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August 19, 2008

Help a blogger out – send some Utahns to the DNC

Some great local bloggers have the opportunity to attend the Democratic National Convention in Denver, and you can help them get there by donating liberally to the cause. This is a rare opportunity, and I’m happy to see these guys going. The paypal link is in the body of the message below, but also here.

Also, the Utah Amicus is holding a kickoff party on Wednesday, so if you’ve got ideas of what they should focus on while at the DNC, show up and let them know – and throw a little moola their way to boot.
What: The Utah Amicus DNC Bloggers Kick Off Party
When: August 20 at 7 p.m. (MDT).
Where: 7119 West 8050 South, West Jordan
Press Release: JMBell.org

Help Send Utah Bloggers to Denver:

Utah Democratic Party Vice-Chair Rob Miller, owner of The Utah Amicus blog, has been granted press credentials for the National Convention (Aug 23rd to 29th) as part of the DNC’s “State Blogger Press Corps.” program, and has invited several Utah bloggers to join him – including one Cache Valley/Weber County blog (The SideTrack) – in providing unique grassroots coverage of the event.

Being bloggers, we are not equipped with the fundraising network that we are often able to create for candidates and the party.  And quite simply, this trip is going to be costly (but worth it!).  Hence, we are doing a bit of fundraising through PayPal to help cover housing, event access, equipment, and transportation costs in order to bring Utah live, daily coverage from the ground as citizen journalists.

Bloggers in attendance will include:

From Cache and Weber Counties
Jason Williams (Hyrum, UT) and Craig Blanch (Ogden, UT) of The SideTrack

From Davis and Salt Lake City:
Jeff Bell of JMBell.org
and Rob Miller, Bob Aagard, Aaron Thompson, and Ben McAdams of The Utah Amicus
(Misty Fowler of the blog Saintless and Utah for Obama is credentialed, but as of this release unable to attend)

I will also, through my temporary (?) guest hosting “gig” with Tyler Riggs at KVNU’s For The People, be providing live on-air coverage during broadcast hours (4pm to 6pm, 610am, and live webcam stream at www.kvnuforthepeople.com) throughout the week of the convention.

This is really a unique opportunity, not only for those of us Rob has invited to attend, but for the entire state, as our press credentials will allow us access equal to that of CNN, ABC, NBC, and all other major news corporations.  Please help us make the most out of this first time opportunity with even a modest contribution, and allow us to bring a very Utah perspective and new life to traditional press coverage.

by @ 9:45 am. Filed under Local Happenings, Local Issues, National Issues, Upcoming Events

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