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  •  Congratulations on your amazing march! (17+ / 0-)

    It was good you had specific positions you were for:

    ...good affordable healthcare, unemployment insurance, food stamps and freedom over our own bodies.
    A real movement has demands.

    When you attend one of these marches and go home you wonder where all the energy went. One solution would be to plan a week of action and workshops one week before and one week after the march.

    "...on the (catch a) human network. Cisco."

    by hoplite9 on Sat Feb 08, 2014 at 02:51:10 PM PST

    •  Good advice, already taken (3+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      StrayCat, FindingMyVoice, Gordon20024

      This march built on the Moral Monday movement, and it is a kickoff for a massive voter registration drive.

      Recently retired State Senator Ellie Kinnaird is also working hard on voter registration and GOTV.  See her organization at http://votesmart.org/

      It will be hard to turn the state around in 2014. The decks are stacked against us with gerrymandering and redistricting. And the Democratic party here is not as organized and strong as we need it to be.

      However, we can make inroads and start the rebuilding process necessary. The Republicans are playing a short term losing game and they know it. They do not represent the majority of this state. That's why Pat McCrory and Art Pope are always trying to hide the right wing with moderate sounding words, even as they feed the crazies, quietly support right wing legislation, and work to destroy the state.

      Barber's strength is that he's drawing together the whole progressive movement under one tent--from teachers to gays to African Americans to Latinos to women to the progressive business community, many of whom feel that the state no longer represents the direction they want to take their companies.

      It may take us a few cycles, but it's happening.

      "If you are cast on a desert island with only a screwdriver, a hatchet, and a chisel to make a boat...go make the best one you can. It would be better if you had a saw, but you haven't." T.Roosevelt on politics.

      by NCJan on Sun Feb 09, 2014 at 09:17:17 AM PST

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      •  I gave the wrong link above (0+ / 0-)

        Here's the project that Ellie Kinnaird is working on-

        http://www.ncvoter.org/

        "If you are cast on a desert island with only a screwdriver, a hatchet, and a chisel to make a boat...go make the best one you can. It would be better if you had a saw, but you haven't." T.Roosevelt on politics.

        by NCJan on Sun Feb 09, 2014 at 09:29:43 AM PST

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