Our two favorite things about Seattle: grunge rock pioneers Nirvana and congressional progressive champion Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal. So, when former Nirvana manager Danny Goldberg offered Blue America a super-rare 1991 Nevermind Canadian gold record as a way to raise campaign funds for Pramila, we jumped at the chance.
Pramila is probably best known as the co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, as the author of the 2019 Medicare-For-All bill and as a relentless advocate for humane immigration policies.
She's been very different than most candidates in that she uses her campaign funds to help elect other progressives in difficult districts.
"I run a year-round organizing team, with campaign manager and organizers on staff, to help push both progressive issues (like Medicare for All) and also to train and keep busy our over 1,000 active volunteers. They get trained and then we put them to work knocking on doors in OTHER important districts and making phone calls for other candidates. Last year, we worked for Kara Eastman, Andrew Gillum, Stacey Abrams, Katie Porter and many others. And we worked, successfully, to flip the 8th congressional district in Washington state, with my volunteers going into that district and knocking on doors. Overall, we knocked on 35,000 doors and made over 150,000 phone calls on behalf of other candidates. Not to mention, I was the first Member of Congress to support and endorse progressive candidates like Rashida and Ilhan."
So how do you win the gold record? We're going to pick one person randomly. Just contribute-- any amount-- to Pramila Jayapal's campaign account here between now and Saturday, December at 9pm (PT), December 14.
If you're keen on reading pages and pages of FEC contest rules... here you go.
And, if you want the award but find yourself a little short of cash, just send us a postcard--
c/o Blue America
P.O. Box 27201
Los Angeles, CA 90027
--and you'll have as much a chance to win as anyone else.
Or, if you prefer to donate via check, make it payable to: Pramila Jayapal for Congress and send it to the address above.
Not a Nirvana fan? I bet there's someone on your Christmas gift list who is. So remember... this page-- or above at the Nirvana thermometer.
Good Luck! And thanks for always doing what you can to make this a better world,
Howie, for the entire Blue America team
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