Well, ok, it’s his disembodied voice on a conference call, but we still think having the U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful drop the PRC a line is pretty cool.
Even though actual voting won’t be happening for a while, election season is in full gear, and the campaign group “Americans in China for Obama” are kicking things off in Shanghai with a cocktail party tomorrow night:
Senator Obama Conference Call and Reception: June 7th cocktail party, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm, with Senator Obama calling in to Beijing and Shanghai participants at 8:00 pm. Suggested donation is US$250. Moon River Diner Jing’an, The New Factories, 66 Yuyao Rd Building, near
Xikang Lu (余姚路66号，近西康路).
We highlighted the word “suggested” in front of “donation” because $250USD isn’t exactly chump change to Shanghaiist. Thankfully, the event’s organizers aren’t turning away those of us looking for inspiration at a much lower price. We were told that if we show up at the event with our U.S. passport and credit card ready to give a smaller donation (~$20), we should be able to get in as well. Entrance is guaranteed for those who donate online (minimum $50) at this link. All attendees will have to bring their U.S. passports with them to the event.
Shanghaiist is planning on attending; the $20 donation will be well worth the chance to have the next U.S. president in our pocket.