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Saturday, May 10, 2003


Dean Defense Forces

posted by Matt Singer at Saturday, May 10, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
The Dean Defense Forces (DDF) now has an e-mail presence.

What is the DDF? We're an independent group of pro-Dean folks who mobilize in response to articles from newspapers and accusations from other campaigns, the RNC, and political action committees. This listserv will only distribute messages from moderators. The messages will only be sent to this listserv as we don't want to contribute to the growing problem of cross-posting on Dean lists where we all end up getting 6 copies of the same message.

Join DDF if you're interested in being part of an independent, rapid-response team to help increase Dean's presence in the media. Joining this listserv will also give us a great way to tabulate how many people are interested in helping out with such a method of volunteering.


We'll make this even easier for y'all:

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