Wednesday, May 31, 2006

My Day Job Last Night

One reason -- among many -- for the sparse posting lately has been a flurry of activity in my part-time gig as a contract organizer for the Ohio Fair Schools Campaign. Last night we held an organizing meeting to get an Akron-based school advocacy group off the ground. We got some pretty good press in today's Beacon as well as a preview piece last week. Channel 23 was there with a camera rolling, but since they didn't stick around to get stand-ups, I'm not sure we'll make it to air.

I'll be posting updates and meeting previews from here on out. We also hope to have some sort of bare-bones, rudimentary, geeks-will-abuse-it, website up in the near future. At that point I'll have a link up.

I set my sites on having the core organizing folks, plus maybe five new people. We had eighteen people in the room, not counting me and press. People are getting energized about this issue.