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Tuesday, June 03, 2003



posted by Matt Singer at Tuesday, June 03, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
Meetup is looking sure to break 30,000 today. Absolutely phenomenal numbers. I'm not completely sure I agree with Aziz's projections of 100,000 by July, but 50,000 is looking very, very realistic.

If you haven't signed up to meet up yet, get on up and do it.

If you have signed up, well then, go tomorrow night and get some money for Howard. This is the last meetup before the end of this fundraising quarter and Dean will need the money. Try to get an average of even 5 bucks committed from everyone at the Meetup. Or, even better, you'll have donor cards and can take the money tomorrow night.

Keep the folks excited. No matter what the Times, the DLC, or anyone else in the Beltway says, we're growing faster than anyone can imagine. Let's keep gettin' it done.


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Nation-Building was founded by Aziz Poonawalla in August 2002 under the name Dean Nation. Dean Nation was the very first weblog devoted to a presidential candidate, Howard Dean, and became the vanguard of the Dean netroot phenomenon, raising over $40,000 for the Dean campaign, pioneering the use of Meetup, and enjoying the attention of the campaign itself, with Joe Trippi a regular reader (and sometime commentor). Howard Dean himself even left a comment once. Dean Nation was a group weblog effort and counts among its alumni many of the progressive blogsphere's leading talent including Jerome Armstrong, Matthew Yglesias, and Ezra Klein. After the election in 2004, the blog refocused onto the theme of "purple politics", formally changing its name to Nation-Building in June 2006. The primary focus of the blog is on articulating purple-state policy at home and pragmatic liberal interventionism abroad.