Hello stalwart Mitt fans! I am making an official request for financial help in order to send members of our hardworking team to CPAC this year. Since we are an independent site and have no financial backers we are left to our own means in order to make this trip. We have two team members Ross and Dave P. who are already attending at their own expense. There are 4 of us who’d like attend but our respective personal finances would not allow for that. Collectively we have put in literally thousands of hours to produce this website, and no team member receives compensation for doing so. Time is something we have, and have sacrificed. Money is something we have not. Will you help us?
If we are able to attend we will do our best to promote Romney for President, promote this site, and provide frequent and interesting updates on CPAC. We will bring our video and still cameras, laptops and our iphones, everything at our disposal to bring you live updates on this site and via Twitter.
It will cost us about $500 per person to attend. That cost includes airfare, hotel, and cost of registration. If there were a little extra we’d also like to throw a little lunch reception to meet with any of our readers who may be attending also. (I highly recommend attending if you are able. I attended last year and had an absolute blast.)
Depending on how much we raise, this is what we will do with the money:
$500 – We send Aaron the stalwart.
$1000 – We send Luke our SEO expert and page manager (He’s got the nice camera, too.)
$1500 – We send dedicated contributor Jared A.
$2012 – I (Nate G.) will attend myself. I have attended before and want to make sure the younger chaps get an opportunity first.
$2300 – We will rent a meeting room and hold a small lunch meet-up where we can train team members and any readers who want to attend.
Anything more than that we will use to bring promotional items such as fliers, button, bumper sticker, and perhaps some of our t-shirts.
Can you help by contributing $100 or more? Even $5 will help. But my favorite is $20.12, just to send a message. Just click the button to donate.
We will run this drive through the day and keep you posted on our progress. Thanks!
Update: Wahooo! We just cleared $500 – Aaron is packing his bags as we speak! Now we just need another $500 to send Luke… Thank you so much!