Wednesday, July 23, 2008

THE DENVER GROUP MAKES THE NEW YORK TIMES


On July 23, The New York Times released it's piece on the Denver Group which appears now online in The Caucus, on the Times political blog. The July 24 edition the print edition contains a a slightly shorter version at page A20, above (click on image for larger version). Your contributions and what we do with them continue to have an impact and the impact is growing.

13 comments:

Lucy-Ann said...

WOW that's amazing!!!

Anonymous said...

FANTASTIC!!! I'm going to go check it out right now!

Thank you, thank you, thank you Heidi and Marc!!!

Anna

Anonymous said...

Hey everyone. Click on The Caucus link and add a post. I tried, but it didn't post which often happens and I don't understand why since I refrain from fowl language, etc.

Anna

diana said...

Excellent in-roads.

And to think, what's the point of having a "convention" if the outcome is already decided?

ainnj said...

Well done Heidi ands Marc! Many thanks. 18,000,000 to be more specific.

Tom Litchford said...

what wonderful news!

fredsmoms said...

Good for you, Heidi and Marc. The angry/annoyed Harriet (after the DNC rules committeee meeting)had it right. Save our party from the Obama Kool-Aid.

grlpatriot said...

Heidi and Marc, thank you for all you are doing to advance democracy within the Democratic Party. You are true patriots. I just donated.

ActBlue Federal Tips $1.00
The Denver Group $25.00
Total $26.00
Date: 24 Jul 2008
Reference #: AB00911403

waiting4hrc said...

Congratulations! The Denver Group is educating the public, which is just what the DNC does NOT want to happen.

diana said...

It has been my experience, even in conversation with supporters, that some are not acquainted with the concept of "the tyranny of the majority", and have never heard of John Stuart Mill:

"Like other tyrannies, the tyranny of the majority was at first, and is still vulgarly, held in dread, chiefly as operating through the acts of the public authorities. But reflecting persons perceived that when society is itself the tyrant — society collectively over the separate individuals who compose it — its means of tyrannizing are not restricted to the acts which it may do by the hands of its political functionaries. Society can and does execute its own mandates; and if it issues wrong mandates instead of right, or any mandates at all in things with which it ought not to meddle, it practices a social tyranny more formidable than many kinds of political oppression, since, though not usually upheld by such extreme penalties, it leaves fewer means of escape, penetrating much more deeply into the details of life, and enslaving the soul itself. Protection, therefore, against the tyranny of the magistrate is not enough; there needs protection also against the tyranny of the prevailing opinion and feeling, against the tendency of society to impose, by other means than civil penalties, its own ideas and practices as rules of conduct on those who dissent from them; to fetter the development and, if possible, prevent the formation of any individuality not in harmony with its ways, and compel all characters to fashion themselves upon the model of its own. There is a limit to the legitimate interference of collective opinion with individual independence; and to find that limit, and maintain it against encroachment, is as indispensable to a good condition of human affairs as protection against political despotism."
— Essay On Liberty (1859)

Anonymous said...

I just made my first contribution to The Denver Group. Please keep up the campaign. Your work is critical to educating people about the nomination process. What you are doing is so important!

NC Swing Voter said...

After 30 years, I left the democratic party because of the circus that they call a presidential primary. The distortions from caucuses and delegate allocations that do not represent the population are right up there with Republican redistricting. Then there was Florida and Michigan. Aaarrgh!

So I admire your effort to give the DNC one more shot. I'd prefer to vote for Hillary than for McCain.

Donation to follow

NC Swing Voter

Anonymous said...

Another small donation coming to help you reach your goal by tonight. Keep up the good work. Your bring real class to this movement.

Anna