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One of the great things I’ve seen after the election is the campaign’s effort to get people to stay involved and organized in their communities to not only help educate the public about the President’s efforts, but also to bring about their own change to issues important to them. That’s why in the next six months, President-elect Obama and his team will be rolling out organizers, believe it or not.Â From the many surveys they received after the election, they saw that most of the volunteers from the campaign wanted to continue volunteering and stay involved.
Here in Grand Blanc (near Flint, whoo!), we’ve already started on getting our group together (Saturday was the third meeting, I believe?). In any case, since I was in town, I was able to attend, listen, and catch up with many of the familiar faces from the campaign. I was impressed with the organization of the meeting and am really looking forward to seeing how things progress in Genesee County. There was a lot of energized people there… and especially in our area, we’re going to need that! And the fact that meetings like this were occurring all across the nation? Pretty exciting stuff.
So I know many democratic leaders are pushing for the “Big Three Bailout” (Barack Obama included). Since so many jobs are connected to the auto industry, many believe that we have to bailout Chrysler, Ford, and GM in order to keep Americans employed (I heard on MSNBC that 1/10 jobs have something to do with American cars). Of course, Michigan politicians are pushing for this bailout because a large portion of their constituent base are employees of the auto industry. (more…)
In a 137-122 vote, Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA) beat Congressman John Dingell for the chairmanship of the Energy and Commerce committee. While Dingell will be â€œchairman emeritus” and retain his capitol office suite, Waxman will now be able to effectively control what comes out of Energy and Commerce, the committee responsible for environmental, trade, and health care legislation, among other things.
Check out this Politico article for more information.