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  •  Knoxville, TN: You have put words to a very key (9+ / 0-)

    concept.  This is an affordable and achievable undertaking.  My response to Dem solicitation calls is sometimes, "Show me a leader or a program that excites me as effective, and I will contribute."  I feel I am throwing money down a storm drain if I am simply being asked to donate to "fight the bad guys who are,,,,(insert laundry list of 10 well known things here). My take away on the effectiveness of the right  vs. the left is that we have never made use of effective messaging.  We are not good at the "tears or fears" type of presentation perfected by the right. Good heavens, they are intentionally and deliverately destroying the world's life sustaining climate for our children.  I think everyone is like me, waiting for someone in a position of acknowledged leadership or influence to "get it right", and work with others who also see issues clearly.  Occupy did it for a time, and that was why they made the world stop and take note before confusion (and oppositional messaging) set in.  Howard Dean can do it. Other progressives can do it also, and we have shown in the past few years there is power in getting $5-10 contributions from a broad group of progressives vs. millions from a handful. My dream is to read that significant meetings are taking place somewhere, possibly at Netroots nation. Our model works, and can spur individual action along with financial giving.  

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