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April 11, 2005

Adam Ruben from MoveOn Now in Seattle

Paul Andrews' column this week talks about MoveOn and organizer Adam Ruben's recent move to Seattle:

For the judicial nominee call-in, MoveOn held house parties throughout the country featuring Howard Dean, the new chairman of the Democratic National Committee, on a conference call. Attendees signed up for small teams that will keep in touch via e-mail and MoveOn activities.

Called "Operation Democracy," the project to date has drawn 2,100 teams and 10,000 individuals. Ruben can't quantify how many are in Seattle but said the city has a higher-than-average concentration of MoveOn participants.

Operation Democracy is focused "primarily on national races," Ruben said. The aim isn't yet to have MoveOn involved at the city council or even state legislative level. But it seems inevitable that the MoveOn model will filter down to local politics.

Read the full column here.

Posted by Jeff on April 11, 2005 at 12:30 AM | Permalink


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