A blog discussion on (Activism, Inc. by Dana Fisher ) how progressive groups contract out their political canvassing. This discussion that follows covers different sides of the debate--do all progressive groups outsource their campaigning? Does it include environmental advocacy AND political campaigns? Are there any groups that use a combination of local and outsourced staff (like ACORN)? Another comment makes the point that like right-wing organizations, some progressive groups are tapping into local faith-based networks as well. Read the discussion here.