I’m a lot happier in my U.S. congressman, Jim McDermott, than I am in my senators, Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell. (Especially Cantwell.)
Jim has been a strong progressive voice in Congress for years. His early opposition to the Iraq War led to him being dubbed ‘Baghdad Jim’ by infuriated Republicans. He was one of the first national politicians to support Howard Dean’s bid for the presidency. He had a big role in Fahrenheit 9/11. And he reads the role of Leopold Bloom for the Wild Geese Players of Seattle’s readings of *Ulysses*.
For a decade, Jim has been fighting a legal battle for freedom of speech. Recently, the appeals court ruled against him, leaving him with a $700,000 legal bill.
One Seattle activist is organizing a theatrical benefit for Jim McDermott. More background on Boehner v. McDermott at the preceding link and at McDermottForCongress.com.
Send money at the McDermott Legal Expense Trust.