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Anthony Thigpenn: “We clearly work in inner-city, low-income communities of color, primarily. We also, over the last several years, have branched out and tried to recruit, mainly though building alliances, other people in white neighborhoods, middle class neighborhoods because we think that’s the kind of power equation we have to build[….] So that’s kind of the first cut, just looking at the overall demographics of a neighborhood given our mission and our alliance building strategy. A second cut is then to begin looking at the voters. Are there large immigrant populations of voters or unregistered voters, for that matter? Are there numbers of young voters in those neighborhoods who are not voting? So we can find neighborhoods and precincts that with effort we can maximize the result. It doesn’t do a lot of good to target a neighborhood where there’s very high voter participation. So looking at that next level and making sure that there are constituencies that we can target, and with effort make a measurable difference, would be another criteria.”