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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Democratic Professionals Forum: A Success Story

In the rather bleak landscape of the current state of progressive infrastructure in the state of Florida, one shining exception is standing out: The Democratic Professionals Forum.

These forums, just started a little over a year ago, have done what DECs have so far failed to do: broaden the base of the Democratic Party away from older activist crowd and dig deep into the mostly untapped young business professionals community.

As Bryan Miller (a member) put it, "I was sort of imagining it as a Democratic Chamber of Commerce."

You can read the full article in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel here.

DECs take note: starting something like a professional's forum as well as other constituency councils will bring badly needed fresh voices and resources into the Democratic Party. Its time we take seriously our obligation as a political party to become community partners.