Ten House Seats

11.06.2004

Other Local Organizations to Consider

Ten House Seats isn't striking your fancy but you want to get involved politically? Or want to do more? Consider these groups:

www.redclaydemocrats.com - Young professional Georgia Democrats (typically 25-35ish) getting involved in grassroots activities and in Democratic party politics. They host monthly networking happy hour events, frequently featuring prominent Georgia elected officials, and have a PAC that also donates to marginal Georgia races, particularly state house & state senate, with a preference for fresh faces. Definitely sign up for their mailing list, and if you are considering running for office one day, absolutely get active with this group.

Young Democrats - national group affiliated with the Democratic Party, with local groups. It's the rough equivalent of College Republicans, with campus chapters for college students. However, there are also county chapters that are more typically the post-college crowd. Smaller and therefore more intimate than Red Clay, but without the impact. Still a good step to party involvement. (www.georgiaparty.com, and look for YD info)

Democratic Party, particularly at the county level. I would think this would be particularly rewarding if you live in a county like Cobb or Gwinnett. www.georgiaparty.com

Georgia's WIN List (Women in Numbers) (www.georgiawinlist.com) is a PAC similar to the national group Emily's List (Early Money is Like Yeast - early donations for female candidates for Congress). WIN List supports pro-choice pro-women Democratic candidates who are themselves women through donations and candidate trianing.

NARAL Pro Choice Georgia (www.garal.org) and Georgia Planned Parenthood (www.ppga.org) are pro-choice groups who lobby in Georgia. Pro Choice Georgia has a PAC that supports pro-choice candidates. Definitely sign up for both group's email action alerts.

Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence (www.gcadv.org) - they aren't involved in campaigns but lobby vigorously, and have cross-aisle appeal. Unfortunately I can't find a way to sign up for legislative alerts.

League of Conservation Voters in Georgia (www.gavoters.com) lobbies and is involved in elections for the Georgia General Assembly. There is also a PAC that supports candidates on environmental issues.

Georgia Rural Urban Summit (www.georgiasummit.org) - this is an umbrella group with a great message, but in my experiences back in '97 it was a cat herding experience of the worst order. They have a comprehensive list of progressive groups in Georgia. http://georgiasummit.org/resources/progressives/prog_local.htm
They do monitor legislation well, but it hasn't been updated since 2002. No joke.

Any other recommendations?

4 Comments:

At November 6, 2004 at 8:20 PM, Blogger Audacity said...

Georgia For Democracy and their Blog For Democracy

 
At November 7, 2004 at 5:07 PM, Blogger Steve said...

Need to try to reach outside the ATL area in South and North. You can start with me- I'm in the hills.

 
At November 10, 2004 at 1:57 PM, Blogger Andrea Knight said...

Also, Mid Fulton Democrats www.midfultondems.org - website with information on their meetings.

 
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