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Brother, Can You Spare A Fiver?


As Howie said so well yesterday:

No, not for a cup of coffee. Our– yours, mine, ours– Act Blue page is kicking ass. It's only been a few short months since Crooks and Liars, Firedoglake and Down With Tyranny combined our fundraising activities and we're already the second biggest money raiser in the whole system, right after our pals at Daily Kos, Swingstate Project and MyDD. [We never got around to some worthy candidates like Darcy Burner (WA), Linda Stender (NJ), Tim Walz (MN), and Gary Trauner (WY) and the Netroots Page is a good place to donate to those folks.]

We want to try something different today, something a little unusual. Today it's all about $5 contributions. We always appreciate any contribution, big or small. And this week we have a goal. We want to get 1,000 contributions between the 3 blogs, that's 5 grand in total– and 1,000 people who will feel part of the great victory we sense is coming in 20 days. We want everyone to feel part of that November 8 and everyday after– how we saved our country from fascism. Take a look at our candidates. $5.00 for any one of them is what we're asking everyone to think about this week– between today and next Wednesday. Starting now.

If you have been thinking about giving to an of our Blue America candidates, please do so today, if you can. Time is running out for the money to be useful to them for this campaign — this isn't a decision you can put off for a couple of weeks. So if you have a fiver to spare, please consider sharing it with one of our great candidates on the Blue America page.

Consider it a birthday present for Siun and I. But more than that, consider it a gift that you'll be giving to the entire nation come November 7th — a gift that you will have a big hand in giving.  And if you can't afford a fiver, or even if you can, please give some time to GOTV efforts for a candidate in your area.  Thanks, for everything that everyone is doing — for our candidates, for this nation, and for my Peanut and all of yours. 

(Apologies to the Great Depression singers who made Brother, Can You Spare a Dime so popular.)

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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