I’m in the running for a partial scholarship to attend the national progressive “Netroots Nation” conference this June in San Jose, California. I’m the only person from Pgh (only 3 from PA total) and one of the few LGBTQ persons in the list. The top five vote getters will receive a scholarship and 15 more scholarships will awarded based on merit.
I need your help – I was in the top five until this weekend. This weekend, I spent most of my time doing Earth Day stuff, working on the Bill Peduto campaign and prepping for the Dyke and Trans March. I also spent time with Ledcat’s family and helped a friend with her dog. Life stuff. Activist stuff. Make Pgh better stuff.
And because I wasn’t working to get votes (it really is a full-time job), I slipped into 6th place by over 50 votes. OH NO!
Please help! Click here and vote – one vote per person.
For inspiration –
Top Reasons to Vote for Sue to Attend Netroots Nation
- She’s possibly THE ONLY former Rick Santorum intern who will be there.
- She’s THE ONLY blog blocked by her own City government as “lesbian porn.”
- She’s going to wear Pittsburgh gear during her entire trip – so far Commonwealth Press, The Cotton Factory, YaJagoff.com and The Pirates have offered to supply her with awesome Pgh attire. Imagine the pictures! The stories from the Pittsburgh diaspora!
- In 2009 and 2012, she persuaded the Netroots organizers to donate excess tote bags to food pantries.
- Facebook BLOCKED the photo below for reasons unknown. Blocked!