I have been trying for 2 years to get something going for local politico's. I have a vision of a progressive/liberal database for Northern/Central Michigan, but I have no help with development of the infrastructure.
I tried contacting Civicspace, they did not respond. Money is tight in these supposed "red" areas, so I understand. No money, little chance of real success, this isn't the best return on any investment.
The reason we have little chance of success is the state legislature is totally dominated by Republicans, hence all the political boundaries are gerrymandered...so changing the state legislature from red to blue is the goal.
Also, check out www.michiganliberal.com...a great site for locals.
Our county party in Rural Michigan has been down for years.
We started having booths at the fairs and festivals. Almost everybody we talk to is real happy to see us again..."we haven't seen anything in years" seems to be a common refrain.
This from a community with a major University in the center of it all. The dem's haven't been non-active, but I do believe it's been very eggheady (with all the prof's from the U), that local townies haven't felt very welcome. But, that is all changing.
Go check out our blog icdp.blogspot.com
I am trying to get it on the main page, but the gatekeeper (the guy with the server passwords) hasn't been very forthcoming. I think he's pretty proud of his page, and doesn't want some whippersnapper to change it with bloggin, and organizin...So now we just go around him and use blogger, there is no mention of any webpage other than the blogger page on most publications...