Author: mario

PowerShift 2011 Southeastern Region & on to DC!

I spent this past weekend at the southeastern regional training for trainers (t4t) of PowerShift 2011 From PowerShift2011.org: This spring, over 10,000 young leaders will converge on Washington, DC to stand up for our future. At Power Shift 2011, we’ll stand together to reclaim our democracy from big corporations and push our nation to move beyond […]

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Did you hear that?!

I got up early this morning to appear on WJCT’s First Coast Connect, hosted by Melissa Ross.  I was joined by Republican political consultant Jim Varian and Abel Harding of the Jacksonville Times-Union, we discussed Jacksonville’s Mayoral election results featuring Alvin Brown, Audrey Moran, Mike Hogan and Rick Mullaney. Congrats to Alvin Brown, as he […]

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DC: DMO Training, Summit on Jobs, Pound Coffee

My adventure to the Nation’s Capitol, with a fantastic 1-day conference hosted by Campaign for America’s Future, “Summit on Jobs and America’s Future” and a Democratic Municipal Officials conference where I will be leading a training session on speaking as a surrogate. You can find a pdf of my training materials for the DMO session […]

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Conventional Un-Wisdom: The Candidate’s Spouse is Above the Campaign

Conventional Un-Wisdom: The Candidate’s spouse is above the campaign, they are not subject to the rules and expectations and should not be subjected to training and preparation.  They know the candidate better than anyone and thus are more than capable of representing the candidate’s character and capacity in support of the campaign without guidance or […]

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From ActionNews Jacksonville: “Viral Campaigning”

I appeared on Action News Jacksonville (www.actionnewsjax.com) with Catherine Varnum at 5:30 tonight (2/16/2011) commenting on “Viral Campaigning,” or what I would refer to as New Media in campaigns.  They were focused with the utilization around the upcoming unitary elections.  Here’s the clip: You can see the printed story and the original video here:  Action […]

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LegiCamp 2011 Recap

On Sunday, nearly 100 of Florida’s top progressive activists from around the state gathered in Orlando to discuss and prepare for the upcoming State Legislative session.  The event was the brain child of the very bright Mr. Edwin Enciso, and organized beautifully by Susan Smith, Kenneth Quinnell, Ray Seaman and a few other wonderful people. […]

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