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  •  Haven't gotten as far as thinking specifics (1+ / 0-)
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    sboucher

    It'll probably depend on who wants to run, but I'm going to see if Better Georgia puts forward any recommendations.  I trust them more than I do most of the players in the Democratic camp.

    •  It would be great (0+ / 0-)

      if we could have all the progressive groups in the state communicating with one another. I like Better Georgia, but there are a lot of other good progressive groups we could organize with. Share mailing lists, have regional meetings, push our agenda collectively rather than piecemeal. When I worked for Martin, the GA Dem Party was useless; the left hand didn't know what the right hand was doing.

      Daily Kos has a lot of force available, and we should be using it more.

      I learned this at a Wellstone training: every time they talked about getting word out, it was fb and twitter. No matter how many times I brought up DK as a valuable asset in both communications and action force, I was shut down.

      It's not just a zip code, it's an attitude.

      by sboucher on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 05:06:40 PM PST

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      •  I agree (1+ / 0-)
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        sboucher

        The Democratic Party of Georgia isn't where the energy is going to come from.  There are a lot of progressives scattered all over the state.  I doubt there's a single county of the 159 which doesn't have a few people who'd be willling to put some time into turning the state blue. As far as I know the party isn't trying to tap into that.

        I think some of the lethargy in the party is due to the Democrat's slide from dominant party to minority status.  It just didn't adapt well to the loss of resources.

        Better Georgia seems to do really good work.  I've sent them donations but really haven't plugged into the stuff they're doing at this point.

        I agree Daily Kos could be a good point of contact.  I'm making an effort to meet people in a variety of counties and districts, but Cobb is big enough that it's keeping me busy at the moment.

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