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Now Available: Volumes I, II, III, and IV of the Collected Published and Unpublished Papers.

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Friday, January 6, 2017

READ THIS AND FOLLOW ITS SUGGESTIONS.

A reader posted this as a comment, and I thought it was so important it ought to appear as a post.  This is the way to transform our politics.

DML said...
Spurred on by this post, I signed up to OurRevolution, then watched their youtube training videos and checked out the site.

The site itself is a crowdsourcing effort to map out every last part of the Democratic party apparatus across all 50 states. One of their immediate goals is to have Bernie Progressives become Precinct Committee Officers (or Precinct Captains in some states). These are the lowest level elected Democratic party officials, and can cover an area as small as a few city blocks. Their main job is to knock on doors in their neighborhood to get out the vote and other foot soldiery things for the party. Most of these positions go unfilled - the video said something like half of Washington state PCOs are unfilled. Many get appointed as no one runs for these positions. In many cases, becoming a PCO is as simple as filing to run before the deadline.

As a PCO you also get to vote for the "next rung up" leaders in your party such as district and county party chairpersons. I had no idea any of this structure existed or how it worked. My guess is that not having people know about this is partly by design.

At any rate, their main effort at the moment seems to be to take over the party as much as possible beginning with the lowest hanging fruit first (PCOs).

After some googling around to see who my PCO is, I found other similar websites that discussed becoming a PCO, but they were for Republicans. These sites were older, and show that Tea Party types have been employing this strategy for years now - with obvious success!

I highly encourage American readers of this blog to contribute to this crowdsourcing site, and look into this group's ground-up strategy. Trump cannot be resisted until the Democratic party is transformed. 


1 comment:

DML said...

Thank you for posting this.

Just to clarify, since your original post is now somewhat buried.

The site I was referring to (and that you linked to) is:
transformtheparty.com

This is the one that takes you to the crowd sourcing and the videos.

If you got to ourrevolution.com you go to a different site with candidate endorsements etc., even if its the same organization. There doesn't seem to be any links that takes you from one site to the other.

Despite this problem, I have to say that simply seeing that there are people organizing in this way was very heartening. I strongly believe that the Democratic party is the only realistic way to oppose Trumpism in the short to medium term. The party as it is currently constituted has demonstrated that they are no where close to being up to the task.