Sunday, February 28, 2010

Comment on Why Progressive Activism Matters Now - a DFNM post

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As liberals we have too long ignored the Tea Party as phony grassroots of fringe bigots and haters. Meanwhile the GOP is trying to embrace them, granted self-servingly. From your report and from twitter updates last night, none of the candidates have an understanding of public policy, and of course they were pandering to an audience.

I attended the OFA (Organizing For America) 2010 Strategy session last week, while their strategy appears sound overall for GOTV (Get Out The Vote). The part that appears missing, to me, is reaching out to the existing community organizations that manage to keep their members engaged over time. Collaborate or somehow learn from them what it takes to not just get people's attention but maintaining it.

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