Kucinich for President Virginia Leadership
Peter Rush responded to questions in a Dec. 30, 2003 e-mail:
No, I'm not on staff. Just a volunteer with 2 other full-time
jobs (working for a living 8-6 (including commute time), and having a home
life with wife and 2 kids, age 12 and 13).
On the campaign in Virginia, we are very slow in getting geared up.
Basically, when I stepped in 2 weeks ago as co-coordinator, I took over
administering our contact database in Kintera, and discovered how many
names, including lots of people saying they were eager to work, we had,
and hadn't contacted. I immediately prepared a cleaned up list and
began trying to farm it out to people to call people. It is moving,
but has been very slow because of the holiday. That for me was step
one. Step two will be matching people with activities. We still
haven't been able to find out what is available from the Democratic party
by way of names and phone numbers of registered Dems in the state, including
cost, since calling that list will be my highest priority, if we can get
it. No, we have no endorsements of any kind that I know of.
Steve Cerny provided some background in a January 3, 2004 e-mail:
I've been active in progressive politics since high school (early 70s)
and college (mid 70s) and worked on many campaigns since then including
the presidential campaigns of George McGovern in 1972, Fred Harris in 1976,
and Jerry Brown in 1980 and served in Dennis Kucinich's administration
when he was mayor of Cleveland in the late 70s (I first met him when I
was in high school). In the 1980s I was active mostly in local Cleveland
politics, Ohio politics to some extent, and in Central America anti-intervention
efforts. Professionally, after working as an organizer for a Citizen
Action predecessor organization in the Akron-Canton area, I returned to
I got involved with the Kucinich campaign in late October and became VA co-coordinator in late Nov. or early Dec.
Copyright © 2003 Eric M. Appleman/Democracy in Action