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Sat Jul 21, 2012 at 05:42 PM PDT

Love Notes to the Future

by Sara R

The Providence quilt
Quilt signed in Providence, NN12

We started a social document in Providence -- many, many people signed the quilt blocks, not just with their names but with a message.  In August, some lucky person is going to win this quilt and can read all the messages at their leisure, for years to come.  But I thought I would share some of them now.

Never down, never out -- Forward!

Intention!

We can make it a world of peace.

Onward and upward! (and forward, ever forward)

Never stop working to make a better world!

May wings of light & love always lift you higher

Time to fight for the America we all love

We can build a better world -- work together

Keep hope and dreams of peace alive

Jobs now!

It gets better.

That's just a little taste.  This quilt is chock full of positive intention.  One of those intentions is to elect better Democrats -- and that is why this quilt fundraiser is for Darcy Burner, candidate for the Congressional seat for WA-01.  On issue after issue that progressives care about, it is clear that she will do right by us.

Click this thermometer to donate to her campaign.

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And it could be yours.  Entry rules are below the orange squiggle.

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Reposted from Darcy Burner by Horace Boothroyd III

Earlier today, a gunman walked into a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, where people were watching the midnight showing of the new Batman movie. He fired gas canisters into the crowd, and then opened fire. At least 12 people are dead and 59 people are injured. My heart and prayers go out to all of them.

On the day Gabby Giffords was shot, I was picking up my son Henry from a lesson when I got the text message saying there had been a shooting. I’d campaigned with Gabby in 2006. Henry didn’t understand why I’d stopped getting into the car and started crying.

Walking back from a haircut the other day, I passed Café Racer, where on May 30th a gunman walked in and killed four people.

It's time we had an adult conversation in this country about guns.

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Reposted from Daily Kos by Horace Boothroyd III
Darcy Burner
Darcy Burner (Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung/Wikimedia Commons)
Daily Kos all-star Darcy Burner is running strong to make her third try for Congress, in the newly redistricted 1st district of Washington. But she has a hurdle: a competitive primary with a ton of candidates. Two of those candidates in turn have a ton of money to burn.

Suzane DelBene has loaned herself more than $1 million for the primary. Another candidate, Laura Ruderman, has had the totally uncoordinated-by-the-campaign advantage of her mother's Super PAC funding attacks against the other candidates. Mom's first target was DelBene, putting Ruderman in the position of telling mom to back off. Now mom has gone after Darcy.

But it's DelBene's money that is giving her the biggest boost in the race. Darcy had led substantially in SUSA polling in early June, with 19 percent in the top-two polling to Ruderman's 6 percent and DelBene's 4. (The poll reflected the primary, in which the top two vote-getters—regardless of party—go on to the general.) The polling has tightened up considerably, with two new polls released this week. One, from local consulting group Strategies360, has Darcy and DelBene neck-and-neck, with Burner at 12 and DelBenes at 11.

Goal ThermometerThe second, done for Democracy for America by PPP, gives Burner a four-point lead over DelBene, 17 percent to 14. A third, sort of goofy poll from another in the field, Steve Hobbs, has Burner, Hobbs, and DelBene at 13 percent, 12 percent, and 11 percent respectively. Hobbs hasn't polled anywhere near that high in any other poll, so this internal poll is a little on the questionable side.

Anyway you slice it, the race has tightened for Burner and she's got some very well-funded opponents to fend off in the three weeks of mail-in balloting that started this week. We need to help her get her message out to district voters. Just $3 of online advertising can reach as many 25 Democratic-leaning primary voters. Your $3 could reach 25 primary voters and help make the difference in this primary.

This is our chance to send one of us to Congress. Please help.

Please, click here to give $3 to Darcy Burner.

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Reposted from Joan McCarter by Horace Boothroyd III
Darcy Burner at Netroots Nation, 2012
Darcy Burner at Netroots Nation, 2011
The ballots in Darcy Burner's primary election for Washington state's 1st congressional district race will be counted on primary day, August 7, but the voting starts today, with ballots in the state's all-mail election hitting mailboxes now.

Goal ThermometerDarcy is leading a crowded field of Democrats for the right to take on a tea party extremist. But a couple of her opponents have very healthy personal bank accounts, and moms with Super PACs. Darcy's got the grassroots support, but polling is tightening up. Her closest opponent, Suzan DelBene, has invested a personal fortune in this race, with a flood of television ads and mailers.

Darcy needs to be able to fight that, and her campaign has to start reaching voters as they fill out their ballots at home.

In this district, $3 of online advertising can reach as many 25 Democratic-leaning primary voters. Darcy needs at least 25,000 votes to advance to the November general election. As little as $3,000 to put her over the top. You can help.

Please, click here to give $3 to Darcy Burner.

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I'm thrilled to be writing about Darcy Burner because Darcy is a fighter for many of the issues I think are most important.  And she's my kind of fighter.  She doesn't give up and she walks the walk.  She's been with us on the war in Iraq, the war in Afghanistan, the war on workers, the war on voters, the war on women. Darcy is a sister for social and economic democracy.

But there is one issue that for me is the most important and that is the fight for a livable planet and the fight for our future.  This is the most important issue of our lifetimes and we need someone with Darcy's values in congress.  This is crucial because if all goes as well as it should in the next election Darcy will be in congress where she can use her new power to fight for a climate change and energy bill which will surely be a priority in the next congress.

Here in Darcy's own words is her position on climate change.

Darcy Burner
Date: Oct. 17, 2006

My position on global warming

With Dave Reichert's recent equivocation on global warming, I think this is a good time to make it absolutely clear where I stand on this important issue.

We have a moral obligation to leave our children, and those yet unborn, a world as vibrant and full of life as the one we were privileged to inherit. The fundamental problem presented by global warming is that it threatens to diminish the capacity of our planet to support the diversity and abundance of life we take for granted. This is a threat to our economy, our security, and the American dream.

"Global warming" is an innocuous-sounding name for what is really a very serious threat. Rising global temperatures mean far more than just shorter winters and longer summers. They herald changing precipitation patterns with potentially devastating consequences for the availability of drinking water, including here in the Northwest where we rely on melting snow to sustain us through the summer. They portend reduced fertility of the soils we depend upon to grow our crops and feed more than 6 billion people on our planet. They mean rising sea levels, which may ultimately threaten coastal cities and real estate. They mean more frequent, powerful, and destructive storms with devastating consequences, as we saw after Hurricane Katrina. They mean increased ranges and incidence of "vector-borne" diseases like west-nile virus, a disease that is showing up with increasing frequency, even in the Northwest. In short, rising temperatures threaten the climate stability that has nourished and sustained human civilization for over 10,000 years.

I believe the scientific debate on global warming is over. The overwhelming majority of the world's scientific community has determined that global warming is real, it poses a significant risk to civilization, and it is caused primarily by greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels for energy. This view is supported by the national science academies of all of the G8 countries - including the United States - as well as those of China, India, and Brazil. For the sake of ourselves and future generations, we must make an immediate and lasting commitment to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions.

[...]

Global warming is one of the greatest long-term, global challenges we have ever faced. Addressing it is going to require a sustained commitment across all sectors of our society: private enterprise, non-profit advocacy, and government. If elected, I pledge that I will bring that commitment to the US Congress, where I will be a strong advocate for harnessing sound science and the power of American innovation to address this challenge.
This was written in 2006.  Was Darcy ahead of the curve or what?  We need her commitment to our shared values in congress!

In order to run in the November election Darcy has to win the August 7th primary for Washington's 1st district.  She needs our help and money to do this.  Darcy has made the kind of enemies you want to have when she began work on a smartphone app which will make it easier for us to vote with our money and to recognize products that benefit our adversaries such as the Koch Brothers.  So you know she's not getting any money from them or their buddies and that's a good thing.

So our own dear Sara R has thought of a way that we can not only contribute to Darcy's campaign but by contributing we enter to win a gorgeous handmade quilt made by Sara R.  I have been ogling this quilt so maybe this will be my chance.  Take a look at this magnificent quilt below!  No sorry, pootie is not included.
                The Providence quilt

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:

TexDem
Sara R
Kitsap River
Charles CurtisStanley
Chris Loesch
Phyllis DeGrave
Monsieur Georges
Velo Vixen
Hawkwife
Abraham J. Bonowitz
CA Berkley WV
Ramara
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
Flamingogirl
Paul Krugman
Martin Garcia
Lefty coaster
Samuel Skurkovich
Krista Brewer
Markos Moulitas
Hunter
Ken Schider
Sharon Saltzberg
Nancy St. Germain
Carl Farmer
Angelajean
Susan Gardner
Brian Loper
Betsy Cazden
Catherine Casas
Erika Martinez
Marcy Chong
Faith Gardner
Pamela Mackey
Shirley Koegel
Andy the Cat
Mimi Marziani
Sonrisa
Cheryl Krauss
Ann Savage
Paula Dove-Jennings
Megan Secatore
Jee Fedele
Dominique French
Dennis Travares
Mark Musho
Hayden
Erin Hofteig
Bill in Portland Maine
Common Sense Mainer
Canilo Viveiros
Sean Kitchen
SSMIr
Marta Turnbull
Navajo
Grace
Priscilla Cruz
Shayan Zdrisavi
Nomandates
Jodie Evans
Glitterscale
Nik Swiatek
Sam Schoeburg
Rachel Gordon
Jamie McGonnigal
Brillig
Mik
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
Triciawyse
Steve Dondley
Katie DeCarlo
Diane Palmer
Eric Packer
Cheryl McLeod
Chacounne
Keesha G
Oke
Greyhawk
Meteor Blades
Rep. David Cicilline
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse
Charles Patenaude
Tool
Cynthia Kain
Mike Ertel
Emberlyn
Transactivist
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
Yasuragi
Benis Binion
LaToya Egwekwe
Peregrine kate
NW Terri D
David Gusick
Vicky Rateau
Marcia Robbins
Eric Thut
Molly D
CJ
Adam Skoog
Brandon Silverman
MsSpentyouth
Jay Lustgarten
Onomastic
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
Poe
42
gizmo59
Regan McCarthy
4Freedom
Scottie Thomaston
Jo Lux
Arenosa
Megan Lickley
Polisigh
True Blue Majority
Kelly Lincoln
Eclectablog
The left neck chick
Tarryl Clark
Little Loner
Nancy Green
JoAnn Schwartz
Side pocket
Dev Tobin
Brian Swinehart
Andrew Hubbs
Don Rhodes
Belinda ridgewood
Winglion
Cedwyn
Winkk
Commonmass
Terri Foster
April Pederson
Loggersbrat
Katrina Gamble
Lightbulb
Jennifer Miller-Smith
Vec
Gina Fesmire
Clytemnestra

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Contribute to Darcy Burner here!

I will match all recs with $.50 cents each.

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One of the most moving moments at NN '12, a meaure of how great it was could be gauged by right wing heads exploding, was when Darcy asked any woman who was willing to stand if they'd had an abortion.Then Darcy asked the rest of the audience to stand if they supported those women and all women's right to choice. If there was an empty seat in the place I couldn't spot it. And as Darcy stood at that podium and looked out over all those standing people she proclaimed, "this is how we change the story."


Darcy Burner has the courage, talent, and fight to change the story on the major issues of our time.
Her innovation is refreshing and groundbreaking.

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.
Darcy's innovations' are refreshing and groundbreaking. Follow me below the fold for the latest.
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Reposted from Darcy Burner by Horace Boothroyd III

As a country, we have real challenges: we need to fix our economy; we need to end the war in Afghanistan and bring our troops and the $100 billion per year we are spending home; we need to make sure every child gets an education that allows them to fully realize their potential.

To make those things happen, though, we need to fix the campaign finance system that allows large corporations and the very wealthy to buy their will in Congress through unlimited, anonymous spending. As early as today, the Senate could be voting on a crucial bill that will go a long way towards making our democracy work better, and we need your help to get it passed.

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Do you like the idea of a smart phone app that will tell you if the product you are deciding on buying is made by Koch industries or supports ALEC? I know I do.

So can you support this candidate for the Washington 1st Congressional District?
If she can come up with this what else can she do to correct the logjam that is our Do Nothing Congress

But that's exactly what has happened with Burner's proposed smartphone app, which has received headlines on both sides of the Atlantic and generated a fair amount of buzz for the three-time congressional candidate here in her home state. Designed to empower consumers with greater knowledge about where their hard-earned dollars are going - for instance, as Burner points out, the Koch brothers, long loathed by liberals, own companies responsible for a bevy of household products, from Brawny paper towels to Angel Soft toilet paper - it might not be long until Burner's app comes to fruition.

"People are incredibly frustrated by government of, by, and paid for by large corporations," says Burner. "The more frustrated people become, the more ingenious they'll become trying to solve the problem."

And so her app idea was born. While Burner, a Harvard-educated former software developer at Lotus Development and Microsoft, is quick to note that she's probably not the first person to scheme up such an idea, she may be the most high-profile, which is likely why it has received the attention it has. Buoyed by coverage in places like Forbes and The Guardian, Burner says the reaction has been "bigger than I was expecting," with people's opinions generally falling in one of three categories.

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Reposted from Meteor Blades by Horace Boothroyd III
Darcy Burner
My colleague and friend, Joan McCarter, says Darcy Burner rocks. If I hadn't known that already, Joan's declaration would have cinched it for me. But I did already know it. Darcy is one of those politicians who I can support without ever having to add any qualifiers, without ever having to interject something like "good on everything but...", without having to paper over any gaps in her backing for progressive causes.

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.

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.

So, getting her into Congress would be, as they say near my old digs in Los Angeles, the awesome. But getting her there ran into disappointment in 2006 and 2008 when she lost to Republican Dave Reichert in contests for the House seat in Washington's 8th District. As Joan has written,  2008 was an especially difficult year because Darcy's house was destroyed by fire in the middle of the campaign.

She took a break in 2010. But this year, she's running in a new district, Washington's 1st. She has to win the Aug. 7 primary before the big contest in November, and there is a crowded field. As we know all too well, campaigning costs money, lots of it. Obviously, no Koch brothers or other billionaires are pouring truckloads of dollars down the chute into Darcy's campaign coffers. So, if we want her to have a chance in this contest, we need to provide her some cash.

Doing so now is a two-fer. Not only do contributors get to help her campaign, but they get a chance at owning a signed quilt that Sara R made especially for this purpose. Here are the details, as Sara explained in the introductory diary of this series.

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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.
I have coveted one of those quilts for a long time. So, I'm planning to enter the drawing with $10 every day from now until July 31, $180 for Darcy. I just now made my Friday contribution. If you can afford it, I encourage you to do the same. Or do it for 10 days, or five, or once.

Still not persuaded that Darcy should get your money? Then I urge you to read just a little more:

The great blogger and activist digby recently explained the courageous, unique power of Darcy Burner's brand of practical progressive politics by highlighting what was one of the best presentations at Netroots Nation in Providence this year. Happily, with about 750 other people, I was in the audience there to see it. Darcy could have delivered her standard stump speech. Instead, she talked about power, why we need it and how to use it.

But she didn't just talk. As a practical progressive, she gave us a practical example, a lesson in solidarity.

She began by asking us to hold our applause for 30 seconds and said:

”If you are a woman in this room, and statistically what I am about to say is true of about one-third of the women in this room, if you’re a woman in this room who has had an abortion and is willing to come out about it, please stand up.”

A couple of women stood immediately, and then a few more, and then some more. Not nearly a third of the women there, but scores of them. Here's digby:

That's not an easy thing to do in this culture, even among friends. The right has made it a dishonorable, solitary act, borne in silence, subject to fear and social stigma.

So Darcy took the next step: she asked all of those who supported those women to stand up. Everyone in the room came to their feet. There was no sustained applause and no celebration, just a simple public acknowledgement of solidarity and sincere support for the women in all of our lives who have made this choice. I've never seen anything like that.

To me this is the essence of leadership—a candidate for office taking a stand on one of the most contentious issues of our time, reminding the people of what they have in common, empowering those who need to be empowered and asking for solidarity from their friends and neighbors. That's what Darcy does. That's why we need her fighting for us in Congress.

In Providence, in that electric moment, with women and men standing together, Darcy said:

”This is how we change the stories in people’s past. We need to make it okay for women to come out about the choices they make.”

In truth, on issues large and small, matters that test our courage, that put us at risk of ridicule or worse, whether about reproductive rights or war or economic democracy,  standing together is what gives us power as progressives. Every generation must learn that anew. And generations that have already learned it must remember again.

Darcy Burner will provide the kind of leadership that stirs us to make those stands. We need her in Congress. She needs us to help get her there. I urge you to join me in contributing whatever you can to her campaign.

Contribute to Darcy Burner here.

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MoveOn has enthusiastically endorsed Darcy Burner's campaign in WA-01 -- good news because the primary is August 7!  This email is now circulating in her district:

Date: Jul 9, 2012 11:04 AM
Subject: MoveOn members endorse Darcy Burner

Dear MoveOn member,

The results are in: MoveOn members in Washington's 1st District voted decisively to endorse Darcy Burner in the blanket primary for the U.S. House.

Darcy has been a tireless fighter for the 99%—fighting to bring our troops home, reform the way Washington works, and create good jobs—and progressives across the district are ready to elect her to Congress.

Lee, a MoveOn member in Redmond, voted to endorse Darcy because, she's "a fighter and has been committed to representing Washington State residents in D.C. for years. She's well-prepared for the job and has the interests of the 99% in very clear focus."

Lucy in Ferndale supports Darcy because she "not only supports and acts on her progressive beliefs, she also has a firm grip on what has changed in Congress since the 1990s to make gridlock so intractable. And she has a plan to change it."

Darcy has built a powerful, grassroots campaign spanning the entire new 1st District—from King County all the way up to Whatcom County. And now, in a crowded field of seven candidates, Darcy emerged as the clear favorite, earning 51% of all the votes cast by MoveOn's 19,000 members in the district—more than twice as many as her nearest competitor.

When Darcy heard about our endorsement, she said:

> I am honored to receive the endorsement of MoveOn.org and the support of their more than 19,000 members living in the 1st District. This is a year in which millions of people working together will overcome the influence of big money and big business. I look forward to working with MoveOn's members to show how it's done so that we can end the war in Afghanistan, fix our broken Congress, and get our economy back on track for people who work for a living.

The blanket primary is on August 7, and ballots are on their way out to voters' mailboxes. Darcy is building a powerful grassroots army to win, but she needs our help reaching out to all the voters across the district. Can you help Darcy win by signing up to volunteer here?

http://darcyburner.com/...

Thanks for all you do.

–Daniel, Levana, and the rest of the team

P.S. Please forward this email to all your friends and family in the new 1st District. In King County, the district includes most of Kirkland, Redmond, Bothell, and Woodinville, and extends east to the county line. In Snohomish County, it includes most of Mill Creek, Snohomish, and Lake Stevens, and extends east to the county line. And in Skagit and Whatcom Counties, it includes Mount Vernon, as well as Ferndale and Lynden, and extends east to the county lines.

Want to support our work? We're entirely funded by our 7 million members—no corporate contributions, no big checks from CEOs. And our tiny staff ensures that small contributions go a long way. Chip in here.

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Reposted from Lefty Coaster by Lefty Coaster

The biggest of the six new coal ports being proposed for the Pacific Northwest is in the 1st District at Cherry Point north of Bellingham. The rail corridor to Cherry Point crosses 8 of Washington's 10 congressional districts, but of the biggest proposed coal megaport (along with its most immediate impacts on its neighbors) is in the 1st District.

Of course the potential climate impacts of these coal export terminals will affect every part of the 1st District as well as every other district5 in the congress.

See:

Coal Mega Ports planned for Northwest could surpass CO2 impact from Keystone XL

Darcy's issues page speaks to the larger questions we need to be asking ourselves before  permitting these coal ports and putting them into operation.
ENVIRONMENT & CLIMATE CHANGE
A healthy environment is essential for a high quality of life and I am committed to
protecting it for current and future generations. The environment is much more than just
beautiful scenery: it is the air we breathe, the water we drink, the ocean and soil that
provide our food, and the stable climate we depend on. I will fight for the environment we
all cherish, including aggressively addressing global climate change.
ENERGY
We need to free the United States from its reliance on the dirty fuels of the nineteenth
century and achieve American energy independence by investing in the clean energy
technologies of the twenty-first century. I will fight to end subsidies to oil companies,
investing instead in new clean energy technologies that will protect the air we breathe
and the water we drink while creating jobs right here in Washington State

Darcy on the issues pdf

We need voices like Darcy's in our Congress. Help give Darcy financial parity with her Tea Partyish opponent John Koster. As a resident of the 2nd District (which Koster used to live in before re-districting) I've seen two of his campaigns and they are typically deceptive and well funded. Its up to us to help Darcy get her message out there.

Click here to donate!

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Reposted from Standing for justice and accountability, for Dan by Chacounne

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 !

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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.

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