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Many of you know me, and you know my mission: To stop torture as the law, policy and practice of the United States, and to push to ensure that those responsible at the highest levels are held legally accountable.

Tonight, I'm going to ask you to help me with my mission, by helping to put Darcy Burner, a true progressive, in the US House of Representatives. How does that help my mission? By giving me someone to talk to when I go to Washington to lobby on behalf of this issue who will actually listen.

Imagine going to the halls of Congress to talk about torture and accountability and having to talk to, for example, Trent Franks about it ? or Peter King ? Imagine the difference in having the privilege of talking about it with Darcy Burner ?

The long arc of history does bend towards justice, but to do that there must be people in power who will listen. YOU can help put one of those people who will actually listen into power. Yes, YOU !

The mission of Daily Kos is to push for the election of more and better democrats.

So, how do we do that?

There are lots of answers to that question, but one of the ways is to help finally get Darcy Burner where she belongs, in the US House of Representatives, as the Congresswoman for the 1st District of Washington State.

YOU have an opportunity to help that happen !


Our beloved SaraR is creating a quilt that has been signed by many, many, many Kossacks. They have donated the quilt to be raffled off to benefit Darcy Burner's campaign.

So you can do two wonderful things at once: have an opportunity to have one of Sara and Ann's lovely and loving quilts, complete with comments and signatures by some of you favourite Kossacks, and have an opportunity to support the election of a true progessive candidate for Congress.

The entire month of July will be a quilt fundraiser for Darcy Burner, candidate for Congress, WA-01. There will be a drawing for the quilt signed in Providence at NN12 the first week in August. Everyone can get one chance per day, each and every day in July by EITHER donating $10 or more to Darcy Burner's campaign through a special Act Blue page which I will post on July 1, OR by writing a 50-word-or-less essay on this topic: How can we bend the arc of history more towards justice for all?. Send essays to winglionquilts AT gmail DOT com with "Darcy Burner" in the subject line. To recap, earn an equal chance once a day every day in July by either donating or sending a short essay (one or the other), every day in July. That means everyone can have as many as thirty-one equal chances in this drawing. The first week in August, I will find a neighborhood child to do the drawing and someone will become the new owner of the quilt.
Quilt stats:  It will be about 66" square, sleeved for hanging.  The fabric is cotton, the batting a fine wool.  I am quilting it by hand and am more than a half done.  It will be finished by the end of July.
Here are the quilt signatories:

 Sara R
 Kitsap River
 Charles CurtisStanley
 Chris Loesch
 Phyllis DeGrave
 Monsieur Georges
 Velo Vixen
 Abraham J. Bonowitz
 CA Berkley WV
 Barbara Banoff
 Leslie Simmons
 Jessica Wainfor
 Immy Humes
 The Fat Lady Sings
 Marcy Miranda
 Ann Porter
 Carol Neil
 Malaka Gharib
 Susie Kameny
 Sandy on Signal
 Bill Lusk
 Charlie Harris
 Macaela Gardner
 Paul Krugman
 Martin Garcia
 Lefty coaster
 Samuel Skurkovich
 Krista Brewer
 Markos Moulitas
 Ken Schider
 Sharon Saltzberg
 Nancy St. Germain
 Carl Farmer
 Susan Gardner
 Brian Loper
 Betsy Cazden
 Catherine Casas
 Erika Martinez
 Marcy Chong
 Faith Gardner
 Pamela Mackey
 Shirley Koegel
 Andy the Cat
 Mimi Marziani
 Cheryl Krauss
 Ann Savage
 Paula Dove-Jennings
 Megan Secatore
 Jee Fedele
 Dominique French
 Dennis Travares
 Mark Musho
 Erin Hofteig
 Bill in Portland Maine
 Common Sense Mainer
 Canilo Viveiros
 Sean Kitchen
 Marta Turnbull
 Priscilla Cruz
 Shayan Zdrisavi
 Jodie Evans
 Nik Swiatek
 Sam Schoeburg
 Rachel Gordon
 Jamie McGonnigal
 Laura Clawson
 EK Hornbeck
 Hannah Resseger
 Alan Grayson
 Arjun Jaikumar
 Kari Fulton
 Terilee Edwards-Hewitt
 Alisa Roost
 Linda Lee
 Luan Tatum
 Karen Bradbury
 Kate Coyne McCoy
 Elena Perez
 Steve Dondley
 Katie DeCarlo
 Diane Palmer
 Eric Packer
 Cheryl McLeod
 Keesha G
 Meteor Blades
 Rep. David Cicilline
 Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse
 Charles Patenaude
 Cynthia Kain
 Mike Ertel
 Patrick St John
 David Braun
 Una Spenser
 San Mateo DFA
 Evan Leeson
 Moody Loner
 Erin souza
 Jeana Brown
 Sen. Jeff Merkley
 Maria Luz Torre
 Olive Niccoli
 Nancy Peckenham
 Matt Bors
 Benis Binion
 LaToya Egwekwe
 Peregrine kate
 NW Terri D
 David Gusick
 Vicky Rateau
 Marcia Robbins
 Eric Thut
 Molly D
 Adam Skoog
 Brandon Silverman
 Jay Lustgarten
 Mommy Pooka
 The momcat
 Lilian Molina
 Robyn Carmichael
 Ed Tracey
 Suzanne Turner
 Erika Boulware
 Amy Ziering
 Joan Brooker
 N in Seattle
 Malik Rhasaan
 Kafi Rouse
 Regan McCarthy
 Scottie Thomaston
 Jo Lux
 Megan Lickley
 True Blue Majority
 Kelly Lincoln
 The left neck chick
 Tarryl Clark
 Little Loner
 Nancy Green
 JoAnn Schwartz
 Side pocket
 Dev Tobin
 Brian Swinehart
 Andrew Hubbs
 Don Rhodes
 Belinda ridgewood
 Terri Foster
 April Pederson
 Katrina Gamble
 Jennifer Miller-Smith
 Gina Fesmire

Click on the thermometer to donate!

It would be great to have a diary every day in July about this fundraiser and about different aspects of Darcy Burner's campaign -- lots of issues to choose from!  I have set up a group for these diaries, -- so follow the group so as not to miss any!  If you will be writing a diary, I will add you to the group.

Here is a quilt fundraiser diary schedule for July.  Please let me know in the comments if you would like to post a diary.  Thank you!

Friday, July 6 - BeninSC
 Saturday, July 7 - Joan McCarter
 Sunday, July 8
 Monday, July 9 - Chacounne
 Tuesday, July 10 - Lefty Coaster
 Wednesday, July 11
 Thursday, July 12 - Meteor Blades
 Friday, July 13 - belinda ridgewood
 Saturday, July 14
 Sunday, July 15
 Monday, July 16
 Tuesday, July 17
 Wednesday, July 18 - Oke
 Thursday, July 19
 Friday, July 20
 Saturday, July 21
 Sunday, July 22
 Monday, July 23
 Tuesday, July 24
 Wednesday, July 25
 Thursday, July 26
 Friday, July 27
 Saturday, July 28
 Sunday, July 29
 Monday, July 30
 Tuesday, July 31

Bend the arc of history more toward justice for all! Contribute to Darcy Burner's campaign!

Originally posted to Standing for justice and accountability, for Dan on Mon Jul 09, 2012 at 07:02 PM PDT.

Also republished by Friends of Darcy Burner, DKOMA, Community Quilt Project, Bloggers Against Torture, and Inherent Human Rights.

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