Saturday, April 29, 2006

stories from a dnc canvass

All four of the current contributors to the NTL blog participated in today's DNC Neighbor-to-Neighbor Organizing Day, one of the many events planned to implement Howard Dean's Fifty State Strategy. We joined members of the Flower Mound Democrats at a local restaurant and exchanged literature and ideas before heading off in pairs to different precincts around the area. We had block-walkers from Flower Mound, Lewisville, Double Oak, Highland Village, and Grapevine; all of us were incredibly enthusiastic and ready to show other members of the community that the Democrats have an agenda and that it is a clear alternative to the Republicans. Some of us used voter rolls to target Democratic households in an effort to get the base fired up, while others went from door to door spreading information on the Democratic plan for America and handing out literature about our great local candidates, such as Tim Barnwell, the Democratic challenger for Rep. Burgess. We talked to many registered voters that were ready for a change and were excited to see action from the Democrats in what is largely considered a conservative bastion.

I'm sure the other NTL contributors will share their canvassing experiences on the blog in the coming days, so keep an eye out for our stories from a DNC Canvass. It was the first time that most of us had participated in this sort of event, but we learned a lot and are fired up and ready to do it again. We're ready to bring the Democrats out of the woodwork. We're already planning on follow-up mailing materials, etc.

Also, if you participated in another similar event sponsored by a different area group such as the Dallas County Democrats or the Denton County Democrats or one of the local offshoots in the suburbs, please share your experiences through the comment feature here at the blog! Together we can really make a difference in North Texas through a progressive grassroots movement.


boadicea said...

Sounds like the beginnings of an insurgency to me.

Good on y'all.

Also, I hope you'll come check out Tkos sometime. We'd love to have you join the conversation there.

Bradley Bowen said...

Bo - I am signed up as a member at TexasKos and I plan to join in on the conversation asap. I'm excited for another local outlet in our quest to bring Texas back to its progressive roots.

John McClelland said...

My group's experience is on

Im glad we all made the best of what little support we actually got.

boadicea said...

That's great, Brad.

The more the merrier havoc we can wreak on the fossilized politics of TX wherever we find them.

John, if you'd care to drop by we'll try to make you welcome as well.