Where the Election 2004 volunteers are regrouping

Election 2004 | Language/Structure
Post election, it’s time to degroup… and regroup. Here’s where:

I went to the last hurrah party for the “Young Professionals for Kerry” last week at M.J. O’Connor’s. A few people objected, not wanting to have to leave the “unified” group and have to choose between the three tribes listed below. We assured them that a little competition is good in the off years. So here’s what to do, if you’re young and want to keep the patriot fires burning in Boston:

I also participated on the nationwide tech lists. The KerryTech and demtech mailing lists carried some informative conversations; the latter was formed as a tribal council between the various campaigns’ “tech corps” teams, and persisted through the general election. But only for a very brief time at the start of the summer did the Kerry campaign use these groups to talk to the tech community at large. The conversation was also happening across various blogs, of course, and by the summer, most of the technology was fixed.

Yahoogroups was dumped. Jon Lebkowsky “moved” the demtech list over to activist-tech.org, which doesn’t have much other than instructions on how to subscribe.

Many of the well-known blogs– too many to name here– remain a traffic jam of topics, and already jumping ahead to the vote-fraud questions and the next liberal crusade. I am looking for campaign technology. I was pleased to see Jon Lebkowsky quote me regarding blogs in a post on WorldChanging; that drove about twenty visitors here. But here’s the roundup of stories on WorldChanging since then: an Antarctic research station in the Antarctic; Victoria’s Secret’s nonrecycled paper catalog, review of DVD documentary on a 2000 bus hijacking in Rio de Janiero, politcal rights and terrorism, distributed computing.

Not to worry. I’ve found a community in Personal Democracy Forum. It’s a Drupal-based site which resembles what I’ve set forward in the Civ structure. See you there.