Tags: Recruiting Candidates

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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Florida Redistricting: A Look at US House Seats Part 3: 15-27

This is the third in a series discussing the newly drawn US House district boundaries in Florida.  Despite Florida voters passing Amendments Five (State) and Six (Federal) in 2010 (Fair Districts), the new map is rife with partisan gerrymandering.  Who cares about the wishes of the people when the RPOF has super majorities?  Data for […]

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I Ran. Into a Wall.

UPDATE:  The posting below will remain intact despite the completely corrupt process and invalid elections held by the Florida Young Democrats.  After ignoring important components of the organization’s Constitution to the detriment of the membership, the President chose to enforce fine print of sections of the Constitution that were modified and unavailable until just days […]

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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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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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#Roots10 Quick Wrap

This weekend I joined roughly 1000 progressive activists in DC for the 5th RootsCampDC, my 4th, having missed the Februrary 2010 camp.  RootsCamp is a fantastic “un-conference” put together and beautifully executed by the New Organizing Institute. A space to bring people from all aspects of campaigning, advocacy and governing together to discuss successes, failures, […]

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