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This week I attended my county Democratic Executive Committee meeting. In most states, the DEC is your local Democratic Party organization, comprised of elected and/or appointed precinct leaders. DECs coordinate with Democratic candidates and other volunteers on voter outreach and GOTV efforts. The DEC’s primary task is to contact registered Democrats and ensure their votes, enabling candidates and their campaign staff to focus on independents and other swing voters.

We welcomed several new precinct leaders this month. We also heard from our local candidates, discussed the status of our state and county redistricting plans, and discussed our upcoming vote-by-mail outreach drive. I also gave a brief presentation on progressive language, based on last week’s Morning Feature about marriage equality. If you are not yet active in your DEC or its local equivalent, I heartily encourage you to join them.