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Response to pnwmom (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 25, 2019, 09:47 PM

26. Better yet, use that anger and rage more productively. . .

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. . .and join up with your local Democratic committee or club in your hometown.

Become a district leader, precinct committeeperson, precinct captain, or whatever, and get to know your fellow rank-and-file Democrats, as well as your most direct representatives in local government.

(Disclaimer: I live in a deep blue state and city, which makes things easier, but my area wasn't always this blue)

Where I live (in a city of 80,000), we have monthly meetings.
Each meeting, we have either the mayor or a couple of city council folks,
plus 1-2 county legislators or even the county executive,
sometimes we have state assembly or state senate folks (or a staffperson),
and sometimes we even get our Congressional representative (or a staffperson).
However we slice it, we get to know our representatives in government on a one-to-one basis and not merely watching them on a screen.

We also have a number of rank-and-file members who are also members of Indivisible. Quite often at a street rally or demonstration, I'll see some of them.
Back in 2017, our committee chairperson saw the wisdom of having Indivisibles and committee members working in concert, especially during campaigns, where the Indivisibles are at their best as reinforcements during the day-to-day drudgery of canvassing, phone-banking, texting, and postcard writing.
This work has paid off big time the past 3 election years, as we have piled up victory after victory at the city, county, state and federal levels.

What I'm saying is, keep one foot in the activist/protest camp and the other foot in the political process/elections camp.
Rallies and protests are fine, but won't mean shit unless you vote in and keep officials who side with you and will go to the mat for you at the various levels of government.

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