With just 3 months to go before the election, it’s time to get back to some of our collective work here on Balloon Juice.
I thought we would kick it off by hearing from the folks who literally have their feet on the ground, working hard every day, putting our good money to use! Not the fundraising peeps, but hearing from the people who are involved in the day-to-day work.
We get enough spin and bullshit and negatively from the pundits and the traditional media – it’s time to hear from the people who are in the trenches and know what it feels like on the ground.
On Thursday 8/11 – tomorrow – we will zoom with Four Directions. We’ll be talking with O.J. (the founder) and Bret (political director) and, fingers crossed, someone who has been very active in Nevada.
Next week – on 8/17 or 8/18 – we will hear from the folks at Voces de la Frontera! We hope to have Fabi (political director) and some of the leaders and student leaders.
The following week – on 8/24 or 8/25 – we will hear from the folks at VAAC! aka Voting Access for All Coalition. If you missed the first zoom with VAAC, here’s your chance to meet some amazing and impressive folks who were formerly incarcerated and are now leaders of this great organization. I think I can speak for everyone who was at the first zoom when I say that we truly felt like we had met kindred spirits, in all the ways that count.
All times tentatively set at 7:30 pm Eastern.
So… who wants to join us for the zooms, and get the skinny from the folks who are out there? That really does provide an entirely different perspective than we get from the pundits, the media, the polls, the twitter machine.
Let us know in the comments if you want to join the zooms, and please follow up with an email to me so I can send you the zoom links.
How nice is it to be having a good run these past few days? It’s like a cool rain after being battered by the heat for days and weeks and months on end.