The summit coverage, including a live web cast from San Antonio and live blogging from the event, were up on the front page of the site as of Friday around noon (it was the second top story on the home page).
I think it will depend on what existing resources an individual state has, so it will probably depend. I think you're right that both can and will be good to have. It's still very early in the process -- the first few people will be in DC for training soon -- but we will all be learning more about them very soon.
That's exactly right -- in a society where fewer and fewer people talk to their neighbors, there's something that happens when people reach out and discover that even right here on my own block, we can get together and do something to make things better.
The needs in each state are different, so the program will be different in each state -- that goes without saying. There's no one size fits all. That's why teams of folks, and the Governor, are taking the time to talk to the state and local people to find out where the national party can help. It's also worth mentioning that it's a "state party partnership" program -- this isn't some superstructure that comes down from Washington or Mars or anywhere else. Different pieces of the total party infrastructure fighting with one another or duplicating work won't get us where we need to go. The key is cooperation with and support for the state parties and the grassroots.
I think the key part is that folks aren't being "sent out into the states". They will be local people mostly, not outsiders coming in from DC or somewhere. The idea is to help build a permanent infrastructure that doesn't have the high turnover usually associated with campaigns (there's work for a few months every 2 or 4 years, and then the whole thing disappears). The other goal is transparency -- as folks come on board in the first few states, they will be working with the state parties, reaching out into the community and telling the story of what's going on to the rest of us.
Maura, The DNC has a totally different set of resources and technology than the campaign did, or DFA has. On some counts that's a huge advantage, on others it means there's some work to be done -- it's just a different situation.
Your point is a good one -- it's well-taken and well-known, and you will see results as things evolve in the coming weeks and months. The important thing for right now is that the folks at least understand what's happening -- even if it's only in plain text! And thank you for everything YOU'RE doing -- you all are doing great work in VA.