Are you coming into town to fight your charges?
We support you!
We have funds available for people who are traveling to the Twin Cities to fight their RNC-related charges in court. The travel fund is also open to witnesses who are traveling to the Twin Cities for RNC-related trials.
Anyone who is in need is encouraged to apply.
Our travel fund is limited, so funds will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. We also encourage you to arrange for carpools or other combined travel arrangements to decrease the overall costs of travel.
Whenever possible, we will try to give priority to those who are facing severe charges or who may experience life-changing circumstances because they will need to travel for court appearances. We will also try to give priority to individuals who are volunteering their time and efforts to arrestee support in some capacity.
Our ultimate funding goal is to support arrestees fighting their charges, and we know that witness testimony can be a powerful tool in that fight. As cases move to trial, the travel fund will begin accepting applications from witnesses who are traveling to testify in support of RNC arrestees. As our travel fund is limited, priority will still be given to arrestees, but we will fund key witnesses whenever possible.
Please be as specific as possible with your request. The more specific you can be about how much money you will need, the easier it will be for us to make a funding decision. Please attach receipts, invoices, or estimates if you have them.
There is no application deadline. Decisions will be made weekly as applications come in. For this reason, we ask that you submit your request to allow time for at least 7-10 days before hearing from us. In emergency situations, we will try to make a decision and get back to you as soon as possible.
How to Apply for the Travel Fund:
Submit all applications to rnc08hospitalityriseup.net. The application form is available on our Forms & Publications page. You can attach the form to the email or copy and paste the information into the email. For receipts and invoices, you can attach scanned images or transcribe all the relevant information into your application.