August 25, 2007
More like this, please
By Kathy G.
Earlier this month I had the pleasure of meeting Darcy Burner at Yearly Kos. I attended nearly all of the feminist and women's sessions, and so did she. She was most impressive. Here's what was really cool about Darcy: unlike other candidates, she didn't just swoop in, introduce herself, make her little speech, and swoop out. She stayed. She listened. She seemed to care about what people had to say. And she made valuable contributions to the sessions.
For example, at one of the meetings we decided we wanted to create a wiki of women's media resources. Darcy volunteered her services and website to do this. And guess what? It was up the next day.
A little about Darcy: she's from the Seattle area and was a top executive at Microsoft. She's especially strong on women's issues, the environment, and civil liberties. In 2006 she came very close to beating her Republican opponent. She probably would have won if not for a last-minute dirty tricks operation, in the form of Republican headquarters making upwards of 500,000 phone calls spreading malicious lies about her (telling voters that she was going to be indicted, for example).
You can make a contribution to Darcy's campaign here.
I can't express how awesome Darcy is. I was a huge donor for the 2006 campaign - probably the most I've donated to a campaign ever. I had a chance to have coffee with Darcy earlier this year and I became even more of a hard core supporter. She is so smart, dedicated, personable, and awesome that she deserves all of the netroots love that she gets and more. I just quit my job so I won't be able to be quite as financially generous but if I stay in the WA area I plan on volunteering for her campaign.
Posted by: Rebecca | Aug 25, 2007 3:42:20 AM
While Darcy is indeed a really good candidate, "top executive" is pushing the definition.
Posted by: King Rat | Aug 25, 2007 3:56:54 AM
I'm a big fan of hers -- I gave her money last time, and raised over $1000 for her. Given the shift of the district, I wouldn't be surprised to see her win this time around.
(I'm sort of amused to think that my post with the Edwards donation link from last night might have embolded the rest of y'all to rustle up money for Darcy. All the better.)
Posted by: Neil the Ethical Werewolf | Aug 25, 2007 3:59:57 AM
Just what congress needs, most business executives.
Posted by: Soullite | Aug 25, 2007 10:10:37 AM
Posted by: soullite | Aug 25, 2007 10:10:50 AM
Better trolls, please!!
Posted by: Ghost of Tom Joad | Aug 25, 2007 11:14:05 AM
Posted by: judy | Oct 11, 2007 7:09:12 AM
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