“All politics is local.” — Thomas O’Neill, Sr.
Personally, I think that statement is overrated as an axiom. The contributions of many people from across the country to the successful primary campaign of Ned Lamont is just one demonstration of the contrary — that sometimes even local politics are national. But it is undeniably true that a large number of important political struggles affecting our lives are carried out on the state and local level.
With that in mind, we at Irregular Times created a center some time ago called Irregular States, a listing of progressive news sources, blogs, campaign information and activist organizations for each of the fifty states. We let it sit for a bit, but are renewing it for the campaigns of 2006 and beyond.
As a part of our spring (ok, summer) cleaning, our attention has been drawn to a number of informative and/or activist groups, keeping the wheel of change turning. Below is a small sample of what we’ve found. To find more, take a visit Irregular States.
Are you personally involved in a state- or locally-based activist effort? Post a comment here and let us know about it. If we like what we see, we’ll be happy to help spread the word by adding your group to our directory.