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    • #4932
      Snort McDork
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      With the assumption that Bernie is going to run, what are you going to do to help him win?

      I'm Snort McDork and I approved this message.

      "I like birdy num-nums"

    • #4940
      Ohio Barbarian
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      Promoting him with real people face to face. And supporting him on the internet to the best of my ability.

      I’m 60. Probably the best I can realistically do.

      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

      Show me a man that gets rich by being a politician, and I'll show you a crook.--Harry Truman

    • #4954
      glinda
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      Money will come from selling some things off.

      Animals know more than we do.

    • #4961
      HassleCat
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      I know why the party wants to eliminate caucuses, because they allow dark horses to gain support and attention. The caucus in Washington state was packed with Sanders supporters, but the Clinton people were not worried because they knew they could dilute Sanders support in the primaries. The interesting aspect of this is that the caucuses were originally intended to protect against big primary upsets by populist candidates. In states like Washington, the party can work  the primary against the caucus, or vice versa, to protect the mainstream candidate. I am looking forward to caucusing for Sanders or another progressive in 2020.

      • #5001
        eridani
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        I say this as someone who got involved in local Dem party politics due to the caucuses in 2004.  That was manageable, but recall that social media essentially did not exist until the following year.  Social media led to a huge increase in numbers in 2008, didn’t matter in 2012, and massive numbers in 2016 (including preference sheets that people could submit to the state party in lieu of attendance).  This was borderline impossible to manage then, and with a massive increase in the number of candidates will be totally impossible in 2020.

        Social media has huge impact on event turnout–in Feb 2017, an Indivisible bulletin mentioned the 34th LD Dems meeting, and attendance increased from 75-150 to nearly 500 that month, necessitating an overflow room and  lines of chairs instead of our usual circular table setup.

        Jesus: Hey, Dad? God: Yes, Son? Jesus: Western civilization followed me home. Can I keep it? God: Certainly not! And put it down this minute--you don't know where it's been! Tom Robbins in Another Roadside Attraction

    • #5002
      eridani
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      Also social media.

      Jesus: Hey, Dad? God: Yes, Son? Jesus: Western civilization followed me home. Can I keep it? God: Certainly not! And put it down this minute--you don't know where it's been! Tom Robbins in Another Roadside Attraction

    • #5006
      Mr. Mickeys Mom
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      I’m 65 and although still just a chick in many ways and looking forward to some kind of retirement after this next year (still working), I’m still interacting with the world, in spite of 5 years serving local government, getting burned a bunch of times…

      I can get over giving an enormous amount of my time to Bernie Sanders and money, but when the DNC not only stole the Primary, but convinced Bernie that he better not stand up against the fascists that run it…. I HONESTLY DON’T KNOW…

      Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

    • #5012
      Snort McDork
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      And I am certain I will canvass for him again-and chip a few dollars here and there.

      I'm Snort McDork and I approved this message.

      "I like birdy num-nums"

    • #5014
      Sanders Independent
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      already signed up to do what I can for the campaign. I will contribute money, but fast approaching retirement and I need to slow down on giving, not sure I can almost max for Bernie again.  My health is not good enough to pound the pavement like I used to, so I will probably phone bank more.  I will also try to fund raise through other methods for Bernie as well.

      One thing we should all be wary of, myself included, is getting sucked into the Twitter trap defending against hillbots and republican trolls that are only trying to consume time and real effort to elect Bernie.  I will have to rejoin the Democratic Party in this State as well as we have closed primaries and I will want to vote for Bernie in the Primary.

      formerly SandersDem @Squibbles on Twitter

    • #5028
      snot
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      not sure what else.  I usually try to recruit a watch party co-organizer who has a lot of connections to people in communities I’m not so connected to, to try to reach people who aren’t already committed to Bernie.

      We do it in a friendly, centrally-located bar, negotiate drink specials in exchange for bringing business in, and give the specials political names.

      Last time we had a candidate hairdo contest, which was a lot of fun.  I gave out Bernie clip-on hairdos to everyone who showed up (white fluff glued to a hairband) & won the contest with the “Bernie Merkin” (there was no prize, just glory).

      😉

      Destruction is easy; creation is hard, but more interesting.

    • #5041
      jbnw
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      And maybe house a volunteer again, like last time …

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