For those of you giddy with excitement over Friday's announcement of OFA 3.0, aka Organizing for Action, just stop for a minute and consider that the largest organization in Democratic Party history is now prevented by law from engaging in partisan politics.
For those of us who still care about the Democratic Party and continue to work to elect more Democratic candidates, this was stunning news today. All the technology, infrastructure and volunteers amassed from 2008-2012 are now lost to us. In other words, President Obama, the leader of the Democratic Party, has just thumbed his nose at the DNC and picked up his toys and taken them home to Chicago.
Please join Jim Martin, Jim Powell, Congressman John Lewis, Grammy Award winning artist Ludacris, Tammy Duckworth, a National Guard major, disabled veteran of the Iraq war, and many other special guests for the last G-O-T-V rally before the runoff election!
How is this possible? Dekalb County is leading Early Voting in Georgia with 63,788 votes as of 10/17/08! Fulton County is in second place with 45,681 votes banked so far. Although this is a record number for Fulton, we are trailing Dekalb by 18,107 votes!
Fulton County has roughly 240,000 more residents than Dekalb, but alas, Democrats make up a greater percentage of their population. But with THREE Early Voting locations in Fulton County (verses ONE in Dekalb), let's get out there this week and close the gap!
In all seriousness, huge congratulations to Dekalb County for doing an awesome job turning out and managing the Early Vote! This election promises to be a great one for Georgia Democrats.
Much has been reported about the recent surge in early voting in Georgia, especially among African Americans. There are many reasons for this, but one project that is clearly having an impact is "Don't Wait in '08" launched by the Fulton County Democratic Party.