Snark: to annoy or irritate

"Snark" has been in English language dictionaries since at least 1906, and Lewis Carroll used the word to describe a mythological animal in his poem, The Hunting of the Snark (1874). Most recently, the word has come to characterize snappish, sarcastic, or mean-spirited comments or actions directed at those who annoy or irritate us.

At first, this blog was just going be a place to gripe, but because it's more satisfying to take action than it is to merely complain, now most of the posts/reposts suggest ways to get involved in solving problems.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Candidate Project

A message from Democracy for America:

With the Iowa caucuses over the media will continue to focus on the Republican primary and all the candidates' shenanigans.

But no matter which candidate the GOP chooses, America loses. That's why we're turning our attention to what matters -- electing real progressives at all levels of office. By building the bench of progressive champions, we will combat the right-wing hypocrisy where it matters most -- in your hometown.

We're proud to support candidates like Mary Nickum -- a long-time DFA activist and local member of DFA-Maricopa County -- running for town council in Fountain Hills, Arizona. Or Tom Ammiano, a tirelesssupporter of universal healthcare, who is running a truly grassroots campaign to continue representing San Francisco in the California Assembly. It's people like them and like Debra Shore, running for re-election to the Metro Water Reclamation District in Chicago, who make change from the bottom up possible.

Democracy for America endorses and supports candidates like Mary, Tom and Debra -- local DFA members who are working to make a difference in their communities and states -- and that's why we helped launch the Candidate Project -- an effort to recruit, train and help elect progressives across the country to local and state offices.

Pledge to get involved or find out more about the Candidate Project.
You have the power. Take it from Debra:
When I first ran for office in 2006, I took Governor Howard Dean's admonition to the grassroots to heart: step up and run. So I did, and I won.
Now is your chance to run for office or to recruit others to run. Join the Candidate Project and you'll be part of an online community devoted to helping you and others who share our values win -- at every level from dog-catcher to state senate.

Pledge to run for office, recruit others, or to volunteer on a local race and join the Candidate Project today.
Whichever way the GOP primary goes, we know we can fight back at the local level. Take action to get involved and help build the progressive movement in your own community.

Thanks for everything you do.
Nick Passanante, Deputy Political Director
Democracy for America

Democracy for America relies on you and the people-power of more than one million members to fund the grassroots organizing and training that delivers progressive change on the issues that matter. Please Contribute Today and support our mission.

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