Okay folks. Today is Blogosphere Day. Over at DailyKos, kos outlines the history of Blogosphere Day.
In 2004, July 19 was the day Ginny Schrader became a blog household name. Unexpectedly thrust into a competitive race, Schrader raised $40K in 24 hours, thwarting DCCC attempts to find a more "credible" candidate.
In 2005, July 19 kicked off the serious fundraising for Paul Hackett, who turned a solid 63 percent Bush district into an epic battle and made it competitive not just for himself, but for his Democratic successor in the race this year.
So it's 2006, and Democrats are on the offensive around the country. My hope for today is that everyone drops at least $5 into some candidate's kitty, whether it's someone on the ActBlue Netroots page, someone else's ActBlue page, or your favorite candidate (national or local).
So, get to it. I just gave another $20 to Larry Kissell. Politics doesn't have to be about big donors, but the only way it is going to change is if we all give $5 or $20. I will eventually put up the DiGiorno for Democrats Day, where I ask every Dem to buy a frozen pizza (DiGiorno just happens to rhyme) instead of going out to dinner one night. Take the difference and give it to your favorite candidate.
Actually, DiGiorno is from Kraft, so perhaps I will rename it Pizza for Progressives.
Here is the Netroots page with Larry listed. Give till it hurts, even if that means $5. And, don't tell my wife.