July 28, 2004
who says there's no grass roots?An ongoing post about the Grassroots News Conference that I attended this morning.
ActBlue helps people raise money easily for Democratic candidates
DemSwingers have a brilliant gig. Get students who live in a swing state and attend school in a non-swing state to vote absentee at home. Help them register. Help them vote.
Driving Votes gets people to go to swing states and register people to vote. Helps with rides, helps with funding, gets people to the polls.
MMOB Mainstreet Moms Oppose Bush connects moms with other moms from swing states and helps register them via personal letter writing campaigns with their Adopt a State program. Also is trying to "brand" voting. Gave me a fancy bracelet.
Running in Heels/Women Against Bush try to get single women interested in the political process by arranging hip fun events and talking to them about why the Dems are the better party for women [health care, privacy issues etc]
Run Against Bush sells t-shirts to runners who then wear them while running around in their communities and in races. They're not even all pro-Kerry but they are anti-Bush.
ReDefeatBush gets hipsters in Metro areas to staff phone banks at nightclubs and hotspots to encourage people in swing states to vote Democrat.
Billionaires for Bush kicked off their swing state tour, bringing their ascerbic "rich people love Bush" theater message to the masses. Very funny, very sharp, very creative. Invite them to your party.
Posted by jessamyn at July 28, 2004 05:02 PM