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Dan
11/7/2010 06:11:31 am

Looking forward to a spirited discussion

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Midge
11/7/2010 06:27:05 am

Here we go Organizers....Welcome

This is your page, it is password protected so you can discuss plans and actions etc. because it is only open to you.

Let's beat the right at their own game and call them out every time they perpetuate a lie against POTUS. Let's prove that Liberal Activists can stand up and speak out.

You are so appreciated!

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Dan
11/7/2010 07:54:22 am

This is an open discussion page

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Kathleen
11/7/2010 09:11:02 am

Great idea! Is this comments page going to be moderated? I would urge yes, otherwise the 'baggers will turn this into the same cesspool they turn every website they comment on into.

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Midge
11/7/2010 09:18:55 am

@Kathleen, Yes, this page will be moderated. No teabaggers welcome here!

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Dan
11/7/2010 09:29:20 am

We will moderate this site, but it also illuminating to see the rhetoric of the other side. It shows the depth of hate and anger they have.

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Karene A. Nagel
11/7/2010 11:13:59 am

We will be needing to link to many good online sites...I see several have already been posted on the right hand side...We should look at this list and then come up with all additional sites...and let Midge and her admin know what else we should add. Also we will want to be active - to call or send letters / emails - so I would assume that somehow we will need to compile the listings for all of this, too...and then be able to send it out or something as needed.

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Janice Grounds
11/7/2010 09:03:54 pm

One thing we (I) would be more than willing to do is to help craft letters, opinion pieces, email bombs for Progressives/Moderates/Sane folks to send when we hear the type of lying and disparagement of President Obama, Democrats in general, etc.

We have to be careful not to innundate people to so some sort of filtering (not the right word I know) but I want to keep people informed, energized and PARTICIPATING and not saying "jeez, ANOTHER letter???"....not sure how we balance this. I get a lot of progressive emails and read most of them but also delete a lot because they are sent to me by several groups. I don't mind this but I know from Coffee Party experience that a lot of people do!!!!

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11/8/2010 01:53:41 am

Hey this is Dreadsen in Chicago.

I can lead and organize specific campaigns. But won't be able to lead and oragnize the entire chapter because i travel too much doing my other activist work. But as far as organizing direct actions or specific campaigns yes i can do that and i have some experience. But I advise that we screen the living shit out of anyone who is going to be on your organizer forum. We have infiltrators and feds who penetrate our groups all of the time. That's why when we did "Appalachia Rising" Campaign we had 4 direct actions along with the mass march. Someone infiltrated one of the groups and foiled their action but they were not aware of the other 3 actions. So that is something that really needs to be accounted for. Well depending on how radical you want to take this. If were gonna be infiltrating CEO and GOP conferences for disruption or for jamming them up during their Q and A sessions (i've organized those too) then yeah your gonna have to be extremely careful of who is in the groups. So for general conversation this is okay. But when it comes down to the real work. We will need a separate means of communication. Like a prescreened mailing list.

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Midge
11/8/2010 02:36:14 am

Organizers this is not the page we discuss our action plans on. That page is password protected and you should have that password.

This page is for open discussion other then the organizers and we welcome all new visitors and hope you will contribute to a lively discussion.

Thanks all.

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Kathleen
11/8/2010 07:28:53 am

Just a quick design comment - it's hard to read the poll on the front page - red text on dark blue background isn't working well for me. Anyone else?

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Janet Carter
11/8/2010 07:37:52 am

Midge:

When and where will I get my password?

Thanks.

Janet

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Midge
11/8/2010 08:29:07 am

Janet, The Organizers page is not working right, it has to be fixed. Some kind of crazy glitch thing... as soon as that is fixed, I hope by tomorrow I will send you the password.

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Midge
11/8/2010 08:30:06 am

Hi Kathleen, I agree. I will let Dan know. He picked the colors and you know how men are..lol I will tell him what you said.

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Midge
11/8/2010 08:33:16 am

@Janice Grounds Would love your help. We are not going to send a lot of emails to individuals right now. Our target is our elected officials. We want the messaging to be exactly the same from all organizers so that we speak with one voice. We need to discuss this in detail.

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Joyce
11/8/2010 09:07:55 am

Do we know when the conference call will be?

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11/8/2010 10:34:14 pm

"He picked the colors and you know how men are..lol"

That was a cheap shot!

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Patricia Farrell
11/9/2010 02:52:50 am

Thanks Midge and Dan too! This is the beginning of a "happening" for our party--as always new things need to have the "kinks" knocked out of them..ajustments are expected..good things come to those who wait...we know that--we are just like a bunch of "race horses at the gate" ready to go!! We are excited,and energized and dreaming once again the Democrat dream--it feels good--Like James Brown's song-"It Feels Good", thanks Midge and Dan for making it happen....I am standing by!!!

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Meg
11/9/2010 09:37:59 am

Joined PCA. Apreciate your efforts with this Midge. Maria (Meg)

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STEPHEN
11/9/2010 11:48:18 am

HELLO, JUST TRYING OUT THE NEW SITE. IT IS VERY COOL, MIDGE. PRESIDENT OBAMA NEEDS ALL THE HELP HE CAN GET AS THE RIGHT IS OUT TO DESTROY HIM.

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Patricia Farrell
11/9/2010 12:27:29 pm

that ISSA sounds like he's another "JOE MACCARTHY-- back in the 50's (before your time everybody!! ;-)

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Patricia Farrell
11/10/2010 03:55:29 am

I'm happy as a lark, had no problem getting in--it's smooth sailing now!! ;-))

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Meg
11/11/2010 11:15:23 am

Hi all, Hope all is set now. Hi Pat. (Maria)

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Dan Sherry
11/12/2010 09:46:23 am

Hey Dan and Midge,

Great job! Let's hope this site gathers real steam!

One suggestion, this page starts with the oldest post and scrolls down to the latest. Real soon, that is going to be way too long for anyone to use.

Can you flip that concept?

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meg
11/12/2010 10:54:50 am

Good idea Dan Sherry. I agree that when we get going good it will take long to scroll down to the end. I certainly don't know how it works to flip it to last in, first read?? Meg

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Cheryl Jenkins-Jackson
11/14/2010 01:19:24 am

I am very excited about making a real difference here. I am anxious to start in my own state of Tn.

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Javonne Spitz
11/14/2010 01:45:02 am

Best wishes, I am so anxious to see this get going.

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javonne
11/14/2010 01:46:37 am

hippie gosvintha facebook

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Pat Farrell
11/14/2010 02:16:54 am

Hi Everybody, really enjoyed our "Brain storming" and am very excited to get started on our Common mission..as a vounteer, I know that Small is Big, and Big is small, which means Do what ever you can do..big or small-just being a part of our mission, it's all "Heart"..and that is where our love for our country is, in our Hearts--and I look forward to working with everybody, Hugs Pat

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Javonne Spitz
11/15/2010 08:29:52 pm

I am joining the HRC, in asking my Senators to repeal DADT in this session.
It may not happen, but I am dedicated to making sure DADT stays in the forfront of the military's agenda.

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JANICE MONTGOMERY
11/15/2010 09:46:47 pm

HI EVERYONE. I HAVE FINEALLY ARRIVED . I AM LATE AND I AM READY. ....THANK YOU JOHN FOR GETTING ME HERE

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John Doyel
11/16/2010 02:58:26 am

You are most welcome, Janice!

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11/16/2010 10:11:38 am

John, you are a jewel. Let's do this! It sounds like what I have been looking for.

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Javonne Spitz
11/18/2010 07:59:27 am

I think it is time to push for DADT repeal with the military budget.
Let's check out where Obama is going with this.

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Emily
11/22/2010 10:29:22 am

This is going to be great. Am doing this in honor of Uncle Teddy The late Sen. Kennedy of MA

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11/24/2010 12:06:39 am

In the year 2012 I will build a simply blog that mainly states how face book democrats can and should build a huge network where everyone has at least one friend from every state that has 5,000 followers.I would like them to encourage others to also build their network with a go viral mindset so that we all can stand as one.I will also encourage them all to join the PCA network as well.I fact I will place the link on my Democrats go viral face book page which is to get the youth to register and vote in 2012.

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Swapna Baumann
12/1/2010 04:55:51 am

Hi Midge

Nice having discussions with you

I am looking forward to making the legislators accountable. Having like minded people with you helps and makes them pay attention.
I was quite down yesterday and today i made calls to the White House, Sen Durbin and Kirk

I did not see my name as a member yet. How do we discuss our strategy?
And I take a long time to type.
Will there be a way to connect via phone in the future?
I am pumped by all the comments here.
Later everyone. :0)

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1/19/2011 06:37:58 am

I am looking forward to working with this group of people in support of reelecting President Obama. I am in support of the health care bill and I know it would be a disaster if it was repealed. It is time to educate people to how wonderful this health care bill is and how it could effect their lives in a positive way.

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2/13/2011 03:09:08 pm

Just found your site, excellent health care resources. Midge, I read your story and wanted to give you a virtual hug. I have a video on 5 websites you can use to stand up for health care - if you would like to use it here, I would be happy to share.

http://www.whatisworking.com/2011/02/5-websites-help-you-stand-up-for-health.html

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4/17/2011 05:29:19 am

Whenever you hear the republicans say we have to cut spending you tell them NO NO NO we have to collect taxes! We don't have to cut humanity we just have to tax greed!!!
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7/23/2011 01:55:13 pm

This country was founded on liberal concepts. New ideas by a group of men and women who were willing to srive to build this country with their honor, life and fortunes.( READ THE LAST PARAGRAPH OF THE declaration of Independence) These were unusual liberals, the Conservatives were royalists who did not want change. The majority of the country now believe in these principles. Once we revive the Middle class and see that they grow with jobs, revenue will then follow and plays a key role in the health of the nation. With jobs and prosperity, the dollar will turn over and over again. This is why Clinton had a surplus when he left office,. The market had its greatest run, during his term, and this translated into taxable income and revenur for the Treasury. iI am tired of the party of no invoking that we are broke. As long as thisa country is intact with land from sea to sea and have a plathora of buildings, people, productivity, we will never be broke. We need to think outside the box and have Government foster programs that will build the infrastructure that will plant the seed to create and grow jobs. We need the party of NO to do the right thing for America.

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7/23/2011 10:14:51 pm

Midge,
Bravo for your fortitude into action on behalf of your daughter-in-law--and for all those who lost or don't have a voice!

Look forward to becoming a participating member!

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Maiel
4/14/2012 07:08:35 am

Change. Philosophically, the word implies both a starting point and an end point. The word has been flung about and diluted to the point of non-meaning. Very Bhuddist of the left. Much like the use of the word faith. Again another word that points to something but has been indermined by the godless left to dupe and deceive. I highly doubt you comprehend then endpoint of society that those you worship have in mind. Slavery must be appealing. But like so many leftists you lack te mental dexterity and forsight which understanding requires. Not suprising since you have rejected history and rewritten it in your own image. It's no wonder your website has only 40 odd posts. Your comministic ideals are only popular to idealogues long dead, and the uttetly godless who must worship the only higher power you can see- government. How sad for you.

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7/31/2012 02:29:54 am

Took the day off and was just reading up some blogs and thought I would post here

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