The purpose of the Democratic National Committee is to advance President Obama's agenda and elect Democratic candidates across the country.
With President Obama's re-election and the GOP right-wing agenda clearly defeated at the polls it is vital for the party to bring back the 50-state strategy to keep the pressure on.
We have to revive the energy of our party as we approach the elections over the next 4 years. The foundations built during the last few election cycles prove that when we use our skills and infrastructure, we can win anywhere. Bringing back the 50 state strategy and continuing to build our ranks and strength over the next four years will ensure that we can sustain our momentum from this election and build in preparation for 2014 and 2016. But we must start now!
Never in our lifetime has it been more important to invest staff and money across the country and compete with the Republicans even in GOP strongholds. Never has it been more important to give Democratic Party activists on the ground, in their home states--be they "blue" or "red"--the resources they need to fight the onslaught of money, lies, and dirty tricks used to keep the voting public apathetic and afraid.
If the progressive ideals on which this country was founded are to be revived for an overwhelming majority of Americans it is going to require good old fashioned organizing. Its going to require neighbors talking to neighbors to address concerns of their community. Its going to require citizens heeding the call of public service and running for office's up and down the ballot in every State, for every office.
For President Obama and the Democrats in Congress to move this nation #forward they are going to need a full court press in every single precinct, city, and state in this country.
As President Obama said last night, "we're all in this together. That's how we campaigned, and that's who we are." I believe those words to be true and I believe the 50-State Strategy is the best way to put those words into action.
The election is over--now comes the hard part. Lets get to work!