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  •  I'm not saying they aren't (0+ / 0-)

    but...

    we were, too. we organized a lot. but the movement side of things (a million signatures, crowds over 100k, etc.) can obscure the fact that you're not reaching who you need to, but mainly preaching to the choir.

    it fires up the base, but it leads to surprising and disappointing election results

    •  I sure hope you haven't given up in Wisconsin. (0+ / 0-)
      •  nope (0+ / 0-)

        but events here have lead me to conclude that marches and rallies and movements aren't enough, and we need to steel ourselves for these assaults even in the face of incredible organizing, like we saw in the recalls here.

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