Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Don't Celebrate, Donate!

In his next-to-last telegram before being executed, Joe Hill wrote to Bill Haywood, "Goodbye, Bill, I die like a true blue rebel. Don't waste any time mourning. Organize!"

In a similar selfless manner, on the occasion of his 70th birthday, Si Kahn asks we celebrate by making a donation to his Musicians United Project to Protect Bristol Bay

Si Kahn on "In the Tradition with Jeff Boudreau" at community radio WCUW.
Photo copyright J. Boudreau

I am doing everything I can to use my 70thbirthday to raise $70,000  for Musicians United To Protect Bristol Bay, so our team can concentrate for the next year on winning this battle.  PLEASE DONATE

Over the weekend, I performed 3 house concerts; in Oakland, Berkeley and Takoma Park, Maryland  So far I have raised almost $12,000.  I am meeting with donors across the country.  I just spent 2 days in meetings all over Washington, D.C.  Please help me get to my goal so I can rest! Today is my 70th Birthday! PLEASE DONATE

When I retired, I swore I would never fundraise again, but this fight to stop the Pebble Mine and protect Bristol Bay has become incredibly important to me.  And the way we have chosen to fight is proving so effective; by uniting musicians and their networks and writing and recording songs to tell the stories of the people; of the land; of the salmon; and of the corporate greed that threatens to destroy it all.

Awareness in “the lower 48” of the struggle over Bristol Bay, Alaska is critical, and Musicians United is playing a strong role in spreading that awareness, creating a buzz and building the movement.  This won’t just be an important victory; it will be an important activist model for the future.  If you have loved my music, my passion or my activism at some point in the last 70 years, please celebrate with a gift to Musicians United To Protect Bristol Bay today!  PLEASE DONATE

If you have already donated, thank you from the bottom of my heart.

In Music and Solidarity,
Si Kahn  


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