Depressing

Well, that was depressing.
I got there early.
I stayed late.

Only two people showed up for my precinct meeting. I requested another date from the county party, and in accordance with the rules, they are supposed to establish another time and place for it.

We shall see.

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So

are you chair or vicechair?

Draft Brad Miller -- NC Sen ActBlue :::Petition

"Keep the Faith"

You are correct.

We had our precinct meeting and we had 7 people. So...we were able to conduct business and got some good plans laid out. Still, it's depressing to have to struggle to get people to come.

Stan Bozarth

I posted this somewhere else

and I have been very vocal about how poorly organized Meck is as far as precincts go, however let me now say this:
* on the county web site I was easily able to find a matrix that showed all the precincts and those that weren't highlighted weren't organized. Those that were organized had a clickable link that showed where the meeting is being held.

*I emailed to say I would organize my precinct

*I was promptly responded to by a live person.

*I was promptly sent via email an entire package with everything I need to organize and was encouraged to go ahead and set up a makeup day so I could publicize the meeting for 7 days as required.

This person was also very enthusiastic about my willingness to volunteer which, of course, made me feel good about doing so. All in all it's been positive so far.

I'll let you know how it goes this week getting enough to show up.



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Need to clone that for Orange Dems

CitizenWill
there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

CitizenWill
there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right. MLK,Jr. to SCLC Leadership Class

They should ...

but they don't. A little bird told me that western NC areas that should be Democratic strongholds (where there are high percentages of registered Dems) are exactly the places where its hard to get organization and "boots on the ground" type work out of some Democrats. The little bird said it was truly their biggest frustration.

Don't give up, though 'scooter. Chin up. You are exactly what they need. You only need to find two more people. hah! I know. That sounds so easy and it is sooooo much harder than it sounds. Its not just you, or your county, or your precinct. Our Chair has been trying to organize all our precincts for the last several years. She's tenacious, though, like a bulldog. Bit by bit, she's getting it done. It may take a while for you to turn up five live ones in your precinct, but it'll happen. And you'll make that little western NC bird I mentioned above very VERY happy. :)

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

No, they only get "organized"

when the Progressives run a candidate the old school doesn't like. Then, they all show up to give the boot to the newcomer who has the nerve to want to do something.

In 2004 most of the Buncombe County organizing was done by the Keever campaign (in coordination with Kerry and the coordinated campaign).

This time the Shuler campaign footed the bill (and the workload.) Lots of democratic counties do almost nothing. They don't need to. They win anyway. The Keever campaign knew it was over in 2004 when they saw the Buncombe numbers. It's really a shame.

And it's doubly pathetic when you watch some of the underdog counties working their butts off, helping Heath or their Senator but losing locally.
 
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