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  •  State level politics is crucial (7+ / 0-)

    Take it from someone living in North Carolina. The Republican takeover at the state level has turned North Carolina into a test ground for the most extreme laws conceivable in a democracy. In fact, they aren't even following democratic principles anymore. Recent votes were held where the committee leader apparently didn't have the votes for his extreme bill but declared "the ayes have it".

    I'm dreading all news from Raleigh, these days.

    look for my eSci diary series Thursday evening.

    by FishOutofWater on Mon May 13, 2013 at 07:58:50 AM PDT

    •  We need to be focusing on the state level (3+ / 0-)
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      Diana in NoVa, ColoTim, rhauenstein

      Congress is stalemated, basically, so we're largely wasting our time and energy there. At the state level, in stark contrast, the battles are raging - over women's reproductive freedom and health, over climate science (e.g., bills to prevent people from even MENTIONING "se level rise!"), LGBT equality, guns, voting rights, etc, etc. Also, at the state level, it takes WAYYYY less money to make a difference. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, at the state level, a single activists (or donor, voter, volunteer) has MUCH more proportional impact than at the federal level. It's not even close, frankly...and groups like ALEC totally "get it."  What about progressives?!?

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