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Response to Armstead (Reply #49)

Wed Mar 2, 2016, 11:05 PM

56. Deal with issues of race first,

particularly ballot access and civil right, and the economic circumstance improves automatically. Because once you free that vote, the conservative swing voters and old Dixiecrat types become irrelevant. We have the numbers to simply overwhelm them at the ballot box. THAT will be a true revolution

Please note that I have seen this work in my state and in my city. We got some of the best campaign finance reform legislation IN THE COUNTRY passed here in NC on the back of the Fusion coalition. Until 2010 midterms when the Dems decided they were too bored and uninspired to show up to vote and we got redistricted by the GOP

It IS incremental change, and hard-ass work, which many Sanders peeps seem not to understand. It is activist led. Only activists can stay true to principles. Politicians always compromise. ALWAYS. And it has to be a TRUE coalition. POC have to be part of the leadership and planning from go.

And within the Fusion movement, all of the issues you mention ARE addressed and thought about. Y'all just need to pay better attention.

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