From the Trail: A Convention, A Fundraiser, and An Ad

What a week!

To kick it off, I had the privilege of going to the state Democratic convention on Sunday. I met with several candidates whose races I've been following, as well as network with some caucus members (and a photo op with the Lt. Governor). I have to highlight Justice Richard Bernstein, whose message of politicking with passion for people and recognizing that the right thing to do doesn't belong to a political party was a fantastic one, and worth bringing up time and time again.

Following the fundraiser was my second fundraiser, this one a movie night at the Midland Democratic Office. There was only one problem - my projector decided not to work. I had tested it the night before but some time between then and the night of, the cord for the projector gave out and left me with some frantic messing around and a lot of apologies. That said, every cloud has a silver lining, and the issues gave me time to instead walk around and talk to the lovely people who came in to show support. Despite the problems presented, we persevered and had a fun night (and enjoyed some delicious baked goods courtesy of Katrina Hutcheson).

The last part of this admittedly short campaign update is to announce that my first ever ad spot has dropped! You can find the link to it on my Facebook page, my Twitter feed, or on the homepage of this site. I have to give a shoutout to Cody Kizis, a close friend of mine who made this video possible. I am consistently humbled and taken aback by all the kindness shown to me from my network of friends and family. Please share my video so it can get more love from YouTube and catch on before I begin to use it for advertising.

This campaign has been a lot of work, but you all continue to make it more than worth it by showing me so much love and support. I have gotten emotional several times over the last few months by all the outpouring of support given to me. I promise you I do not intend to stop this movement, win or lose, and I will not let your efforts or support be in vain.

Thank you all so much! This continues to be a grass roots, people powered movement that doesn't happen without each and every one of you. I hope you are all enjoying this week, and I can't wait to see you all again. Until then, keep fighting for our working class and keep up the belief that we can do this if enough of us join together.

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