Tag: Community Organizing

Washtenaw County WeROC organizers to hold public meeting seeking commitments from local leaders on multiple issues

Washtenaw County WeROC organizers to hold public meeting seeking commitments from local leaders on multiple issues

They rock In 2012, a group of Washtenaw County organizers from faith, labor, and other community groups came together to work toward improving their community by helping make progress on numerous issues confronting workers and voiceless citizens in Washtenaw County. They eventually dubbed their group the Washtenaw Regional Organizing Coalition or “WeROC”. In November of 2013, WeROC held their first […]

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Washtenaw Regional Organizing Coalition brings together labor, faith, & community leaders to get problems solved

Washtenaw Regional Organizing Coalition brings together labor, faith, & community leaders to get problems solved

They rock [All photos by Isaac Epstein, used with permission] In the spring of 2012, a handful of from various faith, labor, and community organizations began to meet to discuss building a local group to work on solving some of the intractable problem confronting their communities. Over time, that group swelled in size and became known as the Washtenaw Regional […]

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Day 3: Fourth Quarter Fundraiser — How Eclectablog makes a real difference

Day 3: Fourth Quarter Fundraiser — How Eclectablog makes a real difference

We don’t just tell you what you need to know. We help motivate action and change. We realize no one loves fundraisers. We wouldn’t keep hitting you up for money if we didn’t have to. But here at Eclectablog, everything we do is supported in large part by our readers. And we return the favor. I can tell you why […]

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Organizing for Michigan for the 2014 elections has already begun in Washtenaw County

Organizing for Michigan for the 2014 elections has already begun in Washtenaw County

Don’t stop believin’… Back in February, I penned an essay titled Why I, as a dedicated and stalwart supporter of OFA, am asking you NOT to work with OFA in Michigan. In it, I implored Michigan Democratic activists to focus their attention solely on the task at hand: defeating Michigan Republicans at every juncture. It’s not going to be easy. […]

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RootsCamp 2012: A terrific success that gives me confidence & hope for the future.

RootsCamp 2012: A terrific success that gives me confidence & hope for the future.

Success doesn’t happen by accident As I mentioned last week, this past weekend was the 7th Annual RootsCamp un-conference, an event put on by the New Organizing Institute. This year’s event was bigger than ever with over 2,000 attendees and 250 sessions. I came away from this unique and energizing event impressed at the quality of progressive organizing in the […]

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Liberals + conservatives working together grow & donate 2 TONS of food!

Liberals + conservatives working together grow & donate 2 TONS of food!

I have to tread carefully here because I cannot allow my blogging life to overlap into my work life. I won’t be saying who my company is or what city it’s in. Please respect that, m’kay? So. While I live in Ann Arbor, one of the most liberal communities in Michigan, I work in one of the most conservative parts […]

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PHOTOS (lots) – OFA says THANKS to Congressmen Dingell & Schauer

PHOTOS (lots) – OFA says THANKS to Congressmen Dingell & Schauer

Yesterday morning, Organizing for America (OFA) held an event at the Ann Arbor Community Center to thank Congressmen John Dingell (MI-15) and Mark Schauer (MI-07) for their leadership and votes on the recently-enacted health insurance reform law. The two men represent opposite ends of Congressional spectrum. Congressman Dingell has served longer than any current member of the House of Representatives. […]

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They throw bricks, we throw a BIG party!

They throw bricks, we throw a BIG party!

Click on the photo then click “View Large” for a larger version When President Obama signed into law of the health insurance reform law last week, the most historic piece of social legislation in decades, those on the right threw a fit. Some of them actually threw bricks. We, on the other hand, threw a damn party. A BIG party! […]

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Whither OFA?

Whither OFA?

I was very surprised to Markos Moulitsas, owner of Daily Kos, link to an anti-OFA screed, describe OFA’s organizational model as “OFA’s whatever-the-fuck-it-is-that-they’re-doing model” and declare “Sounds about right”. It’s particularly surprising when the ridiculous screed was so full of contradictions, misinformation and general WATBing about how the Democratic party has done gone and changed. With all due respect to […]

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OFA steps up its game

OFA steps up its game

As you know by now, David Plouffe is back in action with the administration and Organizing for America (OFA). Evidence of this came in my email this morning. I got this message from OFA today and it’s proof-positive (to me) that Plouffe is back at the helm: As we head into an election year, the new strategy for killing reform […]

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OFA: Take what you like, leave the rest

I’ve been banging the drum for Organizing for America (OFA) since the election and have gotten a great deal of push back from those who think either that OFA is just another failed DNC exercise or that it’s just a haven for Obamabots who mindlessly agree with everything that the president and his administration feed them. Neither is true and […]

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