The goal of a house party should be raising money as well as introducing new people to a candidate. House party’s are a vital part to fueling our campaign and spreading Gayle’s message across the state, and they are a great experience. I recently hosted one for Gayle at my home in San Francisco and I want to share my experience with you so you can step up and host one yourself!

At our San Francisco event (seen above), we met new friends and enjoyed live music from a guest who’d written several corporate-free protest songs. We ate and drank together before Gayle shared her vision for the race and the changes she will bring to Sacramento.

Gayle’s organizing campaign for lieutenant governor is very efficient – 3-4 house parties will pay for a month of Gayle’s travels across the state. The campaign has set a goal of 20 people and $1,000  raised for these events – set that target, and Gayle will come to you! At mine, I asked for $27 per person, with no one refused for lack of funds.

Organizing a house party is real work, but it doesn’t have to be daunting. And we can help you by co-hosting these events on Gayle’s Facebook page, and, if you like, emailing IDd supporters in your area to help boost turnout. You also don’t have to worry about a big spread – snacks and light refreshments are good, and you can expect guests to contribute in that way, too. You might even consider a Gayle for California fundraising potluck!

I hope that many of you will want to organize events with Gayle. To get on Gayle’s calendar, contact campaign manager Juan Reardon at juan@gayleforcalifornia.org.

And, if you can’t organize an event at this time, I hope you’re keeping Bernie’s grassroots donor movement alive! Please consider a $27 recurring donation or a one-time gift of $99 today. Your support will help Gayle reach millions of California voters over the coming months.

In solidarity,

Adriel Hampton