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Paul Scott Turns Obama Fundraiser Controversy Into A Documentary

Remember the man who gathered $32,400 to attend a Democratic National Committee fundraiser? He wanted 2 minutes to tell the president some things about electric vehicles.

That man, occasional CleanTechnica guest author Paul Scott, was uninvited from the fundraiser and refunded the money (which actually came from his retirement fund). Subsequently, the government of the Netherlands invited him to an international EV conference involving leaders from England, Norway, Sweden, Germany, and Denmark. They didn’t take his money. Rather, they escorted him via subsidized transport so that he could give his presentation. That is so much better than getting to meet only one president!

Now… Paul’s back! This time, he and his friend Kelly Richard Olsen (also an occasional CleanTechnica contributor and a prolific EV video producer) are making a documentary about the enormous controversy surrounding the Democratic National Committee fundraiser. It is titled, “My Lunch With Obama.”

As the fundraiser campaign page says: “My Lunch With Obama is a feature-length documentary that chronicles Paul’s journey — from the day he received his invitation, to his willingness to spend his own retirement funds to attend the event and the nationwide controversy it caused, to the surprise decision of the Democratic National Committee to rescind his invitation and the further controversy that erupted because Paul was uninvited.”

Also: “The film also chronicles Paul’s subsequent invitation from the government of the Netherlands to attend an international EV conference where he gave a presentation to leaders and policy makers of the Netherlands, England, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Belgium.”

He hopes to raise $60,000 to fund the film via a campaign on GoFundMe. Donations can be as little as $25 or as much as $10,000.

Paul Scott is the co-founder of Plug In America, which is a leading (if not the leading) EV advocacy and education group.

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