"GP is a Boston-based political action committee that works to raise funds for progressive Congressional candidates around the country; our belief is that young professionals in Boston are eager to be involved, but cannot necessarily afford fundraising gala tickets at $200/plate, and also that our donations can make a larger impact in regions where "Democrat" is not the norm, by being directed toward the campaigns of forward-thinking candidates who are facing conservative constituencies and opponents. Following these ideas, we have set out to host social events through which we generate donations to allocate to progressive campaigns.
Less than a year after its inception, the organization has donated $2,000 raised from young, hip Bostonians to Congressional campaigns nationwide during the last election cycle. Proceeds from our last event, an Autumn Wine Tasting, were sent to the Georgia runoff campaigns in support of the Democratic challenger to the Senate seat. We have hosted a private cocktail event, a wine tasting, debate-watch parties and picnics; we're looking to expand further this year.
Our next event is our first since the election, and is a celebration of the future of Generation Progress. We're very excited to have transitioned into 2009, revamped our logo, website and events calendar, and are gearing up to provide support for candidates in the 2010 midterm elections. The kickoff event (April 4, at The Savant Project in Brigham Circle) will feature live music, and each donation includes one free drink. We're thrilled to be spreading the word, and the event is shaping up to be a fabulous evening."
Friday, April 3, 2009
Someone sent the above photo to Fashionista this week. It shows the cool kids supposedly filming a scene for the show. But would Blair Waldorf, scorner of Tory Burch and lover of custom Valentino headbands, ever be caught dead in Uggs?
No. The answer is no. Never.
Don't get me wrong I live in them from November to March because I have no one to impress and the snow here sucks.
But Blair would never!
Between this and everything about Little J lately I hope my favorite addiction isn't going down the tubes.