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Every contribution of $10+ today on this Act Blue page gets chance in a drawing for the quilt on August 31. No cash, no problem, see essay entry instructions (50 word limit) here.
I've done a fair amount of on-the-ground election work on reservation. Voter registration, GOTV, event coordination, mailings, and a bunch of data work. Some years back, I helped the first ever Native American get elected to the Taos School Board. That's what this star quilt thing is about: raising funds, through ActBlue, for native candidates around the country.
It's worth noting that most tribes vote overwhelmingly Democratic. Most of New Mexico's reservation precincts vote c. 90% Democratic, some as high as 95%. Since they tend to be under-registered, too, it's a good source of additional Democratic votes. So a good Native American candidate can be just the thing to motivate an Indian to register and vote for the first time.
If you've donated on past days, tossing in $10 or more today will get you another chance in the drawing for the quilt. Not only that, today's bonus prize is that navajo will buy you dinner - either at Netroots Nation 2011 in Minneapolis next June, or if you come to San Francisco.
The following photo diary is a collaboration by: navajo, Land of Enchantment and Eddie C
More than 200 people signed patches for Sara R's fantastic quilt.
Many of their photos are below:
Bill in Portland Maine and Common Sense Mainer
Van Jones & Leona McElvene
These folks are elusive:
From Daily Kos: Last Call for the Star Quilt (plus pix of 100+ signers)