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This week I attended the Steering Committee meeting for my local Democratic Party. It was an upbeat meeting, with positive reports and action plans from our committee chairs. Despite (or perhaps because of) the often grim news about our state and federal government, I’ve noticed an increasing energy and commitment among local Democrats. Several people have asked how they can get more involved, including newcomers, young voters, and even former Republicans who left that party in disgust. We have a lot of work to do for 2012, but we’re building the movement to do it.