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Monday, December 10, 2007
Carolyn’s Grassroots Work
See this profile of the grassroots work Carolyn Essex on the Nevada African Americans for Obama blog. Well-deserved recognition, and a good model of how we can all use our creativity and commitment to restore our nation.
1)Nevada Matters: Early states often determine the presidential nominee: Kerry ‘04, Gore ‘00, Clinton ‘96, and Carter ’76, ’80 won the early states, and Dukakis ’88 and Mondale ’84 performed well. Nevada recently became an early state.
2)You Matter: African Americans could have a big impact because so few people participate in the caucuses. For example, only about 9,000 people participated in the 2004 Nevada caucuses, whereas Nevada has about 69,000 registered Black voters.
3) You Represent: For every one adult Black citizen in Nevada, there are 203 other adult African Americans who can’t participate as early and don’t enjoy the same influence (99.6% of African Americans don’t live in Nevada).