SuperSpade Quick Notes Summary for 2008-11-06

  • New post at The SuperSpade: Big Opportunities, Big Change ( ) #
  • Great Election Results Visualizations from a fellow Universtiy of Michigan alum: #
  • @jimgilliam I think @maddow ‘borrowed’ your “set the next President’s priorities” idea #
  • Still writing that new post called Were you Obamacized or Politicized?… #
  • More people have voted Democrat in the Presidential Election since 1980: Why then do Dems always move towards the center? #
  • Pundits are oversimplifying the goals of the Civil Rights Movement by saying their dreams are have been realized with the election of Obama. #
  • @SistersTalk I think the Dems can probably reach more folks by appealing to the positive, lean-left part of you than the middle part. #
  • @SistersTalk Increased numbers of Democratic voters means an increased opportunity to share Democratic frames and ideology. #
  • @SistersTalk Registered Republican doesn’t mean opposed to alt. ideology. Dems must understand what attracted these voters & capitalize. #
  • @SistersTalk My guess is that the middle part of you is open to all sides, so the Dems need to find the right ways to communicate with that. #
  • @SistersTalk That hurt him, no doubt, but I think there’s more to it than that. It’s up to the Dems to figure out if I’m right or not. #

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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