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Final Breitbartocalypse Report: Interview with Institutional Left™

by: SumofChange

Tue Mar 16, 2010 at 17:45:38 PM EDT

cross-posted from Sum of Change

Here it is, our last report on the disaster that is the Breitbartocalypse. We've got more from our in-the-field reporter, as well as an exclusive interview with the Policy Director of the Institutional Left™:

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Where Were You 6 Months Ago? [VIDEO]

by: SumofChange

Sat Feb 13, 2010 at 13:36:46 PM EST

originally posted by Will Urquhart at Sum of Change

I know where we were. Six months ago today, we showed up in Pittsburgh for Netroots Nation '09.

We were here, @FDR Is There A New Deal?:

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Training Tuesday with the DFA: Fun Budget Tips

by: SumofChange

Tue Dec 08, 2009 at 18:01:31 PM EST

originally posted by Will Urquhart at Sum of Change

Last week, we covered the basics of managing and organizing a campaign budget. If you know little-to-nothing about campaign finance but would like to, or if you are just about to start putting together the budget for a campaign, you should definitely check out last week's Training Tuesday. Today is not for the basics. Instead, we are using this Training Tuesday to share with you four very important tips that will help you out along the way:

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Training Tuesday with the DFA: The Big Scary Budget

by: SumofChange

Tue Dec 01, 2009 at 18:33:47 PM EST

Originally posted by Will Urquhart (Rusty5329) at Sum of Change. Please check out the new comment widget from Ameritocracy that we just recently installed at the bottom of every page at Sum of Change

Every political campaign and organization must spend money to maintain serious levels of activity. Increasingly, campaigns must raise significant amounts of money to become and remain competitive. Although we can protest the growing costs of campaigning, the reality for any campaign is that without these funds, there can be no staff, no office, no phones, no computers, no signs, no media coverage - no campaign.
-From the Democracy for America Campaign Academy Training Manual
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Video Coverage of Anthem v Szakos

by: Rusty5329

Thu Sep 24, 2009 at 19:37:41 PM EDT

originally posted at Sum of Change

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Anthem Arrests Customer For Daring to Question Them

by: Rusty5329

Fri Sep 11, 2009 at 13:41:53 PM EDT

originally posted at Sum of Change

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(VIDEO) The Myth of Post Racial America

by: Rusty5329

Sat Aug 22, 2009 at 16:44:04 PM EDT

originally posted by Mitch Malasky at Sum of Change

To an ignorant few, the election of a black president signals a transition into a period of post-racialism, where all of the racial tensions and struggles of the past have been overcome and racism no longer exists.  Even though there are signs of improvement, such as the election of Barack Obama, America is far from overcoming it's embarrassing racial past and becoming a 'post-racial' society.  (Some of us hope that we never do become a post racial society.  Even though race is a social construct, I believe that especially in America, it is important to understand and embrace our own and each other's racial identities and histories).  It is inevitable, however, that we are increasingly becoming (or recognizing that we actually are) a multi-racial society, which can be very uncomfortable to those used to the status quo.

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(VIDEO) From Prop 8 to Full Equality in all 50 States

by: Rusty5329

Fri Aug 21, 2009 at 15:51:04 PM EDT

originally posted at Sum of Change

From Prop 8 to Full Equality in All 50 States - Netroots Nation Day 1 from Will Urquhart on Vimeo.

We at Sum of Change have been releasing lots of videos from Netroots Nation. We have released some 40 highlights videos, but today we release a panel in entirety for the first time. This was the first panel I attended, bright and early at 9:00am on Thursday, August 13th.

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(VIDEO) The Online Immigration Debate - Netroots Nation '09

by: Rusty5329

Wed Aug 19, 2009 at 19:39:52 PM EDT

Originally posted by Mitch Malasky at Sum of Change

Three of today's video's come from 'Four Perspectives from the Social Change Blogosphere: Case Studies from Civil Rights/ Pro-Migrant Bloggers' a panel at Netroots Nation 2009 in Pittsburgh hosted by Kety Equivel, the New Media Manager for the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), with David Bennion, a non-profit immigration attorney, Prerna Lal, a blogger, youth organizer, and new media consultant, Edmundo Rocha, the Publisher and Content Producer of Para Justica Y Libertad, a latino centered political blog, and Dee Perez-Scott, who runs the blog 'Immigration Talk with a Mexican American'.

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This Is My Favorite Weekend of the School Year

by: teacherken

Sat Jun 13, 2009 at 06:21:02 AM EDT

( - promoted by KathyinBlacksburg)

Yesterday my students had to turn in their final "fun" projects. This is the weekend where I go through them all, where they blow me away with their insight and their skill.  They have only a very few requirements to the project.

They are not allowed to write an essay or do a research paper.

They must put in a minimum amount of time (most far exceed it).

They have to show me they learned something.

I tell them to have fun.

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