Building the Grassroots through self-sustaining, regular Precinct Town Meetings is NOT a duplication. What we are offering is a structure for the missing link to make our elected representatives accountable. That has been missing from the typical informational meeting.
As we build this structure, the information groups will be better able to extend their influence than they can now. Some of them have mailing lists numbering in the thousands. If they are able to motivate those on their lists to get involved in the Precinct Town Meetings, they will reach many more people with their message.
While it is true there may be some informational overlap, it is of little concern. In fact, we will be reaching out to many of these information groups to help provide programs for our monthly video web casts.