Hello, I am Teddy Partridge, and I'd like your vote Sunday for delegate in AD-13. I'm an online progressive activist, inspired by the wide-ranging success of the BlueAmerica, firedoglake, and DailyKos communities to become involved in California Democratic Party politics. Long ago, I managed congressional and USSenate campaigns in Virginia for Democrats, but this is my first foray into the California Democratic Party.
As your delegate, I will work to open the California Democratic Party to grassroots and netroots activists; to ensure our State Party provides online tools, forums, and accountability measurements; and to push our Democratic officeholders to promote our progressive values, ensuring that the Governor doesn't highjack OUR issues -- like universal health care and combatting global warming -- and then dilute them to please his real constituencies.
I'm an AIDS/HIV educator and successful grant-writer for non-profits. As a disabled San Franciscan, I am motivated to engage our party in people-powered politics by combining the activism of the Web with the progressive values that make our City great.
I ask for your vote on Sunday. I am not aligned with a slate.