Ten House Seats

11.07.2004

The Vision

We are proposing the formation of a movement driven by two initial related components - a political action committee focused on the 2006 election cycle and a website that tracks the '05 and '06 legislative session with a focus on personal narratives that draw out the extreme proposals considered by our legislators.

The PAC:The exclusive focus of the PAC will be supporting the Democratic candidate in ten house races that we believe will be extremely close and where we believe we can have the greatest impact. Georgia's legislative districts are very small - 190 state wide. Few people pay attention to the races. Quite often, people who follow national politics cannot tell you who their state representative is. Because the districts are small the races overlooked, a little money and a few additional volunteers go a long way.

The Website:The website will be a tool to raise awareness of the importance of and support for re-gaining control of the Georgia House. However, we anticipate and we hope that the process will generate far greater results, helping Georgians hold politicians accountable to their constituents and helping to support and just and equitable society.

7 Comments:

At November 7, 2004 at 5:25 PM, Blogger Steve said...

Andrea, May I humbly suggest you or David or Jen do a Kos Diary on this thing, or maybe all of us could. I think we could reach some more Georgians that way.

 
At November 8, 2004 at 8:24 PM, Blogger Joseph said...

Yeah...I'm actually surprised I haven't seen anything about this on Georgia for Democracy. Maybe I haven't been reading closely enough, but seems like it would be a great place to publicize this effort.

 
At November 8, 2004 at 9:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello - y'all are right, we need to network this more closely into existing organizations like Kos. And once we have some substance, I am sure we will do that :)

Raj

 
At November 9, 2004 at 8:19 AM, Blogger Audacity said...

I can do a post on Blog for Democracy, but I'm not sure how well it would be received considering that BfD is in the process of starting their own PAC.

 
At November 10, 2004 at 2:21 AM, Blogger Steve said...

Why could we not help them or perhaps work in conjunction with them? Jen, could you tell us what the goals of the BFD PAC are?

 
At November 10, 2004 at 10:48 AM, Blogger Andrea Knight said...

With campaign contribution limits, multiple PACs help rather than hurt. If we are doing the same / similar things, even if there are two separate organizations, would be good to have united efforts.

 
At November 11, 2004 at 8:16 AM, Blogger Steve said...

I see--- i didn't think of it in that way. That way we can "double dip." Brilliant!

 

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