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Sunday, June 03, 2007

R.I.P. Steve

Steve Gilliard, 1966-2007

Some of you may have known the political blog "The News Blog" by Steve Gilliard. He was so much to so many. we will miss him.


We had the great fortune to be a part of the community Steve built. Chris even got to meet him last year in New York. If you didn't know his blog, just know that he was a voice that spoke out unafraid, and called it like he saw it. But more importantly he was one of the rare folks who can really listen, really lead a discussion, really open his mind and his heart.

We friends and fans here in Tokyo are considering doing something in his honor. A writing award, or scholarship in his name, a donation to veterans causes, or African American educational causes... He spoke out on these issues and many more.

but for now, today, we raise a glass to his memory.

Lauren & Chris
Democrats Abroad Japan

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