best resurgence of grassroots energy in the democratic party New York 2003 - HOWARD DEAN MEET-UPS
For all the rhetoric of the Internet and democratization, a handful of people grabbing a drink and talking politics in dive bars for HOWARD DEAN MEET-UPS has grown to over 100,000 active supporters nationwide. The watershed moment was at Essex Lounge in March. Now people all over are getting organized to take back their party, and country. Believe the hype; this is a new and growing grassroots. Woody Guthrie wrote it out decades ago: "You're bound to lose, you fascists."