Happy Blogosphere Day!
by Todd Beeton, Thu Jul 19, 2007 at 10:23:11 AM EDT
Today is the 4th annual Blogosphere Day. Ned Lamont explains in an e-mail he sent out this morning:
One year ago today, the national blogosphere came together to support my candidacy for Senate in Connecticut. Through a wave of small online contributions, thousands of people across the country became invested in our underdog primary campaign and helped to push us to an important victory in the Democratic Primary just a few weeks later.
Two years ago today, the blogs rallied around Paul Hackett's special election campaign for Congress in Ohio. Three years ago today, it was Ginny Schrader's grassroots campaign in Pennsylvania.
July 19th has come to be known as "Blogosphere Day" - one day every year in the middle of the sleepy summer when the online community rallies to support a grassroots campaign and propel it into national prominence.
This year, instead of supporting a candidate, Blogosphere Day is being devoted to building an essential component of the progressive infrastructure, Act Blue. Mike Lux makes the pitch over at Open Left:
Today, on Blogosphere Day, please give directly to ActBlue to allow them to keep building and expanding their ability to help all of us. Supporting ActBlue directly, allowing them to expand their reach, will do more to strengthen progressive politics than any other contribution you could make.
You can join the celebration by giving to Act Blue today.