Monday, March 08, 2010

How to build a progressive movement

As the saying goes, all politics is local. My old friend Dave Anderson from the Newshoggers has the right idea. If you want to make the party more progressive, you take it over from the bottom up and from the inside. Dave is running for office within his local Democratic Committee. I think he's likely to win. If more progressives followed his example, we would be a lot farther in restoring the Democratic platform to its original populist agenda.

I'm exploring doing the same myself but discovering that my county isn't all that well organized. I signed up for their email alerts today but they don't seem to meet very often. The only things on their calendar are a couple of fundraisers over the next three months.

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Blogger Ruth said...

A good way to get acquainted with politically connected types is volunteer work, too. Good going.

The right wing here volunteered for all the town council citizen committees like zoning and recreation, but got into so many squabbles because of their ignorant troublemaking that they got kicked off most.

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Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Getting involved is certainly the ticket to influencing the agenda IMO.

1:29:00 PM  

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