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    link here.
    There will likely be future events, too.

    There has been some critique of this, which you can read on DKos. It seems to be coopting the Occupy energy without the grassroots consensus democracy component (as I understand the criticism). MoveOn has close ties to Democrats and people are concerned that this might turn into a Dem party action rather than a non-political movement.

    I was not able to attend due to illness, however I would be interested in doing so, despite the above criticism. More training is better, more ideas is better. In my opinion, getting more people involved is important, and people will come from many different directions and get involved in different ways.

    I am old enough to remember the Vietnam War protests. There were many different groups involved, many of which disagreed with each other. It was not a monolithic, homogenous movement. Neither was the Civil Rights movement, and neither was the 75-year battle to get votes for women. In each of these three examples, there was division among the groups (sometimes they hated each other) but the end result was to pull enough of the population into responding that change happened. So, in my opinion in 2012, the more the merrier! More voices, more discussion, more progress.

    ~On, Wisconsin! On, Wisconsin! Raise her glowing flame!~ I am proud to say three generations of my family lived in WI. Though I live elsewhere, am with you in spirit!

    by sillia on Sun Apr 15, 2012 at 08:21:25 AM PDT

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