The grassroots network played a big role in the campaign, and now the participants and Obama leadership are working with toward the next phase in grassroots democracy.
Tony Loyd provides a great summary of the recent meeting:
Here are the outcomes of the meeting.
1. There is a process that is still forming, based on your input. Let’s be honest: we’re making this up as we go along. We want to take the time to get this right.
2. The process has been and will continue to be open and transparent. We’re trying to make sure you hear about this from us instead of read about it in the press, though I understand that word is already starting to leak out.
3. The first step was to gain feedback from the field about what you want from this organization. We have already heard back from over 500,000 people. The first steps of forming this organization are being strongly influenced by the survey results.
4. Please be patient. You may have heard the president say that he is going to move with “deliberate haste” in the transition. In the same way, we’re moving with deliberate haste in forming the new organization.
This is a really big deal.
Thanks! and better commentary, from Micah Sifry at TechPresident.