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Have you received governmental or institutional assistance?

I have, and my experience isn’t consistent with the GOP's talking point which says that assistance to anyone is a drain on society. In the GOP’s view, if you aren’t rich, tough. I received assistance when I was young, but I've paid back that assistance many times over during the past 25 years. After graduating from high school, I was the only one in my family to attend college, and with the assistance of a scholarship from the Navajo Tribe I graduated with honors. After college I worked, paid taxes, and with my friends and family put together a scholarship fund with the American Indian College Fund that will provide scholarships to six Navajo students this year. The fund will provide scholarships to Navajo students for years as it grows. In my view, the GOP has influenced a large voting population with another false talking point to keep themselves in power with the promise of lower taxes and smaller government. As usual, what they're saying isn't true. What’s your story?  

Flora Sombrero Lind CertificateThis scholarship endowment has been established at the American Indian College Fund to honor my mother Flora Sombrero Lind, as an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who was born at Inscription House, Arizona of the Many Goats clan circa 1925. This scholarship endowment is funded by Flora's family and friends who want to see Navajo students pursue higher education and carry on their great Navajo heritage.

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Sunday, January 27th

Virginia Kossacks Pot Luck Meet-up]

TIME: 12:00 - 5:00 PM
LOCATION: Liz Dexic's home
Fairfax County side of Herndon (near Dulles Airport) • 20171

ORGANIZER: Send JamieG from Md or Liz Dexic a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. Liz Dexic (Herndon 20171) [salad - either green or pasta type]
2. JamieG from Md (Leesburg) [baked spaghetti]
3. Diana in NoVa [Tiny cheese pizzas]
4. Gordon20024 (from Roanoke) [dessert/Amphora Diner]
5. a gilas girl (via Metro)
6. oortdust (from Arlington)
7. VirginiaBlue (Mechanicsville)
8. stevenwag [bread and cheese or wine]
9. barbwires [caesar salad with anchovies, bottle of wine]
10. STI (Ashburn)
11. LeoDaLion [veg/fruit trays]
12. kevinole (Crystal City)
13. MNGlasnant [dessert]

Maybees:
teacherken
agrenadier
Sturunner and his wife
gmfbard
angelajean
Pademocrat
Virginia Victory
noweasels
Latest diary: It's the VA/DC/MD Potluck Sun Jan 27
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:: Event Reporting ::
Paradise Chico Kossacks

The Great Paradise Sushi Meet-Up (w/photos!)

smileycreek's fantastic photo diary in case you missed it yesterday.

Paradise kossacks Jan25 2013

Standing, L-R: Steve, Darryl House, Mrs House (Teri), smileycreek.
Sitting, L-R: paradise50, chantedor, Shawn
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Logo for Three Star Kossacks group. &nbsp;Font used is Cooper, selected especially to emphasize the Nashville-area Congressman who deserves to be primaried.
From Land of Enchantment:
...a picture from our Nashville meetup.  Used your "animal head" approach for someone who wanted to stay private.  We went minimal on the photograph front, but here it the one picture that emerged, even if some of the people don't show, plus one behind the camera and another came late.
Three Star Kossacks inaugural meetup. January 26, 2012
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:: New Regions Organizing! ::
A shout out to the states of Kansas and Missouri! There is a two-state group recently formed to help you with your political needs. Please contact tmservo433 to be included in future action events.

From tmservo433:

I've started the group Kansas/Missouri Kossacks and am working with Winkk and others on how we can fulfill an every precinct strategy.   Some potential meets, good food, local supports throughout the Kansas & Missouri areas!
Kansas & Missouri Kossacks - Formed: Jan 17, 2013, Organizer: tmservo433
Current diary: If you are in Kansas / Missouri

And the first city to step up for casual meet-ups is:

Kansas City Kossacks - Formed Oct 15, 2012, Organizer: kj in missouri. Please send her a kosmail to be included.

Latest Updates on Kossack Regional Meet-Up News Below the Fold
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:: COMMUNITY BUILDING UPDATES ::
Let's build communities!

Every region needs a meat-space community like SFKossacks.
We take care of each other in real life.
I urge YOU to take the lead and organize one in your region.
Please tell us about it if you do and we're here for advice.

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:: Regions Organizing ::
>>>Instructions on HOW TO FORM A NEW DAILY KOS GROUP
NEW GROUPS IN THE PROCESS OF ORGANIZING:
Send a Kosmail to the organizers and ask for an invitation to the group.
Northern Indiana Area: Kosmail Tim Delaney

Indianapolis Kossacks: Kosmail CityLightsLover

Long Island: Kosmail grannycarol

Northern Michigan: Kosmail JillS

Nebraska: Kosmail Nebraska68847Dem

Westburbia Chicago Kossacks: Kosmail Majordomo

New York Hudson Valley Kossacks: Kosmail boran2

North Carolina Triangle Kossacks: Kosmail highacidity

Caprock Kossacks (Panhandle/Caprock/Lubbock/Amarillo area) : Kosmail shesaid

West Texas Kossacks (including Big Bend Region and El Paso) : Kosmail Yo Bubba

I-77 Carolina Kossacks who live from Columbia, SC to north of Winston-Salem, NC.: Kosmail eeff

Note to the above new leaders: Feel free to leave a comment any day reminding readers about your new group. Also, tell us about your progress in gathering members. Kosmail me when you've chosen a good name for your group and have created a the group. Then I'll move you to the NEW GROUPS LIST. When you've planned a date for your first event I'll make a banner for you to highlight your event in our diaries and your diaries.
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These are the groups that have started since * NEW DAY * began. Please Kosmail navajo if you have started a group before that.
NEW GROUPS LIST:

California Central Valley Kossacks - Formed: Jul 29, 2012, Organizer: tgypsy, 23 members

New England Kossacks - Formed: Aug 6, 2012, Organizers:
Clytemnestra for Lower New England (Conneticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island)
GreenMountainBoy02 for Upper New England (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont), 116 members

Houston Area Kossacks - Formed: Aug 7, 2012, Organizer: Chrislove, 20 members

Kossacks in India - Formed: Aug 14, 2012, Organizer: chandu

CenTex Kossacks - Formed: Sep 9, 2012, Organizer: papa monzano, 8 members

Central Ohio Kossacks - Formed: Sep 26, 2012, Organizer: VetGrl, 16 members

Kansas City Kossacks - Formed Oct 15, 2012, Organizer: kj in missouri

Phoenix Kossacks - Formed Oct 16, 2012, Organizer: arizonablue

Chicago Kossacks - Formed: Oct 31, 2012, Organizer: figbash, 23 members

Koscadia the Pacific Northwest coast from Northern California to Alaska  
- Formed Oct 17, 2012, Oganizer: Horace Boothroyd III based in Portland, OR

Boston Kossacks - Formed: Nov 7, 2012, Organizer: GreyHawk

Motor City Kossacks South East Michigan (Detroit) Area - Formed: Nov 10, 2012, Organizer:  peregrine kate

Pittsburgh Area Kossacks - Formed: Nov 12, 2012, Organizer: dweb8231,
Current diary: After a "Brief Delay" Pgh. Area Kossacks Gets Rolling

Salt Lake City Kossacks - Formed: Nov 17, 2012, Organizer: War on Error, 19 members

Twin Cities Kossacks - Formed: Nov 17, 2012, Organizer: imonlylurking
Current diary: Twin Cities Kossacks-when should we meet? Poll included!

Dallas Kossacks North Texas - Formed: Nov 21, 2012, Organizer:  Stepping down, chancew, please contact him if you'd like to step up. He'll change the groups' permissions for you.
Current diary: Dallas Kossacks, I need suggestions!

The Southern California Inland Empire Kossacks - Formed: Dec 3, 2012, Organizer: SoCaliana

Los Angeles Kossacks - Formed: Dec 17, 2012, Organizer: Shockwave

Northeast Ohio Kossacks - Formed: Jan 16, 2013,  Organizer: GenXangster

Kansas & Missouri Kossacks - Formed: Jan 17, 2013, Organizer: tmservo433
Current diary: If you are in Kansas / Missouri

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ESTABLISHED GROUPS LIST: (List will grow as we discover them)

SFKossacks Founded by navajo, Formed: May 2, 2005, More than 80 members

Maryland Kos Founded by timmyc, Formed: Feb 23, 2011, More than 54 members

New York City Founded by Eddie C, More than 58 members - Contact the group organizer for meet-up events: sidnora

Baja Arizona Kossacks Event Organizer: Azazello, 90 members

Three Star Kossacks Tennessee, Founded by maryKK, Formed: Apr 8, 2011, 46 members

Nashville KosKats Founded by ZenTrainer, Formed: Jan 30, 2012, 28 members

Virginia Kos Founded by JamieG from Md, Formed: May 3, 2011, 85 members

Kos Georgia Founded by pat208, Formed: Feb 13, 2011, 18 members

Colorado COmmunity Founded by Leftcandid, Formed: Feb 13, 2011, 25 members

New Mexico Kossaks Founded by claude, 13 members

Philly Kos Founded by mconvente, Formed: Aug 29, 2011, 15 members
Currently organizing: Kosmail asterkitty to sign up

DKos Florida Founded by ThirstyGator, Formed: Feb 14, 2011, 33 members
Currently organizing: Kosmail Vetwife to be included in next event.

Oklahoma Roundup Founded by BigOkie, Formed: Feb 13, 2011, 12 members
Currently organizing: Kosmail peacearena to be included.
Okla-homies, let's get together (new regional organizing group)

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:: Events Currently on the Books for ALL Kossacks ::
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Pittsburgh Area Kossacks
Saturday, February 2nd

Pittsburgh Area Kossacks' First Meet-up

TIME: 4:30 PM
LOCATION: Home of AllenKitchen
Address given upon RSVP • Butler, PA

ORGANIZER: Send dweb8231 a kosmail to attend or join Pittsburgh Area Kossacks. We welcome Kossacks and guests from Western PA, Northern WV and Eastern Ohio.

RSVPs:
1. dweb8231 [main course, nibbles]
2. AllenKitchen, host
3. Mary Kitchen, host
4. beanbagfrog
5. mentatmark, from Erie [Main course]
6. mentatmark's guest
7. MelinPgh [Hot onion dip]
8. mjminPA [Muffins]
9. mapamp [wings, cucumber salad or mini meatballs]
10. PowWowPollack [pizza]
Maybees:
Latest diary: First Pgh. Area Kossacks Meetup - Sat. Feb. 2nd
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Saturday, February 2nd

Koscadia Kossacks' Meet-up

TIME: 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Bushwhacker Cider
1212-D SE Powell Blvd • Portland, OR

ORGANIZER: Send Horace Boothroyd III a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. Horace Boothroyd III
2. loggersbrat
3.
Maybees:
BlueJessamine
Latest diary: [Diva waiting for linked diary]
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Saturday, February 9th

First Time Ever DKos Florida Kossacks Meet-up!

TIME: 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Fort Cooper State Park
Recreation Hall
3100 South Old Floral City Road • Inverness
$3.00 per car entry fee
Pets welcome but not inside hall
NO alcoholic beverage allowed in state park
Food for event will be covered potluck

ORGANIZER: Send Vetwife a kosmail to attend and volunteer for potluck.

RSVPs:
1. Brian1066
2. Caedy (FLSNMom's sis)
3. DaNang65
4, FLSNMom [Pasta e fagioli w/turkey bacon, focaccia bread]
5. gulfgal98 [pasta/vegetable salad]
6. JaxDem
7. KayeB in Florida
8. lady blair
9. ObamOcala [mac-n-cheese, maybe ice cream]
10. OleHippieChick [hummus, pita bread, fresh baby greens]
11. pamelabrown
12. PHScott
13. puzzled
14. Ricochet67
15. rnmihayden
16. Russ Jarmusch
17. Subo03
18. Taxmancometh
19. THScott
20. Vet
21. Vetwife [chicken, potato salad, punch, chocolate mousse]
22. whatGodmade [fruit salad, drinks, cups]
23. YaNevaNo

Maybees:
 just bob
FLSNMom's daughter

Latest diary: Saturday Feb 9th? OK? Fl Meetup
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Tuesday, February 12th
Watching the 2013 State of the Union Address

TIME: 5:30 PM
LOCATION:  cooper888 and gotmooned's place in Sacramento (Natomas)
Directions will be provided by private email to those who RSVP.
ORGANIZER: Send tgypsy a kosmail to RSVP

RSVPs:
1. Kestrel
2. tgypsy
3. cooper888
4. gotmooned
5. Sychotic1
Maybees:
Latest diary: Calling all Sacramento area and Central Valley Kossacks!
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DailyKos readers who live and/or work in New England
(Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont)

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Saturday, February 16th
Northern New England Meetup in Portsmouth, NH

TIME: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION:  Margaritas Mexican Restaurant
775 Lafayette Road  • Portsmouth

ORGANIZER: Send nhox42 an email to RSVP at nhox42@yahoo.com

RSVPs:
1. Bill in Portland Maine
2. Common Sense Mainer
3. nhox
4. commonmass
5. The Marti
6. Nautical Knots
7. Nautical Knots's spouse
8. Clytemnestra
9. parsonsbeach
10. parsonsbeach's spouse
11. mayim
12. Jane
13. bjedwards
14. dvcm
15. lurker
Maybees:
vacationland
Debbie in ME
leolabeth
annieli
icicle68
knockbally
CtheO
CtheO's spouse
vacationland
simple
Latest diary:
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Saturday, March 2nd!!
Lone Star Spring Texas State-Wide Meet-Up in Austin

TIME: 2:00-5:00 PM
LOCATION: Opal Divine's Penn Field restaurant and bar
3601 S. Congress Ave • Austin

ORGANIZER: Send nomandates Kosmail to RSVP.

RSVPs:
1. nomandates                    
 2. teknohed
 3. papa monzano
 4. Chrislove
 5. Chrislove's BF
 6. glorificus
 7. politik
 8. anotherdemocrat
 9. Odysseus
10. suesue
11. blue armadillo
12. texasmom
13. texasdad
14. htowngenie
15. navajo (honorary TX Kossack!)
16. afisher
17. manoffire
18. Wino
19. Mrs. Wino
20. VinaMist
21. doraphasia
22. Urban Owl
23. Texdude50
24. icelus
25. mr pea
26. entrelac
27. Mr. entrelac
28. JayRaye
29. cosette
30. belinda ridgewood

Maybees:
1. Mosquito Pilot
2. Over the Edge
3. yoduuuh do or do not

Latest diary: Lone Star Meet-Up in Austin on 3/2: Location & Other Announcements
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DailyKos readers who live and/or work in New England
(Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont)

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New England Kossacks All Day Meet-up
Saturday, March 9th

ORGANIZER: Send Clytemnestra a kosmail to attend.



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TIME: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
LOCATION I: SolToro in the Mohegan Sun Casino
1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard • Uncasville, CT
RSVPs:
1. Clytemnestra
2.
3.
Maybees:


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TIME: 7:00 - 10:00 PM
LOCATION II: Mystic Pizza
56 West Main Street • Mystic, CT
RSVPs:
1. Clytemnestra
2.
3.
Maybees:

TIME: 11:00 - ? PM
LOCATION III: TBD
[Address] • [City]

RSVPs:
1. Clytemnestra
2.
3.
Maybees:

Latest diary: New England Kossacks - March meet up

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Sunday, March 10th

SAVE THE DATE: SFKossacks Roll Out the Red Carpet for a gilas girl

TIME: TBD, expect lunch, then excursion, then early dinner
LOCATION I: TBD for lunch
Address TBD • San Francisco
LOCATION II: TBD for excursion
Address TBD • San Francisco
LOCATION III: TBD for early dinner
Address TBD • San Francisco

RSVPs:
1. a gilas girl
2. navajo
3. side pocket
4. dharmasyd [lunch]
5. Meteor Blades
6. Glen the Plumber
7. remembrance
8. smileycreek
9. paradise50
10. Cali Scribe
11. Mr. Scribe
12. slouching
13. no way lack of brain
14. norm
15. boatsie
16. Lorikeet
17. FogCityJohn

Maybees:
edrie
lineatus

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Netroots Nation 2013 in San Jose: Plenary Session Table Reservations
June 20th - 23rd  •  REGISTER HERE



SFKossacks:
1. side pocket [First Lieutenant]
2. mrs. side pocket
3. kimoconnor
4. citisven
5. paradise50
6. smileycreek
7. Glen the Plumber
8. remembrance
9. jotter
10. Mrs. jotter
SFKossacks:
1. Lusty
2. mrsgoo
3. norm
4. Cali Scribe
5. lineatus
6. cooper888
7. gotmooned
8. boran2 (Honorary)
9. Lorikeet
10. FogCityJohn
SFKossacks:
1. slksfca
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Native American Netroots:
1. navajo
2. Meteor Blades
3. shanikka
4. no way lack of brain
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Community Quilt Project:
1. Sara R
2. winglion?
3. loggersbrat
4. ramara (Arizona)
5. Horace Boothroyd III
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Lone Star Kossacks:
1. nomandates
2. texasmom
3. texasdad
4. doraphasia
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Cheers & Jeers:
1. Bill in Portland Maine
2. Common Sense Mainer
3. vicki
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Los Angeles Kossacks:
1. Shockwave
2. jakedog42
3. susans
4. murphy
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
NYC and beyond:
1. sidnora
2. belinda ridgewood
3. thankgodforairamerica
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Misc. registered Kossacks + regions:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Hopefully we can put together whole tables for them.


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Community Quilt Project

Community Quilt Project NN13 Flash Mob Photo


smileycreek is organizing and asking all Community Quilt recipients to bring their quilts to NN13. We'll assemble at a pre-designated location and time for a group photo with one of the NN13 professional photographers. It will be a group hug celebrating one of the most beloved community building projects we have here at Daily Kos with Sara R and winglion at the center of it. navajo and Glen the Plumber are going to scout out and select a location in advance for all to meet with their quilts for a memorable photo opportunity. Stay tuned.
Date: TBD Time: TBD

1. paradise50
2. Dave in Northridge
3. remembrance
4. BeninSC
5.

Send navajo a kosmail if you post a diary about an event so we can update our round-up.
Okay. Floor's open.
Tell us what you are doing on this NEW DAY?

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Originally posted to DIVA on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 07:30 AM PST.

Also republished by Connect! Unite! Act! and SFKossacks.

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