In his April fundraising post, DougJ mentioned that we are planning to bring various political organizing groups to Balloon Juice so we can learn more about them and find out about what we can do to help.
This year (an off-year), I’d like to focus on state parties, county parties, and maybe most of all groups like Fair Fight and Four Directions, with a special emphasis on groups who work on the Latino vote because that’s where Dems’ biggest problem was last time. As we get closer to the midterms and people start getting excited about races and candidates, I’ll shift more to that. How does that sound to people?
I’d like to start with a few places that really came through in 2020 and are continuing to come through (big win in Wisconsin on Tuesday)! We are planning on doing a big one for Four Directions where we talk to the people who run it. I’d like to do the same with a few other groups I’m looking at.
The folks at FOUR DIRECTIONS are going to be here with us for a couple of hours on Balloon Juice tomorrow night – Wednesday at 7;30 pm – so we can ask them anything.
FOUR DIRECTIONS did some great work in Arizona in 2020, and they turned out over 73% of voting age registered Native Americans in Georgia for the January 5th special Senate run-off elections – the highest percentage of any demographic group.
Join us and learn more about their working relationships with tribal leaders and elders from around the country and their plans for 2021-22.
In the meantime, Open thread.