The NRA show just wrapped up this afternoon. It was a three-day event – a trade show/seminars/celebration of values. The average attendee spent a couple of hundred dollars to attend the show, including tickets for the two keynote events. If you’re a high-roller, you could drop an extra thou and get better seats. But you’d see the same event. The trade show was a huge part of the event. If you just wanted to see that for a single day, you’d spend a lot less. Well, to get in. (A new trend: people ordering goods from vendors via iPhone, Crackberry, etc.) Now let’s look at how the other side rolls. Here’s the details of The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence upcoming shindig . . .

The Brady Center Gala
Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to dine with the Dean of the
White House, Helen Thomas and
buy your tickets today!

WHO:
Just a few guests who are scheduled to attend. We want YOU to be included on this list!

Honorable Mike Barnes
Jim and Sarah Brady
Donna Dees-Thomases
Sam Donaldson
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Paul Helmke

WHEN:
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
6:00 p.m. – Cocktail Reception
7:00 p.m. – Dinner, Program & Dessert

WHERE:
National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20005
(entrance on 13th Street)

RSVP:
Sponsorship Levels
James S. Brady Council Table – $25,000
Power Table – $15,000
Benefactor Table – $10,000
Patron Table – $5,000
Sponsor Table – $3,000
Sarah Brady Activist – $1,500

Those who purchase tickets for $1,500 and above are invited to attend a special VIP cocktail reception with honoree Helen Thomas, Jim and Sarah Brady and Brady President Paul Helmke.

Individual Tickets
Friend Ticket – $500
Supporter Ticket – $250

Let’s see…a 3-day, populist event attended by several thousand average, middle-class Americans, versus a one-night gala, with a minimum hit of 500 simoleans. Which event do YOU think is mainstream, and which is elitist?

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