Wow, poking around the internet for a few minutes and I stumble upon the mother load of Blue Tiger videos. The following are parts of a talk on Internet Giving and Civic Engagement, but before that, read this section of the press release announcing the new arrangement between Blue Tiger and the Michigan Democrats:

The Michigan Democratic Party and Blue Tiger Democrats perceive the lack of respect and credibility for politicians and political parties to be a paramount problem.

Consider this:

• From 2000 to 2004, there has been a 21% increase in the number of self-identified independents;
• Membership in state and local political organizations has been cut in half over the
past forty years while financial contributions have increasingly replaced time commitment;
• 70% of all funds raised go to television advertisements that generally hurt the credibility of political parties; and
• $1.6 billion in 2004 campaign contributions went to political advertisements while nearly nothing went to local civic engagement.

The videos are three parts of a presentation and group discussion. If you follow this link to one of the videos, you should be able to find plenty of other videos of Blue Tiger activities in the sidebar.

I know I’ve said in the past that those Blue Tigers need to do a better job on the internet, but it is just sad that it has taken me so long to find these videos.

I need to do a better job keeping an eye on their site. The movies where here all along, but I wouldn’t have missed them had the Blue Tigers launched a blog.