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Most people haven't heard Obama unfiltered by punditry and undistorted by talk show hosts. We need to get Obama's message straight to the undecided voters.

For this, we need you. Tips do not help much. Recc's are welcome if it helps to get the message to a larger segment of this community.

I have been promoting the new media positive outreach effort organized by http://dvd4hope.tv/ .

I got a fairly good response: my comments usually get many tips. Hundreds of people click through to have a look at the web site, and a handful have already registered.

But it's still not enough: most people click on the link out of idle curiosity. They check it out and then forget about it. My previous diaries didn't get enough recc's to spread the message far and wide enough to make an actual difference in this election. Tips are nice, but at the end of the day they don't help much. People register but then wait for something to happen. But nothing will happen if nobody picks up some of the TODO items listed in the site (in the feature tracker) and start helping where they can.

What we need is this:

  1. take a thorough good look at the web site and understand what we are trying to achieve, and how it could help shape this election.
  1. sign up in the site and participate where and how you can.

Alone, my efforts mean nothing. If you believe in positive campaigning, if you want to create a meaningful dialogue uncorrupted by the main stream media, if you want your canvassing effort and your donations to have a greater impact, then we definitely need your active help to get things done.

If dozens of you could spend 20 minutes less reading and posting comments on Dkos, and 20 minutes more helping out with a concrete outreach effort and promoting this effort in your comments, then, together, we can achieve a lot.

This is what community organizing is about!

Originally posted to augustin on Sat Sep 06, 2008 at 09:54 PM PDT.

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