Friday, October 02, 2015

Steely Dan Contest Ends With The Weekend


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 Anthony Brown-- who are far from a progressive vision of where Maryland and the U.S. should be heading.

So how does the plaque (below) wind up on your wall? These awards are never sold. This particular one was given to me by the band when I 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 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. Otherwise... just enter here on this ActBlue page.

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