There’s been a fair bit of discussion recently about the wisdom of Giuliani and Palin’s attacks on Obama’s time working as a community organizer. Whether they went over the line.
I saw them merely as responses to the Obama camps characterization of Palin as a “small-town mayor.” Both attacks are valid in my mind. Neither of those resume items qualify them to be President.
That being said, many people might not understand exactly what it is that a community organizer does. IowaHawk tries to explain.
What do community organizers do? As you know, Americans today are struggling with problems. These problems include rising unemployment, energy cost, alienation, animosity, corporations, and increased death. Like no other time in our history, Americans are staring into an abyss of a hellhole of helplessness. And this is where community organizers like me come in and provide needed solutions. Specifically, America’s community organizers:
* reach out and work with communities in various ways.
* liaison with, and for, community agencies for service within affected areas.
* fight to make a difference.
* raise awareness.
* deal with community issues.
* raise awareness in the community of how we are making differences about undealt-with issues .
* when necessary, refer inquiries to outreach coordinators.
* Help coordination agency administrators identify and address outreach opportunities.
* model timetables and conceptualize benchmarks.
* issue guidelines for poster contests and interpretive dance festivals.
* Gather voter registrations, win valuable prizes.