by earthwater, Wed Feb 21, 2007 at 02:50:10 AM EST
Could somebody please ask Ralph Nader to get on board? The only way we are going to stop the Republican right is to have unity. I don't care whether you are green, progressive, liberal, libertarian, or whatever kind of independent you choose to be. Heck, I don't even care if you're an anarcho-primitivist. We have to join together to move the Democratic Party the way the cons, theocons, neocons, and other cons took over the Republican Party. It's the only way we are going to have any influence for now. Ralph, I love you, and I know what you're trying to say, but please don't spoil our chances of turning things around.
by WeDemocrats, Fri Jan 05, 2007 at 09:42:48 AM EST
This past election, I and 11 others got together here in our home and made calls for MoveOn, for candidates in districts other than ours, as far as I know they did nothing for our local Candidate in IL-19, although I was told they would.
As I was reading a script in support of a democratic candidate I know nothing about, who for all I know has been written about negatively else where, it dawned on me that this wasn't the way it should be.
First and foremost we should know about the candidate we are supporting, either with phone calling, handing out literature, or just talking to someone about the election. It made me feel good that I was accomplishing something, but I also felt guilty that we weren't calling for our candidate.
by Syrith, Fri Nov 10, 2006 at 04:53:46 PM EST
(first time poster, cross-posted on Daily Kos)
I am an environmentalist. I have been since I was very small. And I'm a netroots activist - I haven't been that quite so long, but I have been reading political blogs since I was too young to drive a car.
In this post, Matt Stoller of MyDD lists some broad tactics to guide the netroots in building a people-powered movement for the coming years. #2 on the list was: "Expand our netroots base: Let's get more people involved. Let's build bridges to different communities, and bring their influentials onto the internet to engage in dialogue."
by advancegroup, Mon Oct 23, 2006 at 02:47:46 PM EDT
Don't let the Weinsteins Greenwash Wal-Marts sins. Bob and Harvey Weinstein are helping Wal-Mart to create a new image of Wal-Mart as a green company while they still discriminate against women, pay poverty-level wages, provide unaffordable health care, send U.S. jobs to China and kill local businesses. Let's tell Wal-Mart that cleaning up its act means acting like a company America can be proud of.
by Forward with Feingold, Thu Sep 21, 2006 at 12:24:48 PM EDT