Amy Morton to run for Candidate Recruitment Vice Chair of the Dem. Party of Georgia -- "We must fundamentally change the way we do business."
Amy is one hardworking, dedicated Democrat. The party is indeed fortunate she is willing to take on this important and crucial job. I cannot think of one other person who is more suited to the task and challenge at hand.
In confirming that she had filed to run, Amy noted:
For the past several years, less formally, I have been engaged in recruiting great candidates and believe that there is no task more important for Georgia Democrats. We must fundamentally change the way we have approached this work by embracing a 159 County Strategy to partner with locally elected Democrats to identify, mentor and ultimately elect great candidates at every level of government. I have no interest in simply serving on another board or having a title. There is a great deal of work to be done, and I hope to have the opportunity to do that work, as a part of a great team!
In 11-27-06 and 12-04-06 posts Amy wrote:
[T]he Party has not to this point routinely partnered with locally elected Democrats and local Democratic organizations to create and maintain a central database of all Democratic elected officials, at every level of government. We need to do this because it is a critical starting point for candidate recruitment, field planning and GOTV efforts. It is not enough to focus on state-level races alone. We must commit to helping qualified candidates seek office at every level.
We need to reach out to . . . people . . . in all 159 counties. We need their energy, their perspective, and their ideas. In addition, we need to be willing to reach out to critical swing voters and ask for their support and their vote.
The bottom line is that Georgia Democrats cannot sit around and hope that the Georgia GOP implodes. From voter communication to branding to candidate recruitment, we must instead fundamentally change the way we do business.