If the focus to be on State-wide office, then should GPCA focus on MOST "winnable seats"?
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Marnie Glickman: We should focus on great candidates regardless of what kind of seat they run for.
Kendra Gonzales: agreed with Marnie, however locals need to work on identifying "winnable seats" locally also like water boards, school districts, city councils and so forth.
- Jennifer Gopinathadasi Woodward (JGW): (posted: 11.04.20)
- I support Marnie's and Kendra's points of view.
- I think we need 1+ (more?) State senator(s) and assembly person(s) elected in 2012. They will get press; so the GPCA and GPUS gets press; so GP policies and positions get more press. GPCA state legislature folks might build a reputation that the GPCA is interested in building coalitions with more progressive Democrats.
- Also while being 'further left' GP candidates and office holders will be way more rational and well informed than further right Tea Partiers. We'll be more congenial and somehow better trained, willing and able to find 'common ground' among further left liberal Democrats and build coalitions and consensus. Target the easiest to win districts perhaps also with the smallest electorate. ...To "get a foot in the door" at the state level.
- Some GPCA folks with more experience watching State elections and office holders could make a list of (a) all possible offices, (b) offices that GPCA people might win and why, and (c) what that elected office might do for the office, the state, the GPCA and the GPUS.