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View Diary: Article in The Atlantic Magazine Restores My Hope in The Progressive Movement (128 comments)

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  •  I feel the same way (12+ / 0-)

    For years now I'll get dozens of e-mails every time there's an event that could benefit our side.  I won't go through the list, we all get them but I always felt that was just such a disjointed way to use our resources.
    I can't give $$$ to everyone, I can't give my time to everyone, I can't go to every rally which turns out to be too small anyway because everybody has scheduled their rallies for different times and places.
    ColorofChange appears to have a winning approach, probably because they have a strategy and a focused approach and, oddly, they aren't one of the dozens of e-mailers who hit me up 10 times a day.  What I think needs to happen is to have fewer but much more intense progressive organizations.  Right now we are just too diluted.
    Somewhat relatedly; I worked for many years for a large multinational company which was quite apolitical and not a big name in consumer goods.  Their first criteria for everything was how it would affect their image in the community; not even nationally but how would it affect neighbors, how would it play out in the local press.....controversy needed to be avoided at all costs.  Most companies don't want their name associated in any manner with an organization that is the least bit controversial.

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