Update to Campaign for Free Speech Fundraiser

Update on Security Fundraiser:

First, please accept our profound thanks for your immediate, energetic and positive response to raise money for security needs at the First International Conference on Men’s Issues.

As many of you may know, the venue for the conference was changed recently. That does not, however, mean we will be providing less security for the event. We are again negotiating a strong and highly visible police presence as well as providing our own private security team.

All insurance we have purchased will be transferred or rewritten  to cover the new facility. Legal fees have already doubled our original expectations and we are expecting yet another bill.

To put it shortly, we are going to use your donations for precisely the same reasons as indicated in the original appeal, but at a different location. All reward level donations will be honored as promised.

Thanks to your unprecedented support for a men’s event, the conference is going on as planned, and is garnering even more support from the local community and public officials.  Again, thank you all for this badly needed and very important event.


Kind regards,

Paul Elam


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  • napocapo69

    Thank you Paul, and the whole AVFM staff and conference contributors, for keeping the event going on.

  • OldandNavy

    We are all so very grateful for the hard work you and the conference team are grinding through to make all this happen, Paul.

  • roarkroar

    This is simply amazing. Quite unbelievable if you ask me. I mean to have a conference on men’s issues where a lot of men will be gathered together seems to be a terrorist conference to some. This is just appalling. It’s things like that which makes me wonder if I should ever move back to the states.

    Kudos to you Paul and the staff for pushing through and keeping strong.

  • thatdogguy

    The lies these feminist protestors are saying make me sick. Perhaps we should have a counter protest with signs and banners outing them for the liars they are! I can’t make this conference but I wish everyone well and hope it’s a success. Glad AVFM is not caving into the feminazi’s.

  • Andybob

    The way you and the team have handled all of the dramas and setbacks has been extremely impressive. I have every confidence that you will do everything necessary ensure the safety and well-being of all of the participants, which, ironically, will do much to protect the protesters from themselves – I wonder if they’ll send a thank you card.

    Best wishes to all.

  • Turbo

    Thanks to all the staff at AVfM for the tireless work to get this show on the road.