Ari Melber, the Nation‘s Net Movement correspondent, shares his
insights from the Netroots
Nation
conference on the direction Internet-based organizing is
taking. Melber notes three new developments: reverse fundraising,
where donors raise money for a primary challenger to a congressperson
they don’t like; donor strikes, where donors tell the politicians that
they won’t fundraise for them unless they vote a certain way; and the
sort of ambush interviews practiced by the blog FireDogLake,
where politicians are caught on video having to explain their
positions on an issue.

Sarah Jaffe

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