Arianna Huffington to emcee the New Grassroots News Conference: 10 innovative organizations use creativity to beat Bush

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Arianna Huffington / New Grassroots News Conference,including Mainstreet Moms / during the Democratic National Convention in Boston


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Arianna Huffington to emcee the New Grassroots News Conference: 10 innovative organizations use creativity to beat Bush

Wednesday, July 28th at 10:15am in the Old West Church, Boston

They don't look like wild-eyed left-wing activists. They are parents on line at the supermarket. They are retirees and singletons and college kids with American flag tattoos. The MMOB is part of a growing DIY political phenomenon-- new grassroots organizations who use imagination, consumer marketing insight, and the Internet to help John Kerry win on November 2nd.

Mainstreet Moms Oppose Bush has invited Arianna Huffington and a sampler of fellow activists to showcase the strength, ingenuity and solidarity of the New Grassroots. Groups participating in this joint news conference include: ACT, ActBlue, Billionaires for Bush, DemSwingers, Driving Votes, Indyvoter, ReDefeatBush, Run Against Bush, and Running In Heels.

All have an upbeat andcolorful approach to political change. Megan Matson, founder of The MMOB says, "We're celebrating a revival of participatory democracy that will last beyond this year's explosion of grassroots action. We share a solidarity of purpose, and an innovative diversity of tactics."

About The MMOB: Mainstreet Moms Oppose Bush is a grassroots, get-out-the-vote initiative. Inspired by Howard Dean‚s campaign, Megan Matson, a California mother of three, decided she had the power to reach out to the millions of women that did not vote in the 2000 presidential election. She created nationwide Adopt-A-Swing-State letter writing parties being held until November. Over 1,000 mothers, sons, daughters and dads have joined The MMOB to send personal notes to single moms in key states, reminding them how much their vote matters.

The MMOB is a Political Action Committee (section 527) and is registered with the Federal Election Commission. The MMOB is not authorized by any Candidate or Candidate's Committee.

The historic federal-style Old West Church is a short walk from either the FleetCenter or the Government Center T stop. 131 Cambridge Street (corner of Staniford St.), Boston 02114

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