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    (I strongly endorse this, please go vote for teacherken to go to Netroots Nation 2011. Thanks. – promoted by lowkell)

    I would like very much to go to Netroots Nation in Minneapolis in June.  Here’s the problem –

    I am a school teacher in a district with serious money trouble.  As a result I have lost my National Board stipend and been furloughed 4 days, leading to cut in income of just under $9,000.  I cannot afford to go to NN11 without some help.

    So I entered the Democracy for America Scholarship Competition.  While they will award 40 scholarships, the only way to guarantee winning one is to finish in the top 3 in one of the two rounds of voting.

    The first round of voting ends March 28.  I am currently in 1st place, but there is no guarantee I will stay in the top 3.  I need help.

    Let me add some more below the fold –  

    part of the idea is demonstrate how good an organizer one is by getting people to (a) vote for you and (b) get others to support you.

    If you click on this link and then click on my picture, you will be able to see the namesof and some of the comments from those already supporting me.  As an educator, I am proud to be supported by the likes of Parker Palmer, Diane Ravitch, Linda Darling-Hammond, Bill Spady, Anthony Cody, Arnold Fege, and many more.  I am honored that some of my students, present and former, and some of the parents, have taken the time to support me.

    I am honored that some who know me from the blogosphere are also supporting me.

    What I have now will not be enough.

    I hope you will be willing to support me, and perhaps ask others to as well.

    Thanks in advance for any consideration you can offer.

    Peace.