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iemanja

(53,141 posts)
Thu Nov 10, 2022, 06:15 PM Nov 2022

Do you want to donate for Flowers for Nancy and Paul Pelosi?

Last edited Fri Nov 11, 2022, 03:09 PM - Edit history (2)

Donation Link ~~~~~~~~ https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=17351334 ~~~~~~~~~~~

Do you remember when DU sent loads of flowers to Barbara Boxer? I believe it had to do with her efforts to oppose the Iraq War.




A bunch of DUers have been talking about doing something similar for Nancy Pelosi. See this thread: https://democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=17348022

Vote below on how you think we should approach this.

The overwhelming vote is for 1 bouquet of flowers and donations to Warnock. The Warnock donation link can be found on this thread by Omaha Steve. https://democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=17351334

We'll soon post another thread with donations for flowers, but those donations should be small, with the bulk of your donation going to Warnock, should you so choose.


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Send Nancy many bouquets of flowers
4 (9%)
Send 1 bouquet of flowers and donate the rest to Warnock in honor of Nancy
35 (78%)
Send 1 bouquet of flowers and donate to a charity (please suggest below)
4 (9%)
I can't contribute, but I send Nancy lots of love
2 (4%)
Other (discuss below)
0 (0%)
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Do you want to donate for Flowers for Nancy and Paul Pelosi? (Original Post) iemanja Nov 2022 OP
Love leighbythesea2 Nov 2022 #1
Someone at her office should dweller Nov 2022 #2
I'm afraid we won't get this done in time for the funoff wryter2000 Nov 2022 #3
We can do it next week. iemanja Nov 2022 #4
I have a hellish week next week wryter2000 Nov 2022 #15
I'm good with that, and we could start the Warnock donations very soon, like tomorrow. iemanja Nov 2022 #16
Well, we could ask people to donate to Warnock iemanja Nov 2022 #5
Should be sent to her office. Gets EVERYBODY talking on Capitol Hill. calimary Nov 2022 #27
She's in San Francisco, not DC iemanja Nov 2022 #28
Well, ready for your recommendations. calimary Nov 2022 #30
I see iemanja Nov 2022 #31
Oh good! Thanks for your part in this effort, iemanja! calimary Nov 2022 #32
my vote is send flowers to shut ins in her name, ask her office which hospital hospice, etc or DCCC Hamlette Nov 2022 #6
The Pelosi's will never get the flowers... WarGamer Nov 2022 #7
We have someone who knows some of her staff iemanja Nov 2022 #8
I'd personally propose something like... WarGamer Nov 2022 #9
This message was self-deleted by its author iemanja Nov 2022 #10
Cute idea wryter2000 Nov 2022 #12
It's a such a sweet, delightful idea, and unfortunately some MAGAt would ruin it. electric_blue68 Nov 2022 #22
I thought we might work with security to send them through them wryter2000 Nov 2022 #13
I changed my vote wryter2000 Nov 2022 #11
Best to send 1 large bouquet to Nancy and BlueGreenLady Nov 2022 #14
Send Paul Nancy about 200 Roses and then give the rest to a charity that they might like. Botany Nov 2022 #17
I'm in senegal1 Nov 2022 #18
How about something like this iemanja Nov 2022 #19
kick iemanja Nov 2022 #20
Maybe we could send a card to her and Paul and all the rest goes to Warnock's FlyingPiggy Nov 2022 #21
Looks like the Warnock option is winning iemanja Nov 2022 #25
As long as I could use a credit card - then I'm in. electric_blue68 Nov 2022 #23
Judging by the votes above, a little would go to Gofundme for the flowers iemanja Nov 2022 #24
I figured I could, but wanted to double-check 👍 electric_blue68 Nov 2022 #26
Donation to Warnock link here iemanja Nov 2022 #29
Bit of DU trivia (and a weird coincidence) EarlG Nov 2022 #33
That's so cool iemanja Nov 2022 #34
Wow! Thanks so much for sharing! Rhiannon12866 Nov 2022 #35

dweller

(23,759 posts)
2. Someone at her office should
Thu Nov 10, 2022, 06:30 PM
Nov 2022

Be able to suggest her favorite charity if donations are to be spent.
Flowers to her home and family is a great show of love.

Honestly, there’s nothing stopping anyone here from donating to Warnock.
I’d rather see this all about, and for Madame Speaker

Just my opinion

✌🏻

wryter2000

(46,206 posts)
3. I'm afraid we won't get this done in time for the funoff
Thu Nov 10, 2022, 06:33 PM
Nov 2022

Maybe he'll still need money to pay off debts, though.

wryter2000

(46,206 posts)
15. I have a hellish week next week
Thu Nov 10, 2022, 07:16 PM
Nov 2022

A novella due to a publisher and a talk to give on the 17th. You'd have to take over.

iemanja

(53,141 posts)
16. I'm good with that, and we could start the Warnock donations very soon, like tomorrow.
Thu Nov 10, 2022, 07:19 PM
Nov 2022

Everyone would contribute individually. We could ask Omaha Steve to keep a tally.

iemanja

(53,141 posts)
5. Well, we could ask people to donate to Warnock
Thu Nov 10, 2022, 06:41 PM
Nov 2022

ask for a tally, and then send a card with the flowers saying we donated x amount in her honor.
Omaha Steve could keep track of the donations if we go through his link.

calimary

(81,712 posts)
27. Should be sent to her office. Gets EVERYBODY talking on Capitol Hill.
Fri Nov 11, 2022, 02:12 PM
Nov 2022

Her Washington DC office, that is.

After what happened to her husband IN THEIR HOME, I would want to avoid anything sent to her home. Even good stuff and nice things. Have it sent to Capitol Hill. That way EVERYBODY there will see it, hear about it, and talk about it.

iemanja

(53,141 posts)
28. She's in San Francisco, not DC
Fri Nov 11, 2022, 02:36 PM
Nov 2022

We plan on coordinating with a DUer's (deurbano) daughter who knows some of Pelosi's staffers.

The contribution link for Warnock is through this thread. https://democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=17351334

I'm still coordinating with deurbano about the flower donations.

calimary

(81,712 posts)
30. Well, ready for your recommendations.
Fri Nov 11, 2022, 08:29 PM
Nov 2022

I’d expect her to return to DC next week, though. Lame duck session will be underway and Dems have a last chance (til Christmas break/early January) to get a few things finished.

Hamlette

(15,415 posts)
6. my vote is send flowers to shut ins in her name, ask her office which hospital hospice, etc or DCCC
Thu Nov 10, 2022, 06:50 PM
Nov 2022

money to DCCC. I know she supports Warnock but she's always been in the house and concerned about money to "her people"

WarGamer

(12,583 posts)
7. The Pelosi's will never get the flowers...
Thu Nov 10, 2022, 06:52 PM
Nov 2022

In the decades since Boxer...

We've had issues with Anthrax, COVID...

They'd never deliver anything directly to a politician or VIP.

iemanja

(53,141 posts)
8. We have someone who knows some of her staff
Thu Nov 10, 2022, 06:57 PM
Nov 2022

and we could go through them. I personally don't favor the sending dozens of bouquets of flowers option.

WarGamer

(12,583 posts)
9. I'd personally propose something like...
Thu Nov 10, 2022, 07:00 PM
Nov 2022

Build a 10 foot tall plywood structure on the sidewalk in front of her house, cover it in Kraft Paper and invite people to swing by and sign it like a big Get Well Soon card.

Response to WarGamer (Reply #9)

wryter2000

(46,206 posts)
11. I changed my vote
Thu Nov 10, 2022, 07:13 PM
Nov 2022

To bouquets and a donation. I don't think we have enough time to get it done before the run-off.

As to the charity...ask someone in her office for suggestions.

BlueGreenLady

(2,824 posts)
14. Best to send 1 large bouquet to Nancy and
Thu Nov 10, 2022, 07:16 PM
Nov 2022

a good donation in her name to Rev Warnock. If I recall, Barbara Boxer had a truckload of flowers to dispose of after she received them. Makes a lot of work for her staff. 1 large bouquet and a donation to Warnock is a much better plan.

electric_blue68

(15,107 posts)
23. As long as I could use a credit card - then I'm in.
Thu Nov 10, 2022, 11:33 PM
Nov 2022

1 bodacious boquet, and a charity.


Unless we could get the $ to Warnock's campaign in time

iemanja

(53,141 posts)
24. Judging by the votes above, a little would go to Gofundme for the flowers
Thu Nov 10, 2022, 11:35 PM
Nov 2022

and the rest through Omaha Steve's donation link.
So you could definitely use a credit card.

EarlG

(22,047 posts)
33. Bit of DU trivia (and a weird coincidence)
Sat Nov 12, 2022, 04:20 PM
Nov 2022

I got a text from Skinner earlier today -- he was going through boxes in his basement and sent me a pic of an old letter from Nancy Pelosi to DU. I guess way back in 2002, DU members sent flowers to her when she became the first woman to lead the Democrats (she became House Minority Leader-elect in 2002). Skinner didn't know about the latest effort to send flowers btw, it was just a coincidence that he happened to find this today.

Anyway, thought you might like to see the letter! (I blurred out the old DU address.)



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