A group of 20 young Kentuckian activists, most of which are undocumented immigrant members of the Lexington and Louisville chapters of the Kentucky Dream Coalition and the Louisville CREW, are trying to get to the National Student Power Convergence this Thursday, August 1st.
Currently, 11 people are spoken for and are able to travel to Madison by car. However, former car plans fell through and now 10 more still need a way to get to Madison, WI from Louisville, KY. We’ve currently raised $500 in funds, which were formerly dedicated to gas money for our transportation.
Our $500 coupled with your donations will be able to:
- Rent two standard-size, 5-passenger vehicles $790.06 with coverage / $1179.76 if the rental company covers it.
- If the option is cheaper, buy megabus/greyhound tickets, which would be around $100 per person ($1000)
- Pay for gas to fuel our transportation ($650 for 4 cars round trip, $0 if we decide not to buy the cars).
The convergence will provide food and lodging for us.That means we only need to worry about transportation there and back. We have three days to raise $1000-$1200! If you want to be apart of our growth and development as activists, please follow through to the Louisville CREW page and click our Donate button :)
Regardless of how many people we can fund, we are going to get as many people there as possible. That means every single penny counts!
If you cannot afford to donate to us, we would love your words of encouragement :). We only want what we need, so when we get enough donations, we will send out a call to halt support. Be on the lookout for a call to stop donating, and a return of your money if your donation exceeds our needs. Thank you in advance for your time and support!
More about the National Student Power Convergence (NSPC):
The NSPC is a coalition-building (inter)national meeting of activists across the US, and even few from other countries, dedicated to building the youth activist movement with experienced and energized students. The official website describes perfectly the conflicts we’ll be addressing as growing activists in our panels, trainings, workshops, and general assemblies:
"Halting the Keystone XL Pipeline. Pushing marriage equality and broader LGBTQ/intersectional justice. Fighting for undocumented immigrants, DREAMERs, debt-strangled students, low-wage workers, and a generation at the margins of our inequitable economy. Fighting for our future, for fairness, justice, and love. Our movement is fighting harder than ever, but there’s still so much that needs to be done. We can only do it together, as a bigger, more creative, nimble, united, diverse movement than we’ve seen yet."