Pencil Fundraiser

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Courtesy of the US Library of Congress.

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“THIS MACHINE KILLS FASCISTS” PENCIL FUNDRAISER FOR NON-PROFIT JOURNALISM

Woody Guthrie was a one-time resident of the Pacific northwest. In his early career he was employed by the Bonneville Power Administration to write a suite of songs such as “Roll On, Columbia, Roll On.” When in Portland Guthrie lived in the Lents neighborhood, a couple of miles from my house. As you can see above, his guitar had a sign that said This Machine Kills Fascists.

Applied to a simple pencil, this phrase takes on a new meaning: the power of journalism¬†against an age of “alternative facts.” I am offering up these pencils as a fundraiser for non-profit journalism. All proceeds from pencil sales from my current batch will go to Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland, Oregon as they work to prove the pen[cil] is mightier than the sword. (Proceeds from the previous batch went to The Center for Investigative Reporting¬†in Emeryville, CA.)

Purchase “This Machine Kills Fascists” pencils on Etsy or contact me for alternative requests.

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