I was chatting with Darcy the other day, and told her I was writing this diary as part of a month-long fundraiser for her organized by Sara R. Darcy joined DK in 2005, so I asked her what she liked about Daily Kos:
Right now our democracy faces an existential threat as multimillionaires and billionaires try to buy our government outright. The best hope we have is a self-organized movement of engaged citizens informing themselves and others -- people-powered politics fully realized. DailyKos is people-powered politics at its finest.Yes, we do a darn good job here!
As Meteor Blades stated eloquently, progressives would love to have Darcy in DC!:
On issue after issue, she's been there for us, whether it's the war in Iraq, the war in Afghanistan, the war on workers, the war on voters, the war on women. She stands for economic democracy. She's not just on our side. She is one of us.Meteor Blades is right that Darcy has been there for us on the issues.
Darcy doesn't just hold positions on issues that matter. She's a fighter. Even when it goes against the grain, even when she's in the minority of her own party, she stands up for what's right, unhesitatingly. Sure, she's an idealist. But that doesn't make her impractical. On the contrary, it informs her political practicality.
Darcy's also been there for us here at Daily Kos. I've organized a number of blogathons over the years, and Darcy is one who responds immediately to our invitations, and with a YES. This year is no different. Bill McKibben, boatsie and I are hosting a climate change blogathon next month, and Darcy accepted our invitation immediately, and stated why this issue is so important:
Catastrophic climate change is the greatest challenge humans have ever faced. We must stop giving our consent for our own destruction. No laws are just which allow the extinction of the species for profits; no laws are just which allow billions to face death for the convenience of a few. Justice requires that we take whatever steps are necessary to stop climate change and save humanity.Now, we can be there for Darcy by donating to her campaign.
Sara R gives us the details of how you can win a quilt Sara R made for this fundraiser:
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.You may contribute to Darcy here.
Our goal is $2,500 and right now we are at $2, 208!
Here are the quilt signatories:
TexDemAs Darcy says:
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