By Nick Engelfried of Hillsboro, Oregon. Nick is a grassroots organizer with the Cascade Climate Network, and helped coordinate the Network's February 9th lobby day. From the 2008 elections that put President Obama and Senator Jeff Merkley into office, to last month’s special election on Measures 66 and 67, the youth vote in Oregon has increasingly helped tip close races toward the more progressive outcome.
There's been a lot of talk, some of it private, some public, about the former Obama campaign setting up a new non-profit organization to lobby Congress in support of Obama's agenda. And considering the large grassroots network Obama... Read Post
Barack Obama's organizing machine was supposed to do more than get him elected president. Once in office, it was supposed to help him enact his agenda, by generating the same sort of grassroots pressure it did during the campaign.Bu... Read Post