In two short (or long) years, I have gone from a guy with an opinion who votes 99% of the time to Co-Chair of my Democratic City Committee for Newport News Virginia. We are a city a bit over 180,000, 45 precincts with a slight Democratic lean.
The Committee was inactive, moribund and basically worthless as "tits on a bull". I became active for Wes Clark and became a regional coordinator for the Clark efforts. I then filled the vacuum in the same capacity once Kerry secured the nomination and spent a year and a half with one goal in mind. I was going to get my Marine Corps son a new Commander in Chief.
After we came out of hibernation from the November results, many of the grassroots approached me about taking over as head of the Committee Chair. That was two months ago and we are making progress. My focus is on fundraising, party building and precinct organization. We have some great ideas and tools for fundraising, but as the thread name shows, we are broke. We have more owed than cash on hand. I need a fundraiser to start fundraising!
If you could visit our brand new web site and throw a couple of bucks our way to get us out of the whole, you can be damn sure that this city will have one dynamic and successful Committee electing Democrats and making this City even more a Democratic one!
We have a Pay Pal account on the contributions page. Thanks for all the Kos Community does and will do for us. Our site is http://www.NewportNewsDemocrats.org
By the way, this is my first attempt at creating a web page. What do you think?