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Saturday, April 05, 2003

 

Dean Supporters Flock to the Internet http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2003/04/05/MN295458.DTL

posted by Christopher at Saturday, April 05, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
This really isn't news to anyone reading this. However, it's important to note the continued fascination of the news media in internet organizing and the Dean campaign. For any of you organizing house parties, events, or future meetups, this is a great local hook to the national campaign. Call up your hometown reporters and let them know about meetups, email them copies of stories like this one from San Francisco, and definitely invite them to your activities. Reporters seem fascinated with this campaign, and the potent combination of volunteer, grassroots support and the internet is one of the reasons why.


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