Cope Shifts into High Gear for Grassroots Push
Seeking to capitalize on the excitement generated by Howard Dean's visit to Tampa, Deborah Cope (see photo), Democratic candidate for HD 57, is promoting a number of grassroots events to her supporters. The events are intended to not only support her candidacy, but also build a grassroots infrastructure in Tampa - a program in keeping with the DNC's "50 State Strategy."
Besides the obvious - encouraging people to contribute to her campaign - she is coming out strongly in support of "Democratic Reunion."
Democratic Reunion is a national Democratic grassroots outreach event. The goal is to take the Democratic message to 2 million homes across the country. In theTampa Bay area, volunteers from Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco Counties are being encouraged to attend a rally at Al Lopez Park and then heading out to knock on doors in all three counties.
One of the Hillsborough walks will take place in HD 57, where volunteers will be handing out information on Cope, as well as other candidates and for the Democratic party in general.