Help Missouri CD5 Delegates/Alternates get to TampaSubmitted by papershop on Wed, 07/18/2012 - 21:29
The two we are trying to raise money for are Delegate Paul Trask, who feels very moved to stay where the establishment Republicans are to try to influence Romneys and Santorums, etc to switch to Dr. Paul. Going where the establishment is staying vs a Ronvoy, etc. is much more expensive. We don't wish financial matters to be what is running through his head at this critical time.
Paul's leadership was critical in guiding us through to victory at District, which resulted in the state of MO having all three RP delegates and alternates. Other than one other person from St Louis (?) we were the only District to carry a victory. He is as polished and poised as they come and his demeanor easily allows him to be seen as compatible with the Republican establishment. And then his knowledge of all things liberty can meet its target!
AND Claudia Toomim is our alternate who needs help to get there. Her small home repair/painting business has really slacked off and her funds are drying up. Claudia has run our vetting process locally, is extremely knowledgeable and articulate Harvard graduate, who again can compete intellectual with the best a Romney-ite can throw. She is very convincing.
Thank you for letting me provide this update. And we thank you for every single gift of money and encouragement. Below is my original post.
Many Grassroots for Ron Paul supporters and volunteers have expressed their desire to stand behind our CD5 delegates and alternates financially as they make their way from Missouri to Tampa.
Today, I was asked to set up a “chip-in” to accept donations for those who have had some unspoken needs crop up. Erin Dunn, a member of our local leadership team, will be the one who will be taking care of the funds at the end of our chip-in, with me present as well, so that as a volunteer, everyone feels comfortable that there will be an extra layer of accountability.
Throughout our long journey together in the fight for liberty, if there was ever a time to stand behind each other, it’s now. The 2012 Republican National Convention will be an historic event. Dr. Paul will be nominated from the floor and who knows what may yet transpire.
For this reason, a couple of our participants feel very strongly that they should presence themselves at the actual RNC assigned hotel to be available to engage Romney, Santorum and Gingrich delegates in conversation. They are amongst the most polished, articulate and committed we have. (And then of course, they were flabbergasted at the RNC prices). For this reason, and other unspoken needs amongst our representatives, we are trying to raise funds to help.
Our local CD5 representatives are among the lucky few state wide who made it all the way through the gauntlet. So each of our delegates and alternates represents hundreds upon hundreds of Ron Paul voices across Missouri, and indeed, our nation. They are YOUR voice.
I know an "entire" journey and stay is probably more like $3600 per person but since I don't know everyone's particulars, I had to guess and I'm trying for what I hope is a modest amount. But you can always surprise them with your generosity. I leave it in your hands.
This is what we've been working so hard for all these months, and for many among us, years. Make your voice of support to them be loud and clear. And be a part of making history, together.
And, of course, feel free to share this chip-in with all the other supporters you know. :)
Thank you for every single gift.