What happens when you cross Just a Girl from Homer, Mudflats, and a trip to Netroots Nation? A “Just-A-Mud PAC” pledge drive!
Well, it’s not exactly public radio, but we do have very public blogs, and they’re commercial free! No pop-up ads!
Today, Mudflats and Just a Girl From Homer, are announcing the beginning of our first ever pledge drive which will feature a “Just-a-Mud Party” fundraising shindig on Saturday night, complete with live blogging immediately following The Shannyn Moore Show on KBYR from 5-7pm Alaska time! We are posting the adult beverage selections we’ll be enjoying, so you can prepare in advance, and sip along with us. Anyone who donates will have their name put in a hat, and virtual door prizes will be awarded and posted Saturday night. Don’t you want your very own Brian the Moose, some Alaskan smoked salmon, or a chance to be a guest on an upcoming radio show?
This is all to support out trip to Netroots Nation next week in Pittsburgh!
Netroots Nation amplifies progressive voices by providing an online and in-person campus for exchanging ideas and learning how to be more effective in using technology to influence the public debate. Within that campus, we strengthen community, inspire action and serve as an incubator for progressive ideas that challenge the status quo and ultimately affect change in the public sphere.
Netroots Nation 2009 will include panels led by national and international experts; identity, issue and regional caucuses; prominent political, issue and policy-oriented speakers; a progressive film screening series; and the most concentrated gathering of progressive bloggers to date.
Through your amazing support by voting for us, we’ve both received scholarships that cover the registration fee and hotel stay. But Alaska is a long way from everywhere, and we’ve got some other plans that we are really excited about.
After Netroots Nation and the big Mudstock Meetup in Pittsburgh, we will be traveling to Cambridge, for, “An Evening with Shannyn Moore and AKM” at Harvard. After that, it’s off to New York City where we’ll visit our friends at the MSNBC Studios at 30 Rock, and The Huffington Post. And, since we don’t have our very own ShannynPAC, MudPac or the Justa-Mud Fund Trust, we are reaching out to you, our naughty little liberals, conservatives and everything in between!
The issues Alaskans face with Pebble Mine, the environmental impact on the arctic, failing fisheries, energy needs, the gas line, social issues, discrimination, jobs, and health care have not been solved with the resignation of the governor. We have a lot of work to do. The purpose for this trip for us is to network, make connections, and continue with our mission; to make Alaska better.
We also want to share our experience with you, whether you are in Alaska or Outside! Our blogging community knows no geographical boundaries. You were all here, supporting us and supporting each other throughout the last year, and we want to be able to share what we learn, and give you ideas and inspiration….and heck, a virtual vacation with two enthusiastic progressives!
If you would like to help us, please click the donation button in the upper right corner. We plan to “split the pot,” so a donation to one of us is a donation to both of us. Your generous support is very much appreciated.
Now, on to the fun! You can stock up on the ingredients and sip along with us on Saturday night. Click the links to whip up your very own batch of
or pop some sparkling cider, or raise a mug of tea.
Our excellent adventure begins one week from today!