Thursday, July 31, 2003
Dean Nation at bat! http://www.deanforamerica.com/site/TR?pg=personal&fr_id=1090&px=1179278
And we in Dean Nation must do our part - you may notice that our Dean Nation All-Star Team thermometer now reads 81%, reflecting our updated goal of $15,000. Each month until the general election, we will raise the bar $5,000, meaning that by the time November 2004 rolls around we will have raised $80,000 for Dean!
Please do join in this collective effort. Our dollars have a transforming effect, not just on Dean's campaign but on American politics itself. When NPR Marketplace or The Boston Globe or even GOP USA speak of "Dean's fundraising" whatthey really mean is US, not computers or the Internet or Convio. We have an enormous power, and the time to wield it is now!
So pledge what you can - be it $50 a month (about what you might spend on coffee), $25 a month (loose change), or even $10 a month - help us reach our goal of $5,000 a month each month, every month, until Election Day. Together, we are Dean Nation, and we will be heard. We want our country back!
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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.