Did you read that title! Did you? I am so excited I can hardly contain myself!
When Glennia, Beth, and I started MOMocrats six months ago (yes, only six months ago) sitting in Coupa Cafe, we never thought it would come to this. Now we have 22 writers contributing to our national, netroots, political blog. Our contributors include three Huffington Post bloggers, an entrepreneur, an ex-director of GLAAD, a policy analyst, several lawyers, many professional and personal bloggers, a film-maker, a homeless advocate, and a youth advocate. All of us, no matter what we do have three things in common: we are moms, we are passionate about issues that affect our families, and we are dedicated to making sure a Democrat gets elected president.
I don't have the funds to attend every fundraiser that comes along, but what I do have are 10 fingers, a laptop, and enough marketing savvy to make me dangerous. MOMocrats is my phone banking. It is my check-book-wielding. It is my canvassing neighborhoods. It is all of that on a world-wide scale. Some people drop checks in the mail. I drop knowledge along with 21 other kick-ass women. It is the best way I know how to make change happen.
With that, I present our very first press release written to promote our very very exciting news. Yes, we send press releases now. P.S. Big thank you to Geoff Livingston for helping us get the word out.
Yes we can.
I know we can.
We are doing it.
As PunditMom says, "MOMocrats: World Domination by 2012!" I think we're well on our way.
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MOMocrats EXCLUSIVE with Barack Obama
The most recent debate between the Democratic candidates was disappointing to most citizens. We felt that the questions were directed more towards mud slinging between the candidate rather than substantive questions about domestic and foreign policy. So the MOMocrats and their readers came up with a list of "Questions We Wish ABC Had Asked." Then we submitted them to the candidates.
In a MOMocrats exclusive, Barack Obama answers the questions that should have been asked during the last debate. Click here to read our interview, in which he finally gets to discuss the issues, not his apparel or acquaintances.
We haven't heard from the Clinton campaign yet, but the MOMocrats invitation for Senator Clinton to weigh in remains open.
The MOMocrats are savvy, politically active moms dedicated to putting a Democrat in the White House. You can read more about them at MOMocrats. For more information, contact Glennia Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org or [edited from orig press release: leave a note in the comments if you'd like to talk to Glennia by phone. I will put you in touch with her.]