Sunday, September 07, 2008

Conversations on Community Organizers

Thanks to my friend James Protzman at NCBlue.org, The Hankster is recommending a peek at Traction.org. What’s Traction? A social network of left-leaning 20- and 30-somethings who are spicing up progressive activism. Traction was begun in January 2006 in North Carolina. Issue-oriented and fun-oriented, they are organizing themselves by going door to door, holding fundraisers and other events, and they're reaching out to other like-minded constituencies nationally.

Check out this video on Traction by (Democratic Party oriented?) The Oregon Bus Project. "We drive votes, drive leaders, and drive change. (And yes, we have a bus.) Founded in 2001, the Bus Project has mobilized thousands of volunteers and activists around the state of Oregon and throughout the country. We bring voters out of the woodwork. We host zany forums to learn about candidates and policy issues. The affiliated BusPAC works to elect the best progressive candidates in the Oregon swing districts."

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