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  •  It's a flaw in the Constitution. The framers (1+ / 0-)
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    wanted to keep populous states from totally dominating the small states.   As it worked out the opposite is occuring.

    Wyoming has 17 times as much representation in congress as people in New York.

    HylasBrook @62 - fiesty, fiery, and fierce

    by HylasBrook on Tue Mar 22, 2011 at 08:06:00 AM PDT

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    •  Whose fault is that (1+ / 0-)
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      Progressives could totally dominate the smaller states if they would just devote a tiny fraction of their organizing resources to these states. Remember the farm protest movement gave us Paul Wellstone. Minneapolis gave us Michelle Bachmann.

      •  Very true -- too many Democrats don't (0+ / 0-)

        pay attention to what goes on in their state legislatures.  They don't know who their senators or assemblypersons are, what their positions are, etc.

        Republicans always vote for Republicans, but Democratic voters don't pay attention.

        We as progressive have to work at canvassing and phone banking for the President, our Senators, and then also our state legislators.

        Not easy because districts overlap.  Not easy to get things like this through people's head.

        Peace

        HylasBrook @62 - fiesty, fiery, and fierce

        by HylasBrook on Tue Mar 22, 2011 at 01:47:55 PM PDT

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