The auction will be going on for the next week in order to raise money and awareness for women’s rights nonprofit Women, Action, & the Media. Its description reads, “Got a fantastic idea for a campaign but not sure where to start? Wondering how you can use the tools of activism to make your project the most effective it can be? Social justice advocate Sandra Fluke will help you harness the power of activism and/or advocacy with this strategy session. You bring the expertise on your issue, and Sandra will bring her sharp strategic mind and national experience.” So now’s the time to launch that grassroots mayoral campaign people have been bugging you on Twitter about. As of today, bidding has reached $180.
Conservative blog The Daily Caller responded, referring to Fluke as a “birth control enthusiast” and arguing that “bidders hoping to meet Fluke personally or to receive any in-depth advice from the 31-year-old Georgetown Law graduate will likely be disappointed” because the meeting is supposed to take place via phone or Skype. However, according to Jaclyn Friedman at Women, Action, & the Media, bidding has picked up today since the story was posted, although it’s hard to determine the exact cause.
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