(guest blogged by Howie Klein)
Crooks & Liars hosts ActBlue with Firedoglake and DownWithTyranny. In the past, we've helped raised over half a million dollars for progressive candidates and helped the Democrats take back the House and the Senate. But today, the 4th Annual Blogosphere Day, isn't about our site or about our wonderful candidates. It's about the incredible engine that allows the online progressive community to act in concert: ActBlue.
Mostly through small donations, Act Blue has managed to help raise more than $25,000,000 since starting up in 2004. With some infrastructure upgrades, they hope to push that beyond $100 million by the time of the 2008 election. Today's Blogosphere Day is to help raise the money to keep that engine humming. Here's where to do it and, remember, the $25,000,000 collected so far has come because many of us gave $5 and $10 and $20 contributions. Please give what you can today. Watch our pal Tim Tagaris explaining why this is important:
And take a look what Wes Clark has to say about this at today's Huffington Post. Later today, John Kerry will be over at Firedoglake talking about Blogosphere Day and the importance of supporting an ongoing progressive infrastructure-- 2pm, EST.