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  •  RI also outing ALEC (19+ / 0-)

    Within the past few years there has been a quiet but persistent campaign to get the Democratic legislative leadership to stop participating in ALEC -- including I believe removing the provision that had their dues paid by the State of RI. They are way too conservative, ingrown, power-hungry, etc. to be true Democrats. But they are Democrats enough to be somewhat embarrassed by getting outed as getting their policies from a right-wing cabal.

    And we broke the stranglehold the Catholic bishop had on marriage equality, which left him fuming (until he switched to fuming about the "not Catholic enough" new pope) but powerless.

    •  Do you have a citation for this? (2+ / 0-)
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      Heart of the Rockies, pelagicray
      And we broke the stranglehold the Catholic bishop had on marriage equality, which left him fuming (until he switched to fuming about the "not Catholic enough" new pope) but powerless.
         Not that I don't believe you, but if that bishop is on the record with a statement like that... well, there are many possibilities... :)

      "Le ciel est bleu, l'enfer est rouge."

      by Buzzer on Fri Feb 28, 2014 at 05:36:46 AM PST

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    •  Good for them in R.I. for having activists that (4+ / 0-)

      make a difference.

      Here in West Palm Beach we make an effort to get to know our congresscritters and we meet with them often to make sure they understand us and that we understand them and how the system works.

      We go to Townhall meetings, Democratic Executive Committee meetings and Democratic Club meetings and we show up for them when they need us: so they show up for us when we need them.

      Yes it's time consuming and somewhat inconvenient, but  it beats just accepting that the status quo remains unchanged.

      So get going and be happy that you can still get results.

      Bravo to the activists in Rhode Island.

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