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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #29)

Thu Oct 23, 2014, 02:09 PM

48. Yes, exactly. Taking back the party at the local level is extremely important. We do not have to sit

back and accept bad candidates and a bad leadership. The problem is, most people ignore local politics entirely, and of the few who pay attention to local races, many do so for the wrong reasons. For example, the upcoming election is here is going to be pretty important, but just about no one I talk to (outside of local activists) is paying attention. We saw the same thing with the primary in April. People have to start to understand that politics isnít just something you watch, itís something youíre actively involved with the results reflecting your choices (the choice for many being donít pay attention and donít vote).

Thereís a ton of stuff that can be done at the local level Ė higher minimum wages, universal healthcare, infrastructure, free college education, fighting climate change, etc.(and these things are being done in some jurisdictions). And like you said, a strong local structure is what is needed for national change.

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