Ryan and Lynne host today’s LeftAhead, while we give Mike a break for Jury Duty (the slacker!). Today’s topic is grassroots political organizing in Massachusetts and the Governor’s role in it (or present lack thereof. The casino bill was a complete drag on his grassroots army, but now that it’s over, will we see a return to the Governor who ran on people “checking back in?” With casinos dead, if not buried, can we finally begin afresh with an issue-based movement on something like Green Energy? Lynne and Ryan hope so, but perhaps are resigned to the fact that it may be the people – without their governor – heading off this movement.
Also, as a reminder, April 19, at 1pm, is the blogger’s conference in Lowell. There’s a $10 cover, but that includes lots of good food and soda/water/etc. There’s going to be some prepared discussion centering around grassroots/netroots movement building in Massachusetts, but most of the day will be to catch up with old blogger friends, and meet new ones. Anyone’s welcome. If you’d like to learn more about the event, please email Ryan at adams*dot*ryan*p*at*gmail*dot*com, or lynne*at*left*in*lowell*dot*com, just deleting the asterisks and replacing the dot and at with . and @ (trying to avoid spam).
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