Constructing Victory

In 2008 you and I need to retire Elizabeth Dole, Leslie Merritt, Skip Stam, and a few of the more compromised members of our congressional delegation. We also have 15 electoral votes that are ours to deliver.

This is a tall, tall order. To make it happen we need about 250,000 more votes than what we got in 2000 and 2004.

How do we get 250,000 votes? We can listen to folks talk about the political climate, hold a finger to the winds, and hope that we can raise enough money to buy a bunch of ads on TV. We can see if we can find a magic issue that will activate North Carolinians that aren't currently active. We can hope our opponents take their votes for granted.

Or we can go out and get the hard votes the old fashioned way, by talking to the people.

100 citizen organizers per county times 100 counties = 10,000 citizen organizers. If each of those organizers talks to 25 voters, then we've got a blue state. This is what needs to happen, this is what you and I need to make happen.

This is the North Carolina Democratic Party field plan, and it is in your hands. We're calling it Constructing Victory: Do-It-Yourself-Democracy in 2008. Please sign up here.

http://www.ncdp.org/crew

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I'm in.

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I sent out an email

to about 30 people. I hope to start a chain letter in state. I hope everyone else makes the same plea to their network.

We have to have neighbors talking to neighbors about why they should vote 'blue' instead of 'red' in 2008 or we are going to lose.

"Keep the Faith"

"Keep the Faith"

Great job

Great video, great idea, great focus for the party.

"Keep the Faith"

"Keep the Faith"

Great idea, but if I could get 100, make that 20, no 10, people

off their butts for a day of door to door, I'd explode in happiness. How about making it like the sustaining fund obligation - .01 volunteers per 100 votes for Easley in 2004? Or use some other plan that is proportional to population (reg.'d dems).

Also this should be coordinated with local parties. Please provide county chairs' contact information for people who sign up. Otherwise we end up with duplicated efforts, people stepping on toes, bad karma and wasted energy. County orgs can also help target the door to door via the VAN (Votebuilder), might as well make it 25 doors that have dems or una's behind them.

Person County Democrats

I actively oppose gerrymandering. Do you?

yes please

And I've been meaning to put together a while suite of tools for county dem websites.

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Thomas Jefferson said you always get the rulers you deserve.

part of the plan

This is something we were very sensitive to in thinking about how to implement this ambitious plan. County chairs should already have been briefed on the program by Jerry.

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Thomas Jefferson said you always get the rulers you deserve.

Was this the subject of the Jerry Meek Robocall

my husband received yesterday at 10:27 am?

He said that Jerry said he was calling about an email he would send in a few days. We both find robocalling so obnoxious that he hung up the phone before he found out what the forth coming email would be about.

Really - robocalling? Really?


Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

by any means necessary

You know, I've never met a politically minded person that didn't have a strong opinion (pro or con) on robo-calls, and I've never seen a bit of data on their effectiveness (pro or con).

Personally, when Kanye West calls me up to tell me to vote I'm happy about it, and when Samuel L Jackson calls me to make sure I watch Snakes on a Plane I'm just as happy. Maybe I just like getting phone calls . . .

Any rate thanks for signing up, and please get some other folks to sign up. The first thousand is going to be the hardest.

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Thomas Jefferson said you always get the rulers you deserve.

I love robocalls

I can hang up without guilt if need be, but both schools (middle and high) communicate with parents via robocalls. It's excellent. I know what's going on long before I normally would. I no longer search the girls' backpacks since they are older and they don't have to worry about remembering to give me all those papers sent home.

Sometimes, I just like getting the information I need without being required to interact.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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when I was in primary school

At my primary school in Virginia, when they had papers to send home they would turn all the kids into postcards and pin the messages on the front of the children's shirts.

No way the parents could miss it.

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Thomas Jefferson said you always get the rulers you deserve.

Oh that's hilarous. I love it.



Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

223

I'll have to build a bat pretty soon; now we're up to 223 Crew members.

Please keep doing what you're doing.

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Thomas Jefferson said you always get the rulers you deserve.

that is awesome, Jerimee.

Awesome.

Now we've got the crew and a whole lot of work to do.


Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi

Now there are at least 224 :)

I hadn't signed up yet.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

I add my compliments

on an excellent promotional campaign. Good stuff.

264

Thank you everyone for promoting this. We're at 264 this morning. I'm going to try to find a minute to promote this program on facebook.

The idea is that once we get a solid base of a thousand, we'll send out some materials and tools to help that core of 1000 sign up the other 9000 we need.

In the meantime, if I do an online presentation on the program Thurday evening (at 6 or 7pm) will y'all attend? Please "RSVP" here, or by sending me an email jerimee.richir(at)gmail.com

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Thomas Jefferson said you always get the rulers you deserve.

Excellent!



Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.