Buttigieg plans ‘grassroots conversation’

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Pete Buttigieg, a Democratic presidential candidate, is scheduled to hold a "grassroots conversation" at MVRHS Performing Arts Center.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Democratic presidential candidate for the 2020 election, will be on the Island Saturday, July 6, for what’s being called a “grassroots conversation.” From 4 to 5:30 pm, Buttigieg, the current mayor of South Bend, Ind., and one of the more than 20 Democratic candidates for president, will speak at the Performing Arts Center at MVRHS.

Tickets are available in levels. Students can grab tickets for $15, a supporter ticket goes for $25, to be a Champion, it is $100, and a co-host spot is $250. Ticket purchases are a direct contribution to Mayor Pete’s campaign, and must be purchased online prior to attendance — you can RSVP at bit.ly/PeteMV.

“There seems to be a real genuine excitement about Mayor Pete, and people wanting to meet him and hear him,” Laurie David, an environmental activist, friend of Buttigieg, and a resident of the Island, said. “The response has been incredible. Pretty soon we’re going to have a sold-out event.”

David’s personal connection with Buttigieg helped seal the deal for this event, and she is credited with its organization. “I’ve known Mayor Pete for three years. I had met him a few years ago when he was running for DNC chair, and I’ve been friends with him for awhile, and think the world of him,” she said. “I think he’s a once-in-a-generation candidate, and I want everyone to meet him.”

David said she believes it will be his first visit to the Vineyard, and that between his time at the PAC and a private event later that evening, she will make sure he takes in some of the Island’s best sights.

Any questions about the event can be addressed to RSVP@peteforamerica.com.

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  1. Shocking, a far left liberal Democrat spending July 4 weekend on the Vineyard! I’m sure he’s visiting just to give this talk and not to hit up wealthy liberals for donations.

      • I apologize. I’m thinking of a time when Democrats embraced JFK yet today he would now be considered a far right extremist. In that context Mayor Pete is a far left liberal. He cut taxes, favored free trade, appointed a conservative supreme court judge who voted against Roe v Wade, anti- communist, etc, etc. Like Ronald Reagan, I didn’t leave the Democrat party, it left me.

    • bs– what’s wrong with hitting up wealthy donors for your campaign fund ?
      We had rules about that until the citizens united ruling. Hmmm I wonder if the liberals liked that ruling ????

  2. Follow the link to his “rules” for the privilege of attending…sorry students and general supporters, you will have to come up with more money… All the private jetters might have to pass too (fossil fuel execs)…. maybe get here by sailboat? Getting funnier by the moment.

    • Some of these rules are simply federal election law rules – not unique to Mayor Pete. For those curious, here are the conditions one needs to affirm before buying a ticket:
      1) I am a U.S. citizen or lawfully admitted permanent resident (i.e., green card holder).
      2) This contribution is made from my own funds, and funds are not being provided to me by another person or entity for the purpose of making this contribution.
      3) I am making this contribution with my own personal credit card and not with a corporate or business credit card or a card issued to another person.
      4) I am at least eighteen years old.
      5) I am not a federal contractor.
      6) I am not a registered Federal lobbyist.
      7) I am not an executive of a fossil fuel company.

      • Want to buy something on Elizabeth Warren’s website? You also have to affirm the following:
        I am a United States citizen or a lawfully admitted permanent resident of the United States.

        I am not a federal contractor.

        I am at least 18 years of age.

        I am making this contribution, knowingly and voluntarily, on a personal credit or debit card with my own personal funds, not with funds provided to me by another person or entity for the purpose of making this contribution.

        This contribution is not made from the general treasury funds of a corporation, labor organization, or national bank.

        I tried Trump’s website but before one can register for an event one has to input personal information.

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