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  •  Did you read it? (0+ / 0-)

    All budgets are a matter of priorities, because all budgets involved limited sums of money. what the priorities are is the question.

    getting involved in the party locally is a good idea but will not help change the culture at the DCCC or the DSCC or the DNC, for that matter.

    If we want a strong Democratic wing of the Democratic party then we need to keep Democrats who are actively working against progressives at arms' length.

    if necessary for years; if necessary, alone

    by SouthernLiberalinMD on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 06:50:10 AM PST

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    •  We raise our own funds to support our candidates (1+ / 0-)
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      right up thru Senate and House in our own CD. We also have a good list of volunteers that are a resource to campaigns. We have organizers, neighborhood leaders ready to canvas and call. We don't count on the DCCC, DSCC or DNC for the money to do anything. To make it work we need participation even more than money, absolutely nothing is as effect as face to face contact as the Obama campaigns proved over and over again. We get some support from the State Dem Party, particularly for Senate, House and State Legislature. But none of the outside support we may or may not get is a deciding factor on going forward with a campaign. Candidates raise their own funds as well and some will get national support. I give first and most to my local Dem Party (CD level), because those elections will likely ave a direct effect on my life. BTW, getting involved locally means you can have a say on which candidates run, we do a candidate search and actively try to find the most progressive electable we can.

      The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dreams shall never die. ~ Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy

      by cherie clark on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 07:32:08 AM PST

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      •  I totally agree with this. (1+ / 0-)
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        And think we need to create stronger ties between prog Democrats we support and sources of money that have nothing to do with institutional Democratic party mechanisms at the federal level.

        if necessary for years; if necessary, alone

        by SouthernLiberalinMD on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 08:25:03 AM PST

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        •  I come from a Red state, slowly becoming purple (2+ / 0-)
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          and it is because so many of our local offices and state legislature are non partisan. People, when they vote on issues not party tend to favor the Dems. But I also believe progressive values speak to the hopes and dreams and concerns of 90% of America.

          The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and the dreams shall never die. ~ Edward M. (Ted) Kennedy

          by cherie clark on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 03:21:36 PM PST

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