May Day Update!
With just one day left to go, we have reached our fundraising goals and more! Thank you so much for your support!
Today is May Day, an ancient spring fertility holiday as well as International Workers Day! This day was founded to commemorate the deaths of 7 anarchists who were killed by the state of Illinois in 1886 (look up "The Haymerket Affair"). They were were organizing strikes in Chicago for the 8-hour day, and were framed and executed by the state for their activities.
Today is a day to remember the efforts and sacrifices of those who have come before us, who brought us the rights that we now enjoy in our daily lives. Take some time to celebrate and thank your elders!
We still have about 24 hours left to go on the campaign and donating now will still be a wonderful and effective way to contribute to our costs. Today is a good day to spread the word about our project, and let people now that Blair Pathways is working to make our labor history come alive again.
Consider donating $50 and gift the CD to a friend in honor of May Day!
Thanks again, and looking forward to sending out rewards this next month.
HAPPY MAY DAY
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Apr 2, 2012 - May 2, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $1 or more
Donors pledging $1 or more will receive a “Thank You” on our Thank You Page and exclusive updates on the Blair Pathways ProjectEstimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $25 or more
Donors pledging $25 or more will receive the above rewards plus a Blair Pathways CD sampler.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $50 or more
At $50 or more the donor will receive the above rewards plus a hand-painted “Sing” “Appalachian” or “History” Postcard with a personalized "Thank You" message. (See our website to view these postcards.) *In addition, anyone donating $50 or more will receive a copy of the finished Blair Pathways CDEstimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $100 or more
At $100 or more the donor will receive the above rewards plus all three hand-painted “Sing” “Appalachian” “History” Postcards unmarked for your usage.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $200 or more
This amount pays for the studio recording costs of one of our artists! With a $200 or more donation the donor will receive the above rewards plus: A personal thank you from a Blair Pathways Musician and a copy of the completed Blair Pathways CD.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $500 or more
At $500 the donor receives the above rewards plus a Thank You in the CD Liner Notes, a triptych of the “Sing Labor History” prints mounted together on matte board and a hand-painted Defend Blair Mountain poster!Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
At $1,000 or more the donor will receive the above rewards PLUS Saro will hand-carve, print and paint a 9″ x 11″ lino-print of one of your coal field heroes. Possibilities include but are not limited to Sid Hatfield, Strike-Camp Women, Mother Jones, Bill Blizzard, or Frank Keeney and Fred Mooney. The donor will receive 10 prints of the commissioned work.Estimated delivery: May 2012