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P Street Aims to Bring Progressive Lobbying to Capitol Hill

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, July 26 2010

You'll have to trust me on this, because I can't find the link, but a couple months back I made the case for the idea that the thousands of Democratic staffers running Capitol Hill were an organizer's dream, in the hands ... Read More

Mobile's Role in Electing Labor's Next Big Leader

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, June 28 2010

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It's the VAN, But Mini

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, February 22 2010

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"Facebook Guy's" Thoughts on Campaigning

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, November 5 2009

The Hill's Kim Hart has the story on Facebook's run for attorney general in California. Okay, so technically, it's Facebook's Chief Privacy Officer Chris Kelly who is in the race, but Kelly concedes that he's well known ... Read More

Dems' Data VAN Makes Room for Unions

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, October 2 2009

Word is the Voter Activation Network -- better known as the VAN or, by those who know it well, simply VAN, and used by many a Democratic candidate to both hold and slice-and-dice voter data -- is buying a new ... Read More

Liveblogging the Harvard Internet & Politics conference part 6: the Obama Campaign

BY Editors | Thursday, December 11 2008

This morning, the Harvard Internet & Politics conference continues with two "deep dives" into the McCain and Obama campaigns. We continue to operate under Chatham House Rules, so the following liveblog will remain ... Read More

Report from Chicago: "We're Making This Up As We Go Along"

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, December 9 2008

Some information is starting to filter out of this past weekend's "summit" in Chicago of about 300 key organizers from Barack Obama's 2008 campaign (evenly divided between regional field directors, field organizers, and ... Read More

Daily Digest: If Obama and the Netroots Were in a Relationship on Facebook...

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, November 20 2008

They'd Check the "It's Complicated" Box: "[I]t's all true," says Open Left's Chris Bowers, "Everything you are writing and/or thinking about the progressive blogosphere is correct, almost no ... Read More

The Future of Campaign Technology: The Ground Game

BY Editors | Sunday, November 9 2008

(Crossposted from the Anderkoo blog.) The morning of November 4, 2008 found me — like thousands of others all across the nation — rushing from door to door the final phase of the get-out-the-vote (GOTV) effort. In ... Read More

Must-Read: Zack Exley on the "New Organizers"

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, October 8 2008

It's late and it's Yom Kippur, so I'm going to be brief: Go read all of Zack Exley's detailed field report on "The New Organizers, Part 1: Obama's neighborhood teams and the power of inclusion and respect." Exley, one of ... Read More