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From campaigns to governance

December 9th, 2008

The grassroots Obama campaign is asking itself what it should do now that the election has been won. The answer? Governance. I am heartened by these goals that they’ve laid out in an email I received this email from my local chapter:

The national organization [e.g., Obama for America] will 1) support state and local legislation; 2) organize grassroots efforts in communities and train volunteers; 3) facilitate two way communication between the White House and volunteers about priorities; and 4) rejuvenate civic engagement on a local and national level.

And also two ways to get involved:

* Attend a house party this coming weekend to plan strategies for civic engagement plans. Go to www.mybarackobama.com to find a house party near you.
* Be part of our transition effort. OFA has asked local organizations to conduct research about our communities, identifying the most important relationships outside team (non profits, media, unions, etc); as well as the tools we will need to get things done. Go to www.sv4obama.com to read about the teams to get involved.

I’ll be interested to see how it pans out.

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