In the run-up to the SEC meeting/election, one particular issue seemed to be on the minds of many: The distribution of check-off funding headed down to the county and precinct levels. There was also some concern over whether or not a sitting Legislator could also legally engage in fundraising for the Party while the General Assembly was in session, which I believe was answered here.
With those two things in mind, I've got a proposition, which should help to empower both the base and the elected officials who owe them so much:
Every sitting Democratic Legislator should hold (or be the featured guest at) a fundraiser for each of the precincts in his or her District. Not "at", or "sponsored by" the Precinct. For the Precinct itself. Not only will that throw some desperately needed funds into the precinct's budget, it should also help to populate the Precinct's roster of volunteers.
I'm sure many Legislators already engage with local volunteers from time to time, but that's not the same thing as throwing a shin-dig in their honor with some decent face time, while also helping them balance the books. And introducing some of those big-money donors to the nuts & bolts local activists won't hurt, and it might actually pay off later, when it comes time to seek donations for your individual campaigns.
Now, I'm not sure if the law (or the POO) says those monies need to go up to the NCDP first and then back down to the Precinct, so maybe someone could set me straight on this.
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