Where's the Caucus Action? #DPW09 | WisCommunity

Where's the Caucus Action? #DPW09

I just spent some time taking a whirlwind tour of the caucuses - what there was of them.  The largest was the Women's caucus, with about 25 people attending.  Many of the delegates were milling aound in the hallway trying to find their caucuses, many of which seemed to be spitefully hidden by the building designers. 

Sadly, I helped two Latina women find the Hispanic Caucus, and when they arrived there thy discovered they were the Hispanic caucus.  The LGBT Caucus had a spirited discussion, though a small one.  Several of the caucuses I visited were grappling with the same problem - they weren't really sure what it was they were supposed to be doing.  This was all a surprise to me, as a first-time state convention attendee.  Really, there's gotta be a  little more involvement and leadership involved than this.  I've run caucuses at event like YearlyKOS/NetrootsNation, and they were fired up and noisy affairs.  Why can't the party come up with a little more excitement?

[img_assist|nid=3854|title=Beer Caucus|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=300|height=225]I did note, however, that nobody was at the same time having any trouble finding the beer and snacks "caucus" such as it was.  It was very heavily attended. With all the issues and problems we face as a nation and as a state, I thought there'd be a much higher level of individual involvement. Not the first time I've been surprised, and probably won't be the last.

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June 12, 2009 - 6:07pm

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