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Monday, July 07, 2003


Our Goals

posted by B at Monday, July 07, 2003 permalink View blog reactions
Trippi lays out the Q3 goals on BFA:

Our focus for July through September -- is now expanding to at least 8 or 9 states organizationally beyond Iowa and New Hampshire, begin strong outreach beyond the Net -- grow our online support to 450,000 from about 180,000 and grow our offline support to 50,000 using 800 numbers and the tabling efforts etc through our self organizing tools and outreach efforts into every community -- and of course fundraising.

Fantastic! We have a lot of work to do, and it starts right here with meeting our goal of $10K that Dean Nationites like you contribute to Dean.

You get the feeling that Dean is going to show up at the Doonesbury House Party (again today).


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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.