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Missouri Progressive Action Group (MOPAG)  really is about ACTION in the St. Louis metro area. Here are the biggest ideas we have in the hopper:

  • We will poll voters and use the results to craft a powerful message about the values we share with many voters. Then we’ll do lit drops  in districts where races are tight.
  • We have called a conference to form an alliance of many progressive groups in the metro area, including unions, so that we can have each other’s backs and so that we’ll have a unified plan of attack for the elections next year.
  • We have a corps–small but growing–of people committed to writing effective Letters to the Editor. They especially aim for publication in small newspapers in the collar counties (around STL and KC), because there are many persuadable voters there and people actually read those small town papers.

Streambed in our backyard

We’ve got lots of irons in the fire, and the action is about to start popping. Show up to our monthly meeting this Saturday for details on those items and several others. Halfway through the meeting, Matt Teter, the new Executive Director for the state party will speak. He says he’ll reveal the big plan for getting out the vote for Democrats next year and describe the way the party plans to improve its messaging. Then he’ll take questions.

Up till now, most of what’s gone on at MOPAG has been planning, but now it’s time for us to call on our members to start getting it done. If you live in the area and want to take action against Republicans instead of sitting in front of your computer, kvetching and cussing, be there. It’s on the sixth of August at the County Library Headquarters on Lindbergh from 12:30-2:30.

What does the photo have to do with the posting? Absolutely nothing. I just thought it might snag a few more readers. And I wanted Michael Bersin to know that moments of Zen are possible even in the heat. I took this shot from our patio.