The Sunlight Foundation’s Party Time was set up to inform the American people about “who is partying, where and when.”
Virtually every day Congress is in session, lawmakers are fundraising, whether at breakfasts or barbecues, happy hours or concerts.
Because of Sunlight Foundation’s Party Time, which collects and categorizes invitations to these events, you can find out where the fundraisers are and (in some cases) who is expected to attend, often before they happen. Here you can view the array of invitations that are emailed and faxed by the dozen to lobbyists, Political Action Committee (PAC) representatives and others around Washington, D.C. and the country.
….and don’t forget China if you’re Barack Obama. He is President of the world, right?
The Party Blog reports:
Indeed, for the first time in Party Time history, we have a fundraiser in China. The Obama Victory Fund is asking for between $20 and $10,000 dollars to attend the kickoff event on July 11, in Shanghai.
The event is hosted by Robert Roche, former Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, and a co-chair of Technology for Obama and Americans Abroad. The Shanghai Expat reports that Roche “has committed to raising over $500,000 toward the Obama/Biden re-election campaign.”
Obama is also doing some fundraising in Europe, this July and August.
On July 12, the Obama Victory Fund has an event in Paris with Richard Danzig, a member of President Obama’s Intelligence Advisory Board, and Secretary of the Navy under former President Bill Clinton.
On Aug. 27, George Clooney is featured in a fundraiser in Switzerland. The event is hosted by Charles C. Adams Jr., head of the Geneva office of lobbying giant Akin Gump, and Matthew Barzun, an Obama bundler and former ambassador to Sweden. The Clooney event costs between $1,000 and $30,000.
Barzun and Adams then appear at another international fundraiser, this time in Stockholm on Aug. 23. Tickets are $250 per individual, $450 per couple.
If you have a few hours to spare, you can read Party Time’s complete list of Obama fundraisers.
*Make that HELD a fundraiser in China, as it was three days ago.
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