Maine Democrats Need an Internet Strategy
It's not about running ads online, it's not about an email list, and it's not about fundraising.
Its about reaching people, especially young people.
Michael Rocque, a senior at UMO wrote yesterday in the Sentinel about the apathy and the political ignorance he sees on his campus. Maine has historically had the most politically involved youth of any state in the country. Since 1972, youth turnout has increased 19% here while declining almost everywhere else. But Rocque's right, we're losing that spark. I see it in my friends and classmates.
Online political organization and communication targets young people in the same place they get their news and indulge their hobbies and talk with their friends. It's one of the most necessary parts of modern politics.
It shouldn't be an afterthought.
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