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Mon Dec 12, 2011, 12:09 AM

Democracy for America Meetup Check-In Table!

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Dear DFA members and Supporters,

You may use this thread as a check-in. Tell us a little bit about yourself Greetings to you all and please consult the Welcome thread: http://www.democraticunderground.com/110525

I supported Howard Dean from June 2003 onwards. I canvassed, sign-waved and attended meetups in SoCal. I also traveled to Tucson by bus with other volunteers to canvas. I attended DFA training in Spring of 2005 in Portland, OR and passed my workbook onto a State Assembly candidate in Hawaii in 2006 for his use. I've shaken Howard Deans hand and been thanked for my activism. I still deeply love what Democracy for America does to support candidates around the country.

Please do not disrupt this thread.


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Reply Democracy for America Meetup Check-In Table! (Original post)
ellisonz Dec 2011 OP
libodem Dec 2011 #1
ellisonz Dec 2011 #2
msongs Dec 2011 #3
ellisonz Dec 2011 #4
DevonRex Dec 2011 #5
ellisonz Dec 2011 #6
Kolesar Feb 2012 #7
octoberlib Jan 2013 #8
ellisonz Jan 2013 #9
octoberlib Jan 2013 #10
ellisonz Jan 2013 #11
NYC_SKP Feb 2013 #12
ellisonz Feb 2013 #13
Name removed Sep 2015 #14

Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 12:14 AM

1. I'm wild over Howard Dean

I have also shaken hands with him.

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Response to libodem (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 12:20 AM

2. Welcome libodem!

I think even Hank Hill would agree he has a good firm handshake, and you can tell a lot about a man or woman from his handshake



Please subscribe and keep coming back, there's some good stuff up already in this forum, I really loved this video from DFA about why we believe and what we do: http://www.democraticunderground.com/110520

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 12:55 AM

3. ah the good old days of the democratic wing of the party. still wear my dean shirts proudly nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 12:59 AM

4. Welcome msongs!

I know you and I have butted-heads sometimes on DU2, but I'm perfectly happy to put in the past. I used to have a Dean shirt with a medicine bottle on it and Howard Dean, just what the doctor ordered. Please subscribe and contribute!

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 12:45 PM

5. I was an original Deaniac, too.

My favorite thing to do was wear my Dean tee shirts to concerts at Red Rocks Amphitheater during the summers of 2003 and 2004. You simply wouldn't believe how many people came up to talk to me about him. It was wonderful - that beautiful scenery, the fresh air, the concert atmosphere.

The best evening was when a group of people from Iowa came up to me. They were, of course. thinking ahead to their caucuses. They were truly interested in the issues and wanted to know Dean's positions on various things. That was the night that sold me on activism, on the fact that it can work.

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Response to DevonRex (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 14, 2011, 04:12 PM

6. Welcome DevonRex!

I think your experience is true for a lot of people. I'm going to nickname this the "Activist Political Inspiration Group" or APIG, I believe it can fly

Dean really burst the establishment Democratic bubble and from then on there was little doubt that the Democratic party from the DNC to the local club to the first time GOTV canvass volunteer was going to be a lot more active.

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Wed Feb 8, 2012, 07:42 AM

7. I sent Howard Dean $50 in 2002

In a later interview, he said that he only had about a thousand donor/supporters in 2002. So I am part of a special group. Or was

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:46 AM

8. I've always loved Howard Dean. I got to meet him at the DNC in Charlotte

last year( Democracy Now was headquartered in the building I was volunteering in.)

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:49 AM

9. Welcome!

Howard is fun to meet - I actually good him to stop and shake my hand amidst a gaggle of people because I shouted softly that I had volunteered for him

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Response to ellisonz (Reply #9)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:55 AM

10. And I meant Democracy for America not Democracy Now. nt

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Response to octoberlib (Reply #10)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:58 AM

11. It's okay. It's getting a little late.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=2267057

I was just getting a little confused too now. But now I understand. We are getting

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Response to ellisonz (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:45 PM

12. Love Howard Dean, still haven't recovered from the media ambush.

 

Call me a conspiracy theorist, but I think a well organized operation was tasked with preventing him from winning the nomination.

Please count me among the DU DFA supporters!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 03:51 PM

13. Welcome!

I definitely think the opposing campaign operatives pounced on it with the media.

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