SuperSpade Quick Notes Summary for 2008-09-24

  • – Now, this is what I think of when I hear the phrase "Welfare Queen". #
  • Sadly, all the Democrats that voted for the Bankruptcy Bill a couple years ago are going to vote for this bailout proposal. #
  • This economic drama now has Obama up 5 points in MI. He can ride this to the White House if he stands his ground. #
  • @nezua Peep, I took a step towards that, creating BETTER Talking Points so we can talk like Progressives without fear. #
  • Rtwt @betterpoints: BETTER Talking Points (BTP) is live at Start talking like a real Progressive. #
  • @nezua That’s all me man. Well, technically it’s all my company, @optech. Thanks for the love. Spread the word for me! #
  • @nezua Don’t spread the word for OpTech; spread the word for @betterpoints. We both want liberal/progressive ideas to be shared w/o fear. #
  • @slanttruth Thanks my friend. Tell your folks to follow @betterpoints and visit the site! #

About Garlin Gilchrist II

I am the City of Detroit's first ever Deputy Technology Director for Civic Community Engagement. My job is to open up the city's public data and information for the consumption and benefit of all Detroiters. I currently live in Detroit, my hometown, with my beautiful wife Ellen and our twins Garlin III and Emily Grace. I'm from Detroit. I created Detroit Diaspora, and was formerly the National Campaign Director at I also co-hosted The #WinReport on "The Good Fight," a an award winning, nationally syndicated radio show that was one of Apple's Best of 2013. After graduating with degrees in Computer Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Michigan, I became a Software Engineer at Microsoft. By day, I helped build SharePoint into the fastest growth product in the company's history. On my personal time, I sought out opportunities to connect my technical skills with community building efforts across the country. This led to my co-founding The SuperSpade: Black Thought at the Highest Level, a leading Black political blog. I served as Social Media Manager for the 2008 Obama campaign in Washington, and then became Director of New Media at the Center for Community Change. I spent two years creating and implementing a strategy for the Center to take it's 40 years of community organizing experience into the digital age. I speak before diverse audiences on effective & responsive government, empowerment in revolutionary new organizing spaces, increasing civic engagement & participation through emerging technologies and protecting civil rights in the age of the Internet. Full bio here.

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