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 MoveOn.org - 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...
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:
Abraham J. Bonowitz
CA Berkley WV
The Fat Lady Sings
Sandy on Signal
Nancy St. Germain
Andy the Cat
Bill in Portland Maine
Common Sense Mainer
Kate Coyne McCoy
Rep. David Cicilline
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse
Patrick St John
San Mateo DFA
Sen. Jeff Merkley
Maria Luz Torre
NW Terri D
N in Seattle
True Blue Majority
The left neck chick
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