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A few weeks ago, tmservo433 reserved a small ballroom at the Marriott, he planned for personally catering a casual meal and he invited local PACS and candidates to meet with our Kossacks. Above and beyond the call of duty, he did this all on his own, hoping to attract fellow Kossacks.
Several candidates and groups provided content and videos and we had representatives from the Paul Davis campaign for Governor who were kind enough to address us and talk about why Kansas is winnable in 2014.The Margie Wakefield for Congress campaign also provided video.
Jen Hayden, Director of Special Projects for Daily Kos, was able to attend and address the group. Eric Thut, Operations Director for Netroots Nation, spoke for a few minutes. Both are residents of Kansas City.
In the numerous Kosmails tmservo433 sent me leading up to this event he mentioned that a lot of non-Kossacks would be attending. So I constructed a .pdf document with the Daily Kos header graphic and content (provided by Meteor Blades) about Daily Kos to be a handout for those non-Kossacks. We wanted to invite them to join in the conversation at Daily Kos.
After food, a brief slide presentation documenting the foibles of right wingnut office holders in Missouri and Kansas, and presentations from two 2014 Kansas campaigns, participants engaged in a wide ranging discussion of their campaign experiences and the political landscape in Missouri and Kansas for 2014 and beyond.
There was commentary on the relative effectiveness and value of get out the vote efforts (phones, door to door, voter registration) and the perceived priorities of centralized/coordinated statewide/national campaigns. It came down to - keep it local, register voters, identify your voters, and drag their sorry asses to the polls on Election Day. [Emphasis mine]
There was also a significant amount of discussion about engaging office holders and documenting and holding them accountable in their public forums. In the world of the Internets and social media triangulation by the current crop of right wingnuts in office is becoming increasingly difficult for them to pull off. It's not so easy for them to cater to their restive teabagger base.
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Latest Updates on Kossack Regional Meet-Up News Below the New Day sunrise cloud
Let's build communities!
Every region needs a meatspace community like SFKossacks.
We take care of each other in real life.
I urge YOU to take the lead and organize one in your region.
Please tell us about it if you do and we're here for advice.
THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY
NEW GROUPS IN THE PROCESS OF ORGANIZING:These are the groups that have started since * NEW DAY * began. Please Kosmail navajo if you have started a group before that.
Send a Kosmail to the organizers and ask for an invitation to the group.• Northern Indiana Area: Kosmail Tim Delaney
• Long Island: Kosmail grannycarol
• Northern Michigan: Kosmail JillS
• Nebraska: Kosmail Nebraska68847Dem
• Westburbia Chicago Kossacks: Kosmail Majordomo
• Caprock Kossacks (Panhandle/Caprock/Lubbock/Amarillo area) : Kosmail shesaid
• West Texas Kossacks (including Big Bend Region and El Paso) : Kosmail Yo Bubba
• Las Vegas Kossacks: Kosmail miracle11
• Vermont Kossacks: Kosmail 4FreedomNote to the above new leaders: Feel free to leave a comment any day reminding readers about your new group. Also, tell us about your progress in gathering members. Kosmail me when you've chosen a good name for your group and have created a the group. Then I'll move you to the NEW GROUPS LIST. When you've planned a date for your first event I'll make a banner for you to highlight your event in our diaries and your diaries.
NEW GROUPS LIST:
• Kansas City Kossacks - Formed Oct 15, 2012, Organizer: [Founder stepped down]
ESTABLISHED GROUPS LIST: (List will grow as we discover them)
L-R: Some where in this photo are Kossacks Glitterscale, Man Oh Man and tmservo433.
Please visit tmservo433's diary for a description of the rest of the attendees which were mostly non-Kossacks, but folks who should be there, such as, State Legislator John Wright. tmservo433 gathered a great group of Progressives and hopefully we can get a few more of them to join us at DKos. Kudos to tmservo433 for reaching out and uniting like-minded folk in Missouri!
L-R: SFKossacks meeting at the home of Andrew McGuire in the Wine Country
Asheville, NC gets out the vote!
The following is a brief roundup of the DKos Asheville Voter Registration Project's fourth outing. We've been setting up every Tuesday now for the last four weeks at Earth Fare, a natural food store at Westgate Shopping Center in Asheville. We have a nice spot on the patio outside the store. This time with less people but more snow, freezing weather and a killer wind!
My favorite excerpt from randallt's diary:
Mystery Kossack?You can join DKos Asheville by sending a Kosmail to randallt.
When I was inside getting my pizza, a woman came up to David with a great story. She was recently reading Daily Kos and had seen our pictures from one of our diaries or in the New Day daily post. On her way to the store today she was wondering if she might see us and she did. She was thrilled.
Wednesday, October 30th
I-77 Kossacks Last Minute Meet-up
ORGANIZERS: Fineena and SteelerGrrl
L-R: Fineena, Steelergrrl, steelerdude, edrie, eeff, Poz, cskendrick
Reporting diary: I-77 Kossacks mini-meetup 10/30, updated with better photo
Sunday, November 24th
Colorado COmmunity Kossacks Meet-up
LOCATION: Annie's Cafe & Bar
3100 E Colfax • Denver
ORGANIZER: Send ColoTim a kosmail to attend.
Latest diary: Colorado Meetup November 24th
2. Phoenix Rising
Saturday, December 7th
Connecticut Kossacks Meet-up!
LOCATION: The Shamrock Pub & Grill
210 Meadow St. • Waterbury
The Shamrock is a short walk from the MTA Metro North Station. If anyone wants to take Amtrak, thankgodforairamerica can pick you up in Meriden and drive you to the event.
ORGANIZER: Send thankgodforairamerica a kosmail to attend.
And for those with great fortitude:
TIME: 3:00 PM? or so (if you're not too tanked...)
LOCATION: Waterbury Skating Center
60 Harvester Road • Waterbury
Latest diary: [Waiting for linked diary]
Send navajo a kosmail if you post a diary about an event so we can update our round-up.
Okay. Floor's open.
Tell us what you are doing on this NEW DAY?