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  •  After this election, I hope that the Obama (10+ / 0-)

    grassroots mobilization team can continue to work on this effort of organizing community volunteers to help make citizens engaged citizens. It could be the most important thing done. Obama is going to need to continue to campaign for a democratic congress through the 2014 election, and these SUN voters are needed.

    "At stake are not just the details of policy, but fundamental principles of social justice and the character of our country." ~Sen. Ted Kennedy

    by Wendy in FL on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 11:53:11 AM PST

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    •  Absolutely! This is the key to the party's future, (3+ / 0-)
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      IMHO, anyway.

      If we can tie into growth demographics (AA, Hispanic, young voters) who have traditionally voted in smaller numbers, and actually get them to the polls to cast their ballots, this will have a huge impact on the future of the Progressive movement in American politics.

      Focusing in the future on the importance of local elections at the statewide level--Congress, governorships, state legislatures--is key here. Gerrymandering the hell out of state districts makes it very hard to elect a Democratic congress. Only if we have control of enough statehouses can we fight the tide of gerrymandering and voter suppression that is blocking Progressives on so many levels.

      This means getting SUN voters to start making a habit of voting in state and local elections.

    •  Thats what I am hoping too because I really (5+ / 0-)

      believe the greatest gift he has gven us is the thousands of community organizers trained by OFA. We go out and use those skills every day in our towns and cities, we can make sure government is never be insensitive to the needs of the very people who elected them. Government gets its power from the people and we have the tools to use that power to our advantage as it should be.

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