Send Shane to D.C.
Arcata City Councilman Shane Brinton is taking a trip to Washington D.C. on invitation from President Obama. But the last minute-ness of it all makes it a spendy ride. Brinton is reaching out to supporters to help him get there and back without breaking the bank. His letter below.
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
I am writing to you because I have been offered a fantastic opportunity and I need your help to take advantage of it. A few days ago I received an invitation from President Obama to attend a reception at the White House in honor of young elected officials from around the country.
There will also be a three-and-a-half hour policy briefing with senior White House officials. We will be briefed on housing, immigration reform, innovation, energy, and the economy.
How could I turn down such a cool opportunity? I just purchased my plane tickets using a credit card. It came to $1,300! Many of you know there is no way that I can afford this with my income, but I was encouraged by friends to go for it, assuming that I would be able to raise the funds from our community. That’s why I’m reaching out to you. Can you please help me take advantage of this exciting opportunity?
Contributions may be sent to: 1166 I Street, Apt B, Arcata, CA 95521. As an elected official I am not legally allowed to accept gifts of $420 or more.
For those that wish to donate online with a credit card, I have a PayPal account: