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Feb 11, 2007
Focus: Politics
Action Request: Visit - online
Location: United States
This weekend, the Care2 daily action relates directly to the 2008 presidential election, to progressive politics, and the quest for peace. The daily action is to go and visit the Barack Obama for President web site and watch Barack Obama's formal announcement speech, given yesterday. The action doesn't require you to commit to the Obama for President 2008 campaign. Just listen to what Obama has to say. Don't just take what the news pundits have to say about Barack Obama. Have a look for yourself, and then, if you want to get involved, check out Obama's web site, join the Care2 Obama 2008 group, and grab a Barack Obama bumper sticker for your car.
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Posted: Feb 11, 2007 10:18am
Jan 26, 2007
There is a fantastic opportunity for supporters of Barack Obama to begin a real online grassroots organizing effort. As you may have heard, Meetup is now charging fees for activists to set up local groups that support political candidates. There is, however, a new web service called Zanby that does the same thing Meetup used to do, and has the capacity to do it better. Bill Richardson supporters have local Richardson for President groups at Zanby in 30 states. Barack Obama supporters have only created Zanby groups at 3 states: New York, Missouri, and North Carolina. Here at Care2, the Obama 2008 discussion group has members from 23 states and from Washington D.C. If these members will go over to Zanby, set up FREE accounts, and start state-level pro-Obama groups there, we alone can have half of the USA covered, creating opportunities for others to plug into the growing grassroots community of Obama for President supporters. It won't take more than 15 minutes to do it. Will you try?
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Posted: Jan 26, 2007 7:35am
Jan 22, 2007
These 10 reasons to support Barack Obama come from the web site for New Yorkers for Obama. If you're looking for more New York State Obama for President resources, here you go, but the field is a bit impoverished at this early stage. Personally, I find this top 10 list a bit on the crass side, but I'd like to see a lot more people expressing themselves frankly about the political candidates they support.
1. He is actually interesting to listen to.
2. Unlike many politicians, Obama has done stuff that's truly hard -- like trying to organize in South side Chicago.
3. Obama is half-black, and half-white, and from everywhere. He may be the only politician who gets all sides of race in America.
4. He connects with people like Bill Clinton did. People who disagree with him support him.
5. He is honest. If he disagrees with you, he says so.
6. He is decent.
7. He writes well.
8. He's a pragmatist, who pursues what works.
9. He makes you believe in a better future.
10. He makes you want to set up stupid web sites like this one.
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Posted: Jan 22, 2007 1:26am
Jan 18, 2007
A few months ago, the writers of the political web site Irregular Times accepted a challenge: Could they write a list of 2,008 reasons to elect a progressive candidate for President in the 2008 election? The writers accepted the challenge, and made this pledge: If they are unable to assemble the list by the end of the year 2007, they will make a donation of $2008.00 to every Republican presidential candidates. These are progressive writers, so that's the last thing they want to do. Thus, they have a great motivation to succeed. As of today, the list of 2,008 reasons to elect a progressive President in 2008 has passed the 100 mark. There are 102 reasons that they have written so far. That's a lot of good reasons to vote progressive in 2008, but in the big scheme of things, the group still has a long way to go. They're only at 5 percent of their goal. Can you help out? Can you suggest a good reason for Americans to vote for a progressive presidential candidate in 2008? I'm creating this blog share here at Care2 in the hopes that this can become a point around which Care2 activists can engage in a fruitful discussion about what it is we're really working toward. A presidential candidate is a representation of collective values, after all. Also, pay attention to the nature of this list - it's a list of reasons to elect a progressive President. A progressive politician is not necessarily a Democrat, and a Democrat is not necessarily a progressive politician either. Any ideas?
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Posted: Jan 18, 2007 8:19am
Jan 11, 2007

Of all the Democratic candidates for President in 2008, which one has the most credibility as a supporter of peace? Choose your top two picks for peace in this semi-runoff format.


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