Is is Democracy in Action or Democrats in Action
The local group Democracy in Action, which bills itself as “Women working for a better world,” now has it’s own blog, “DIA-Log.” DIA is liberal and Democratic, with a capital “D.” The DIA Website is ambitious. It includes a voter’s guide, questions candidates should answer, a “how to” if you want to get involved.
Alert Blogmorites will recognize some Blogmore regulars on the site.
BTW, the DIA Evening Group meets tonight, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Rapid City Public Library.
*See the comment from Deb. She objects to me calling DIA a Democratic group with a capital “D.” She says the group is “Progressive.” I perused the endorsement list and didn’t find a single Republican. Or even an independent. But it’s entirely possible that I missed one. Deb points out that the group has Republican and Independent members. Point taken.
And Deb raises an interesting question: What’s the difference between a Democrat and a “Progressive” (with a capital “P”)?
Read it here. And if someone coule tell me of the Republicans in the group, please let me know. If one looks at it's group of endorsees, it seems pretty Democratic oriented:
The one Republican in the group they endorsed is the unopposed one. Imagine that.
Candidates Endorsed by DIA
Governor / Lt. GovernorRepublican - Mike Rounds & Dennis Daugaard
Constitution - Steven Willis & Larry Johnsen
Democratic - Jack Billion & Eric Abrahamson www.billionforgovernor.com
Libertarian - Gerber, Tom & Ryan, Bette Rose
Public Utilities CommissionRepublican - John Koskan
Democratic - Steve Kolbeck www.kolbeckforpuc.com
Libertarian - Sutter, Ben
District 30 HouseRepublican - Gordon Howie & Gordon Pederson
Democratic - Jerry Bloomer & Rick Hanson
District 30 SenateRepublican - Jim Lintz
Democratic - Catherine Ratliff www.ratliffcforsenate.org
District 31 HouseRepublican - Tom Hills & Charles Turbiville
Democratic - Dinah Paris & Deb Phillips www.debphillipsforhouse.com, www.dinahforhouse.com
Libertarian - Andre Ager
District 31 SenateRepublican - Jerry Apa
Independent - Karen Ballert
District 32 HouseRepublican - Brian Dreyer & Alan Hanks
Democratic - Pam Hemmingsen & Suzan Nolan www.pamhemmingsen.com
District 32 SenateRepublican - Elli Schwiesow
Democratic - Tom Katus
District 33 HouseRepublican - Mike Buckingham & Don Van Etten
Democratic - Paula Long Fox & Jeff Nelsen
District 33 SenateDemocratic - Dennis Finch
Republican - Dennis Schmidt
District 34 HouseRepublican - David Lust & Ed McLaughlin
Democratic - Suzy Dennis & Justin Lena
District 34 Senate (UNOPPOSED)Republican - Mac McCracken
District 35 HouseRepublican - Jeff Haverly & Mark Kirkeby
Democratic - Laurie Wudtke
Independent affiliated w/Democratic Party - John Buxcel
District 35 SenateRepublican - Bill Napoli
Democratic - Theresa Spry
Otherwise, The website does also boast a blog, but you won't see it here. Why? One of the things you will note that they don't have is an RSS feed. No RSS Feed, no left links.