Sunday, January 10, 2010

GRITtv: "What Happened to the Grassroots Obama Movement?" (with video)

GRITtv, with video (15:17):
The people who voted for him weren’t organized in any kind of new or powerful way, and the special interests–banks, energy companies, health interests, car-makers, the military-industrial complex–sat first at the table and wrote the menu. Myth met reality, and came up wanting.

So said Micah Sifry of Personal Democracy Forum; Karoli of the blog Odd Time Signatures disagreed and said that with help from volunteers like her, Organizing for America is continuing to push for change. They joined us in studio to debate the present and future of progressive organizing, both within the Democratic party apparatus and outside of it.

We also spoke to Geoff Berman, New York Deputy Field Director for OFA, about what’s actually going on with his organization and what he thinks of the critiques.

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