Tag: grassroots organizing

REMINDER: Canvass packs beat Super PACS and special interest money – It’s time to canvass for Democrats!

REMINDER: Canvass packs beat Super PACS and special interest money – It’s time to canvass for Democrats!

It’s no secret that Republicans have a cash advantage over Democrats and nowhere is that more obvious in Michigan. The sinking ship that is Terri Lynn Land’s Senate campaign still managed to outraise her Democratic opponent Gary Peters by over $1 million last quarter. Governor Rick Snyder outraised his Democratic opponent Mark Schauer by over $2 million. Much of the […]

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The DCCC is looking for organizing fellows for campaign work this summer – here’s how to apply

The DCCC is looking for organizing fellows for campaign work this summer – here’s how to apply

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is looking for Summer Fellows to work this summer to elect Democrats across the country. That’s especially true here in Michigan where the DCCC is supporting a number of our candidates like Pam Byrnes (MI-07) and Jerry Cannon (MI-01). Below is an announcement that explains things. The only way to defeat the Republicans is to […]

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UPDATED: Koch brothers’ Americans for Prosperity taking a page from OFA’s playbook, funds State of the Union watch parties in at least 13 states

UPDATED: Koch brothers’ Americans for Prosperity taking a page from OFA’s playbook, funds State of the Union watch parties in at least 13 states

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery A Politico piece titled Koch World 2014 revealed that the Koch brothers realized that their failure in the 2012 election was due largely to a poor field organization. They learned from their mistake, according to the article, and are spending their vast resources to help shore up local field organizing. A clear example […]

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AUDIO: Eclectablog on Night Shift with Tony Trupiano about grassroots organizing in Michigan

AUDIO: Eclectablog on Night Shift with Tony Trupiano about grassroots organizing in Michigan

“Show up, stand up, and speak up”

As I have written about before, grassroots organizing on behalf of Democrats is already well underway in Washtenaw County.

Last night, in the Blog Role segment of the Night Shift with Tony Trupiano radio show, I talked with Tony in depth about what we’ve done, what we’re doing, and where we are headed in Washtenaw County with regards to creating a network of neighborhood teams working to turn out the Democratic vote in 2014.

You can listen to it after the jump.

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Gretchen Driskell to get a huge boost in MI-52 from GOTV efforts across ALL of Washtenaw County

Gretchen Driskell to get a huge boost in MI-52 from GOTV efforts across ALL of Washtenaw County

We’re not losing this one Photo by Anne C. Savage, special to Eclectablog As I wrote yesterday, the Washtenaw County Democratic Party’s Precinct Organizing Committee (led by me and organizer Tad Wysor of Ypsilanti) has been holding a series of Grassroots Empowerment Orientation sessions across the county over the past month. These meetings are the first steps toward building a […]

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Wednesday’s rally to support public education in Michigan gathers a head of steam, Mark Schauer to speak

Wednesday’s rally to support public education in Michigan gathers a head of steam, Mark Schauer to speak

The grassroots making things happen in Michigan

The rally to support public education in Michigan that happens at the state Capitol on Wednesday (details with links, etc. HERE) is getting bigger by the day. In a major coup, organizer Rochelle Noel informed me over the weekend that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer is now scheduled to speak at the rally.

Details after the jump.

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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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RootsCamp 2012 – Nov 30-Dec 1 in Washington, D.C. – The next step for progressive grassroots organizing

RootsCamp 2012 – Nov 30-Dec 1 in Washington, D.C. – The next step for progressive grassroots organizing

We’re just getting started This weekend the New Organizing Institute is hosting its 7th annual RootsCamp, a conference — or rather “un-conference” as they call it — that brings together progressive organizers from around the country to network and share best practices as we move forward in achieving our collective goals. The event takes place Friday, November 30th through Saturday, […]

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What’s next for OFA, the Obama grassroots organization? TheAction.org and more!

What’s next for OFA, the Obama grassroots organization? TheAction.org and more!

Respect, empower, and include. Repeat.

With another successful Obama election behind us, those who were involved with Obama for America (OFA) at the grassroots level are likely wondering, “What’s next?” After his first election, it wasn’t until the summer of 2009 that OFA 2.0, aka “Organizing for America” came into being. I was privileged to be chosen to attend a 300-person debriefing conference about a month after election, dubbed “The Legacy Confernce” where those of us who were deeply involved in the campaign got together to discuss OFA’s future.

The same type of thing is happening now and YOU can be part of it. Details after the jump.

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Vice President Biden talks about the influence of Super PAC money & the importance of grassroots organizing

Vice President Biden talks about the influence of Super PAC money & the importance of grassroots organizing

They got the dough, we got the GO(TV) As I wrote about in my piece “Super PACs turn their attention from supporting candidates to destroying President Obama“, the conservative Super PACs are gearing up for a relentless smear campaign against President Obama and his administration. These corporate funders have so much to lose by having a Democrat in the White […]

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UPDATED – OFA in Wisconsin working with protesting public employees

UPDATED – OFA in Wisconsin working with protesting public employees

Okay, one blog despite a raging sinus infection. Ben Smith at Politico reports that OFA Wisconsin is helping organize the protesting public employees in Wisconsin: The Democratic National Committee’s Organizing for America arm — the remnant of the 2008 Obama campaign — is playing an active role in organizing protests against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s attempt to strip most public […]

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