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Darcy Burner is a true progressive champion.  Her primary is now less than two weeks away.  She needs to finish first among the Democrats in the top-two primary in orderto advance to the general election.  One of her opponents is a former Vice President of Microsoft who has contributed more than $1million to her own campaign, and has made it clear that she will align herself not with the Congressional Progressive Caucus, but with the "New Democrats."  Another candidate has been the beneficiary of an independent PAC's expenditures, that PAC being almost exclusively funded by the candidate's mother.

Darcy does not have access to those kinds of resources.  She depends upon the support of ordinary people.  That is how she got endorsed by - more than 50% of the members in the district chose Darcy as their choice to be the next Democratic Congressman from WA-01.   Darcy depends upon the financial support of ordinary folks like us.

I have known Darcy for more than half a decade.  She is a true progressive warrior.  She is also a leader.  In 2008 she organized a group of Democratic candidates for Congress to oppose our continued participation in war activities in Iraq.  Among the others in that groups were Tom Perriello and Donna Edwards.

The typical request for contributions from Darcy's campaign is $14.  If you can give that, great.  If you can give even more, even better.  Even if you can only give $5, it makes a difference.

I am now a retired school teacher, whose income is down significantly. I have already given Darcy over $100.  My social security check gets deposited tonight.  Even though we have had a number of unexpected recent expenditures, by the end of this week I will give Darcy another $50.

I am asking, - no, I am BEGGING - you to join me in supporting Darcy's campaign.

Click this thermometer to contribute to Darcy Burner's campaign and you may also win the quilt that was signed at NN12 in Providence, RI -- details below the orange itzyl...

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The Providence quilt

top of the quilt signed in Providence

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 this Act Blue page 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?.  If we deem your essay to be on topic, it will count for a chance.  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).  That means everyone who began at the beginning 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.  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 Salzberg

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

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Originally posted to teacherken on Wed Jul 25, 2012 at 05:49 PM PDT.

Also republished by Friends of Darcy Burner, DKOMA, Community Quilt Project, and Progressive Hippie.

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