There is quite a lot of organizational activity going on in Southeast PA right now, especially among progressives energized by the November election and/or looking for a way to stay involved after the empowering experience with MoveOn. These energies appear poised to go in a number of directions, with some folks (including local Move On heads) sticking to big elections and national issues, and other groups interested in organizing on a neighborhood level for more local issues and races (either in support of the Democratic party or in attempts to push a more progressive agenda with or without the Dems). No news today, but here are some links to resources that have been developing along these lines:
- Center for Progressive Leadership, which is starting pilot projects to train "the next generation of Progressives" in MI and PA -- read their announcement here
- Philly2DC, a site for news and organizational forums (by Ward, topic, etc.) -- this seems like it could be a great resource for any and all local organizations
- Lower Merion Grassroots -- they also have meetups (see here)
- also see the "local activism and politics" section of PhillyFuture (it's on the left side) for a running series of blogger headlines in this area (and many more links from there)
Also related: the Principles Project
, a joint effort of a number of familiar organizations to craft a one-page list of progressive values -- their draft is quite interesting.
Know about other sites and groups? Leave them in the comments, and maybe I can compile a more definitive list...