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Response to Old Crank (Original post)

Wed Mar 11, 2020, 08:56 AM

6. Very few people, no matter their ideological leanings, get involved with Party work


I have standing to comment on this because for the last 5 years I served on our towns Democratic Committee, half of that time as Chair. In that role I did the grunt work that a political party needs done, and I did so as an overt supporter of Bernie Sanders. It isn't just Sanders supporters who it is difficult to get involved at the trench level, it is anyone under 55, and those over 55 aren't easy to recruit either. We struggle to find ANY Democrat wiling to join our local Democratic committee

One of our County's leading grass roots organizers for Bern Sanders in 2016 went on to get elected as one of our County's official State Committee Members, representing our County to the Stat Democratic Party, and she has been excellent in that role. She wasn't involved with the official Democratic Party prior to getting involved on behalf of Bernie Sanders.

The Democratic Party faces a generational challenge. Bernie Sanders did not create the alienation from mainstream party machinery that younger Americans increasingly exhibit, his rise is a reflection of that, not the cause for it. Are you finding flocks of young Hillary Clinton or Joe Biden supporters jumping feet first into Democratic Party infrastructure organizing? I'm not.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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