Concerts for Kerry
This Thursday (July 15, 8 PM, Hotel Utah, 500 Fourth Street, SF) is the San Francisco launch of Concerts for Kerry
. The Ticket purchase ($7! That's all!) is a direct contribution to the John Kerry/John Edwards
campaign. There's a concert tomorrow night in Portland, OR, and upcoming shows in New York, New Haven, Phoenix, Philadelphia, and New Orleans.
You'll notice that they've already raised $140,000 from 5500+ concert goers. I find that pretty amazing, b/c I know it just started as a group of friends trying to do something to help. At this point, almost as important as the money raised is the enthusiasm and energy that goes into raising that money. Kerry has broken several fund raising records, and he's done a lot of it with the help of small donors who can't afford the big time donations that George Bush rakes in effortlessly. I think that speaks volumes about the differences between the two candidates and their agendas.
If you check out Concerts for Kerry's Press Gallery
,you'll note that below the Village Voice, The Boston Globe, The Daily News, The New York Times, Rollingstone.com, etc., the first press clipping they have is from a little student webmagazine called NYC24
-- and it's written by yours truly. I hope to see some of you at the concert, and please bring your friends and family.