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Thu Nov 2, 2017, 02:06 PM

 

Progressive Praise 4 HRC, From a Bernie Supporter:" Instead of yelling @d problem, they rolled up.."

"The Hillary Clinton campaign did something practical, pragmatic, and progressive. Instead of yelling at the problem, they rolled up their sleeves and did something about it."

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/1/21/1473138/-Progressive-Praise-for-Hillary-Clinton-From-a-Bernie-Supporter

"... But I want to talk about what the Clinton campaign has done at the state and local level that deserves some progressive praise. In numerous districts around the nation, we simply have no one running or no one of merit running. How do you fix that? How do you change the landscape of the federal and state legislature?

Hereís what I can tell you: beginning last summer through today, the Hillary Clinton campaign has reached out, fairly agressively, to almost every state party near us. They have done so with resources and people who were willing to help. Those individuals werenít just there to help Hillary, they often acted as facilitators for individuals who looked to run for US House, helping to connect potential candidates to resources, provide them connections with people in DC; and when state parties asked, the Clinton campaign was more than willing to go on the record and back them ó whether they were a state she would win or not. These efforts seem small, but for state and county organizations, her campaignís efforts to reach out and provide them human resources and infrastructure was desperately needed, and in some cases, her support of these issues in states helped decide whether or not the state would push for them.

For those who have criticized Hillary Clinton on many issues, Iíd point out that it was her campaign that made real entreaties to state parties and encouraged them to become more progressive in their platform and legislative approach. Items like the Missouri Non-Discrimination Act push in Missouri? While numerous Missouri Democrats favored, pushes by partners and support through elements like the Clinton campaign showed many that they would have support, all the way up the ladder. When people knock her on LGBT issues because of something more than a decade ago, I point out that local groups will tell you her campaign had no problem reaching out to tell state legislators they believed in it and would stand for LGBT rights in the fall, which helped influence people to do the right thing.. not a decade ago, but in the last two months.

This is something that many in these areas havenít seen in a while. Democrats have been too used to campaigns that said ďdonít talk about this there, letís not inject national into your state, etc.Ē and yet, when asked, at every turn, the Clinton campaign said yes. Repeatedly. To raise money for local candidates, to provide support for federal candidates, to help recruit federal candidates.

No matter who you endorse, this groundwork benefits all democrats, everywhere..

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Reply Progressive Praise 4 HRC, From a Bernie Supporter:" Instead of yelling @d problem, they rolled up.." (Original post)
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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Thu Nov 2, 2017, 02:07 PM

1. Instead of yelling at the problem, they rolled up their sleeves and did something about it."

 

Of course!

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Sun Nov 5, 2017, 08:46 AM

2. Progressive Praise 4 HRC, From a Bernie Supporter:" Instead of yelling @d problem, they rolled up.."

 

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Response to Madam45for2923 (Original post)

Sun Nov 5, 2017, 08:57 AM

3. HRC was doing this during the campaign also. We saw it here

in our own precincts when she a young candidate who was a Sanders supporter running for state legislature to our headquarters to ask for our support, which we freely gave in dollars and votes. Sanders had not even sent support his way. This area had a Republican who ran unopposed for several terms. This is the model Hillary used--cooperation where it counts, to build strength and not destroy what helps all.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 5, 2017, 09:06 AM

4. Yes cooperation which builds networks so people could become stronger together.

 

Thanks for sharing your story.

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