Saturday, March 24, 2012

The 99% SPRING - April 2012

Remember how Obama described the  Saul Alinsky Gamaliel organization?

In Chicago, the Developing Communities Project and other community organizations have pooled resources to form cooperative think tanks like the Gamaliel Foundation. These provide both a formal setting where experienced organizers can rework old models to fit new realities and a healthy environment for the recruitment and training of new organizers.


Then look at plan for the 99% SPRING and see if the tactic looks familiar.  From the "pooled resources" to the individual stories used to personalize the issue.  Then look to see which groups are behind the training program.

99% Spring Action Training

Event sponsor: MoveOn.org
320 West Pasadena Avenue #16
PHOENIX, AZ 85013
Central and Camelback
Tuesday, April 10th, 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM
video

What will the training include?
The training will provide an opportunity to bring our movement together so that we can equip ourselves with the skills we need to take direct action this spring. Right after we are trained, we will apply what we learned by taking action against the banking industry and Wall Street with actions all across the country. The training will focus on three key areas:

  • The economy. We will tell the story of our current economy: how we got here, who is responsible and what we can do about it. We will talk about what a new economic vision could look like that represents the values of the 99%.
  • Non-violent direct action. Knowing our movement history will help us tell the current story of the 99%. There is no better way to take action then by learning what social justice movements have done in the past. We have a rich history to draw from that can guide us as we take action this spring.
  • Take action. We'll learn how to take action by developing and preparing for tactics that will help build our movement's power. We will then use this information to take action on our own campaigns to win change.

 
The following organizations have called for a 99% Spring: Jobs With Justice, United Auto Workers, National Peoples Action, National Domestic Workers Alliance, MoveOn.org Civic Action, New Organizing Institute, Movement Strategy Center, The Other 98%, Service Employees International Union, Rebuild the Dream, UNITE-HERE (Endorsed Parraz for US Senate in 2010), Greenpeace, Institute for Policy Studies, PICO National Network (ALINSKY'S IAF), New Bottom Line, United Steel Workers, Working Families Party (COMMUNIST PARTY), Communications Workers of America, United States Student Association, Rainforest Action Network, American Federation of Teachers, Leadership Center for the Common Good, UNITY, National Guestworker Alliance, 350.org, The Ruckus Society, Citizen Engagement Lab, smartMeme Strategy & Training Project, Right to the City Alliance, Pushback Network, Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, Progressive Democrats of America, Change to Win, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, Campaign for America’s Future, Fuse Washington, Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment, Citizen Action of New York, Engage, United Electrical Workers Union, National Day Laborers Organizing Network, Alliance for a Just Society, The Partnership for Working Families, United Students Against Sweatshops, Presente.org

FIND A LOCAL TRAINING MEETING NEAR YOU.

WE ARE ALL BREITBART NOW.