"Josie" was one of Steely Dan's biggest hits. Joseline Pena-Melnyk could be one of the best congresspeople Maryland ever had. Blue America (Contest!) needs your help to get her there.
October 3, 2015

“We’re gonna break out the hats and hooters...
“We're gonna rev up the motor scooters…””

Sound familiar? That’s from Steely Dan’’s “Josie”, the band’s 1978 hit song.

Thanks to you, Joseline (Josie’) Peña-Melny’s campaign is revved up and hitting on all cylinders. Your support has been fantastic. Thank you.

Sunday is the last day of our Blue America giveaway for the rare and collectible RIAA-certified Steely Dan platinum award. We want very much to make sure that when Donna Edwards leaves her House seat-- MD-04, primarily DC suburbs in Prince George's County-- for the Senate, her successor is another committed and capable progressive. That's why we're trying to help state legislator Joseline Peña-Melnyk raise the funds she needs to compete against a bevy of corporate careerist political hacks-- from conservative Derrick Davis and Donna-antagonist Glenn Ivey to failed gubernatorial candidate Brown-- who are far from a progressive vision of where Maryland and the U.S. should be heading.


So how does the plaque (above) wind up on your wall? These awards are never sold. This particular one was given to our leader Howie Klein by the band when he was president of Reprise. It celebrated a million sales of Two Against Nature and the four Grammy awards Steely Dan won in 2001, including Album of the Year. Only a small number of these plaques were made, a dozen or so. What Blue America is doing is randomly selecting one contributor to Joseline's (Josie’s) campaign and, as a thank you, sending that person the plaque.

The "contest" is over Sunday just before midnight. The winner isn't the person who contributes the most. Any amount goes. In fact, if you don't have any cash to spare at the moment and want a chance to win anyway, just send a postcard to Blue America, PO Box 27201, Los Angeles, CA 90027, and you'll have the same chance as anyone else.

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