!

Any questions?  Let me know.

by Adam B 2006-10-05 06:12AM | 0 recs
Re: PA 6-7-8: Help Us Win, Meet Hillary!

I'm but a poor college student, Adam. I can't give that much (I can manage $10.01 per candidate), but I feel that my ground reports and weekly volunteering for Patrick Murphy should be a solid reason for getting to go. :)

by PsiFighter37 2006-10-05 11:36AM | 0 recs
Re: PA 6-7-8: Help Us Win, Meet Hillary!

Thanks.  And you are certainly a worthy nominee.

by Adam B 2006-10-05 01:44PM | 0 recs
You Decide

Nice idea.

I contributed $60

Since I don't know anybody working on these campaigns:

I nominate Mr. U. Can Decide 3 times.

by NCJim 2006-10-05 07:39AM | 0 recs
Re: You Decide


by Adam B 2006-10-05 07:43AM | 0 recs
Better Yet

The next three contributers get two nominations.

by NCJim 2006-10-05 07:43AM | 0 recs


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