This Is What The Netroots Can Do!

We all have heard of the tragedy that hit Darcy Burner and her family just days ago. Well the netroots stepped up to help give Darcy some breathing room and a short vacation from having to raise funds.

We have been doing GREAT!

The comment below is from an update comment I left at EENR.
http://www.eenrblog.com/showDiary.do?dia ryId=1924

WOW! What a way to have a fundraiser... have your house burn down and almost lose your life!

But... we have ALL been stepping up to the plate! I believe in the last few days, on ActBlue, we have raised more money for Darcy Burner then her campaign did on their own just a few days ago.

Here is the update:

9,346
Supporters

$341,627
Raised

Remember that is started out at $250,000.

Here is what they did recently:
http://www.darcyburner.com/blog/lead_art icle/fewer_than_144_hours_to_raise_30000 /

It looks like they raised $72,000 in 6 days. We have helped Darcy with about $91,000 in just a couple of days AND only on ActBlue. I am sure they got a lot more via their website.
http://www.darcyburner.com/

So I say BRAVO to ALL of you!

All of this wonderful outpouring of support, so that Darcy Burner and her family can deal with the outcome of this:

Good luck Darcy Burner! We've got your back!

Donate if you can Here or Here.

Tags: Darcy Burner, netroots (all tags)

Comments

8 Comments

A quote I have liked for some time...

"When you can do good, you should." - Wes Clark

by kevin22262 2008-07-03 01:02PM | 0 recs
Re: This Is What The Netroots Can Do!

And please note the shirt she happened to be wearing when she grabbed her family and fled for her life from a burning house:

As Kos said, she really is one of us. I'm going to contribute this weekend.

by Johnny Gentle Famous Crooner 2008-07-03 01:06PM | 0 recs
Yes

I noticed that right away.

By the way, just to be picky and give proper credit, I believe it was Goldy at HorsesAss.org that first said anything about her shirt and I believe he may have started the push for fundraising.

http://www.horsesass.org/?p=5120

http://www.horsesass.org/?p=5127

http://www.horsesass.org/

I think.  :)

by kevin22262 2008-07-03 01:14PM | 0 recs
Re: Yes

Well, I don't know who blogged about it first, but I don't think any progressive looked at that photo and wasn't immediately taken by the shirt. It was certainly the first thing I notice...or perhaps the second, after the terribly sad expression.

by Johnny Gentle Famous Crooner 2008-07-03 01:19PM | 0 recs
Re: Yes

Same with me.

by kevin22262 2008-07-03 01:25PM | 0 recs
When I can clear the money

I'll be sending some to her campaign.  We need people like that in congress, I like all democrats, but progressives most of all.

by Sanguine Giant 2008-07-03 01:51PM | 0 recs
hghly rec'd kevin!

by canadian gal 2008-07-03 07:25PM | 0 recs
Thank you!

by kevin22262 2008-07-03 11:19PM | 0 recs

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