Help Boot Bush09 Jun 2003
This is an appeal to those of you that read this website.
Markos Zúniga, author and founder of Daily Kos, a well-written blog I frequent, has, with the cooperation of the DNC come up with a novel idea to use the power and common ideology of the weblog community towards a common purpose: generating funds.
To quote Markos:
Read the rest here.
The idea is that contributions can be made in the name or spirit of particular blogs – in effect allowing the views and ideas represented in those blogs to be communicated in a powerful way. Money talks. It’s a neat idea because it allows for you to contribute money in such a way that it has a more specific “face” (the ideology of a particular blog or community) than a simple acronym..
Why contribute money? There was a time when I may have considered myself too cool to care about politics at all, much less contribute my hard-earned money. But this current administration is evidence that not caring is extremely dangerous. The civil liberties, the warmongering, the fiscal irresponsibility, and the multitudes of other problems I have seen come about because of this administration are things that I care about. Is the Democratic party the perfect answer? No. The Democratic party is a sad, fragmented “lesser-evil” that kowtows to the financial and political might of the Republican right. They have become yesterday’s moderate Republican. But this is precisely the opportunity that allows us to make a change and to start caring – to show that “grassroots” movements and liberal ideology are not dead, and that we are worth listening to.
So, I’ve registered to vote, and I’m contributing money to the DNC. I hope you will too.