[Hpn] To the activists__power!
Thu, 08 Feb 2001 02:05:37 -0500
The following is a quote from the new york times. Sounds good to me.
>"The first half of the last century was dominated by party-centered
>politics. Then came candidate-centered politics. Now, some foresee an era
>where the power moves to activists, who create local coalitions around
>specific issues. That could happen because, with the rise of the Internet,
>activists have far greater access to communication and organizing tools—and
>no longer have to rely on help from campaign or party committees.
>“This could fuel the development of a new era of issue-centered politics,
>where people are exercising their political views through advocacy groups
>around issues they care about,” said Dan Carol, a Democratic strategist who
>commutes between offices here and in Eugene, Ore.”…..
from New York Times, Sunday Feb 4., Week In Review Section, P. 3
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