Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Warning Label

I had to post this on this blog. Over at dKos a wonderful thing has happened. The Blogosphere has come to the aide of Christine Cegelis, and taken on her fundraising goal, stomping it into the ground. In under 90 minutes they raised over $3,000 for her campaign and put her over her goal of $100,000 in less than four months. Why is this important? This comment from "austinmayor" sums it up:
Before you donate money to the Christine Cegelis campaign, be aware of the message that you will be sending to the Democratic "leadership" in D.C.

You will be telling the leaders that the members of the Democratic party can decide for themselves who they will send to Washington.

You will be expressing the strength of grass-roots progressives as opposed to establishment party politicians.

You will let the party know that you fully support a brave candidate like Christine, a candidate who took on a petrified GOP fixture like Henry Hyde, backed only by some die-hard supporters and a willingness to work damn hard.

You will be saying that 44% against Henry Hyde matters, that driving Henry Hyde from the House of Representatives matters, that courage and hard work -- not connections and deep pockets -- matters.

So proceed with caution, because your contribution will send a very powerful message.

A truly grassroots, hard working Democrat of principals and values reached her campaign goals today. I wonder if the DCCC with notice yet, and finally start to support this worthy candidate, or if they will continue to look only to millionaire candidates with no constituent base or support other than their checkbooks.