Governments are the LAST to figure things out. (Mainstream news media are the next-to-last.)
They will do what we want ONLY WHEN a strong nonviolent grassroots movement forces them to do what is needed.
Recent history has proved this a number of times. (In the 1960s Congress passed civil rights legislation only because the Civil Rights Movement forced them to. President Obama opposed LGBTQ rights to marriage until the grassroots movement forced him to support equal rights. The list goes on and on.)
Our local community includes a number of people who want to protect the environment – and protect the broad public interest – from abuses by powerful economic interests. Their economic power gives them political power. We must build a strong, savvy nonviolent grassroots movement to mobilize ”people-power” to change our local political culture so it will understand the issues in our way, and so it will effectively push (or replace) local officials.
Then we can be role models for other local communities to replicate our successes elsewhere at local levels and build a statewide movement to accomplish our agenda for public policies.
I invite us to EMPOWER OURSELVES with savvy skills and strategies.
SEE THIS INVITATION – and reply if you’re interested:
Powerful forces keep making many issues worse.
But YOU can reverse those trends and proactively push to make progress on issues YOU care about!
I’m offering again my series of 6 workshops on Nonviolent Grassroots Organizing so YOU can empower yourself with insights, strategies, and practical ways to make progress on issues YOU care about.
PLEASE SIGN UP NOW to take these 6 workshops on Monday evenings June 29 through August 3, 2020, through Zoom video meetings on your computer, so PEOPLE EVERYWHERE CAN PARTICIPATE from home.
See this flyer: 6 workshops on NV Grassroots Organizing — FLYER
The series will run from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on six Monday evenings (June 29 through August 3, 2020).
Please sign up now and I’ll tell you the Zoom meeting ID and password.
For EVERY issue you care about (peace, climate, economics, democracy, social justice, human rights, etc.), the REAL SOLUTIONS will come when people organize nonviolently and strategically at the grassroots.
ALL OF US — new people, experienced organizers, and everybody in between — can STRENGTHEN OUR SKILLS and add resources to our “toolboxes” so we can make more progress in working on our issues.
Please see information on the flyer I attached to this e-mail, and SIGN UP NOW!
Questions? Phone me at (360) 491-9093 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org