(Ed chimes in… – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno)
In the name of getting our state committee to update its out-of-date technology (and inspire RTCs to do the same) I am writing today to support Steve Aylward for Vice Chair.
Everyone is in favor of doing more with technology, and everyone agrees that the SC is way behind, but no one does anything about it. Chairman Maginn has a background in software, so we have someone at the top who is, at a minimum, not going to stand in the way of updating party technology, even though I am certain he will fully support that.
However, he has many duties unrelated to technology, and someone on the state committee must actually make this happen. This is, in my opinion, the most important thing the SC can do. It will make it much easier to accomplish everything else the party needs to do (raise money, coordinate across RTCs and campaigns, improve registration, and more). As new technology is incredibly cheap, this is just a question of willpower and leadership.
I recently had dinner with Steve Aylward, and he totally “gets it”. I have heard other, long-time SC members tell me that the membership is so tech-averse, that it just isn’t possible to do much. I think that Steve, like other new SC members I have spoken to, knows that this is no longer a nice-to-have thing, but an essential thing.
I believe that, as Vice Chair, Steve would make this a top priority and no longer accept the excuses of the past. The SC, to be effective, must change, and I believe Steve can really help here.