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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-11 11:20 AM
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101. I think we need to strengthen those roots--
Edited on Sun Jan-23-11 11:20 AM by Jackpine Radical
labor, working people, and the middle class.

Suddenly there are little groups of pissed-off progressives forming everywhere. I'm in 2 of them myself. I'm encouraging us to start on the local level, taking over town boards, city councils, county boards, school boards--all those little local governmental units that are beneath the radar of the Corporate Machine. It's damned surprising how much those local government bodies actually have to do with what happens to you. The county allocates funds for things like roads, health care for the poor, etc. & are generally more interested in paving the road outside the local corpo-CEO's house than they are in seeing to it that some poor person gets medical attention. Time to turn that around. And those little local campaigns are the spawning grounds of a new generation of progressive politicians. State legislators often come out of county boards and school boards, etc. & Congresspeople come out of state legislatures.
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