Reinstate the 50 state strategy
When Howard Dean came to the DNC he did something crazy: he hired DNC organizers in all 50 states and built a national voter file. Ridiculed at the time by many Democrats, the “50 state strategy” was hailed by the netroots as a way to build up local parties and recruit candidates so that Democrats could take advantage of every opportunity that emerged. After gains in 2006 and the presidency in 2008, you’d think the 50 state strategy would be pretty well vindicated.
But the new DNC chair, Tom Kaine, might just pull the plug. I’m guessing that’s unlikely, but it is hard to say. Dean ruffled a lot of feathers.
If you want to see the 50 state strategy continued, take a moment to join in the petition at Democracy for America: reinstate the 50 state strategy.