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It is with great sadness that we extend our condolences to the family and friends of Lynn Allen, who lost her battle with ovarian cancer. Lynn was a member of the North West Progressive Advocates and a giant in the Northwest blogging

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It is with great sadness that we extend our condolences to the family and friends of Lynn Allen, who lost her battle with ovarian cancer. Lynn was a member of the North West Progressive Advocates and a giant in the Northwest blogging community.

Words that come to mind when I think of Lynn include considerate, compassionate, caring, helpful, hospitable, unselfish, and trustworthy.

Lynn represented the best of us. She was passionate about improving the human condition, as we all are. Particularly late in her life, she chose to focus on outreach to rural communities, and spent many long hours on the road driving between farms and gathering places in Eastern Washington.

She was deeply interested in helping netroots activists learn offline organizing techniques, and helping veteran grassroots activists master new technologies. Building stronger ties between the grassroots and the netroots was a favorite topic that we touched on in our many conversations.

So we dedicate this open thread to the memory and spirit of Lynn Allen and we ask that in her honor, you make some small gesture towards improving the human condition. To that end, may we suggest standing up for American workers at one of the solidarity events held this weekend in all 50 states through MoveOn or USuncut?

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