Tags: DFA

We MUST do better.

An associate offering condolences for this past Tuesday’s election results offered the reminder that we need a Constitutional Amendment to fix campaign finance.  Amending the Constitution is the only certain means of leveling the playing field between self funders trying to buy seats, those willing to sell their values for special interest money and establishment […]

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The Candidate Project

One of the best things going on right now to help progressive candidates find their way on to ballots and to run effective campaigns is The Candidate Project, a joint venture of The New Organizing Institute and Democracy for America.   The Candidate Project’s goal was to recruit, train and empower 2012 candidates to run […]

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Miami DFA Campaign Academy Wrap Up

A few weekends a year Democracy for America sends me to a new community to participate in their Campaign Academy program as a trainer.  DFA posted a profile of me as a trainer on their blog recently.  This past weekend, we took the Campaign Academy show to Miami’s FIU Graham Center.  Thank you to our […]

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RootsCamp 2012 Wrapup

Back in December of 2010, I reflected on the previous RootsCamp.  Among the biggest negatives was the large crowd & less than stellar session leaders.  The positives?  The wonderful people and efforts of the New Organizing Institute, the activists and enthusiasm. A little over a year later, we returned to the scene of the first […]

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What to do with/about ‘Some Guy’ candidates from RootsCamp 2012

Notes from the closing session of RootsCamp 2012, “Some Guy Candidates: How they Delay Progress & How to Make Them Suck Less.” You can find some background here: ‘Some Guy’ vs Contender – which are you? Reviewing, the basics of the ‘Some Guy’ candidate: Lacks money, social network and the experience/understanding of how to be […]

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FYD Convention, FDP JJ and Netroots Nation 2011!

Over the next few weeks I’ll be on the road, attending the Florida Young Democrats 2011 Convention which will be occurring in conjunction with the Florida Democratic Party’s Jefferson Jackson Weekend at the Westin-Diplomat in Hollywood, Florida and Netroots Nation 2011 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.   At the FYD Convention, I’ll be conducting a training session on planning […]

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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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