From Denise Cardinal, Executive Director here at Alliance for a Better Minnesota:
A friend forwarded me a post written by radical right-wing blogger Mitch Berg about the Netroots Minnesota conference we organized last weekend. In it, he calls progressives "graying ex-hippies" and "perpetually outraged-looking women" who are "wandering the streets begging for cops to taze and teargas them."
He couldn’t have been further from the truth. With the help of our allies in the progressive community, Alliance for a Better Minnesota brought together nearly 300 Minnesotans from across the stat to get trained, connect, and build on the tactics that will help progressives step up our organizing in 2010 and beyond.
Behind Berg’s attempt to ridicule progressives, is his worried realization that what what started at Netroots Minnesota is just the beginning of ABM’s efforts to strengthen the progressive community.
One thing is clear: we need to be prepared , and we can’t afford to wait.
That’s why I’m asking you to help make sure we’re ready for 2010 and beyond by stepping up and making a contribution today:
We need a progressive voice in this state, and that’s why we’re here. You’re contribution helps us provide issue and opinion research, develop winning messages, and give one-on-one technical assistance to progressive groups in their battles to build on progressive power.
Building a stronger progressive movement – and a better Minnesota – won’t just happen on it’s own. It’s up to you to make it happen.
Thank you for your support,
Alliance for a Better Minnesota