My friend John Good, is running for Indiana State Representative from Fort Wayne, IN-83. Everybody who blogs like we do can point to one person who made them think, "Hey, maybe someone does give a crap about my point of view!", and John was that person for me. If he hadn't cross-posted one of my rants from DKos, I may not have ended up here, for good or bad. (Mostly good) He's perfect for the district, already getting the endorsement of one of the unions (Got it, IN AFL-CIO).
You can read more about John at his website here. It's a long way until November, but John's got a few expeneses coming up to get him on the way to Indianapolis. If you can, consider making a donation to his campaign via ActBlue here or Pyrix here. I don't have much (as ya'll well know) but I'm going to make it a priority to help John all I can. Every blogger should sponsor someone running for State seats, seed the garden and watch 'em grow!
This is without a doubt one of those "build it from the bottom up" opportunities, where else do the Democratic House Representatives come from if not Dems in State Houses? John is extremely electable in his area, and this is the year that we could get John and many progressive Dems on their way to Washington D.C. by way of every State Congress.
This is truly one of those moments when even a fiver makes a big difference. If you don't have it, go find out who you local Dem is running for State seats and get involved. Hey, the Ronulans are waay ahead of us!
ADDED- Oh, and if you know anyone or have relatives in the Ft Wayne area, make sure you let them know about John, all the info is at his website. Also too, here is his Facebook page, Twitter handle is @pontio.