Got this from moveon.org - very excited
You can also go to moveon.org if this is something you'd like to start in your community.
Dear MoveOn member,
This spring, every corner of our movement is working together to pave the way for a huge
wave of direct action—the 99% Spring.
That's why right now we're organizing a massive effort to train 100,000 people—in the course of just one week—on how to take nonviolent direct action in spirit of Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. We'll be preparing ourselves to join an unprecedented series of actions planned nationwide to confront corporate power holders, end tax giveaways to the 1%, fight the influence of money in politics, and more. If you've never taken action before, now's the time—the stakes are so high.
It's a bold vision, but it can work if huge numbers of us join in.
The first step is to go to a 99% Spring action training. There's one in Springfield on Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2012, at 5:30 PM. Can you join in?
Right now, our movement is using direct action more and more, and we're uniting to take it to the next level during the 99% Spring because we need fundamental change in this country.
Our economy is broken. The 1% are amassing more wealth and influence
than ever and far too many of our leaders refuse to do what it takes to
make the system work for the rest of us. We're in an election year, but
instead of listening to the 99% and proposing solutions, we keep hearing
politicians talk about more spending cuts and tax breaks for the 1%.
We have to make our call for change louder, bolder, and impossible to ignore.
If we do, we'll transform the political landscape in America. We'll see cable news filled with reports every day about people standing up to the 1%. Stories of people flooding the streets demanding fundamental change in our economy, of Wall Street executives confronted face-to-face by everyday people demanding accountability, of politicians forced to explain why they refuse to fight for the 99%.
That's the vision for the 99% Spring—it's up to all of us to turn it
into a reality. The first step is coming together in unprecedented
numbers to train and prepare ourselves for action. The
trainings will be a fun, interactive experience where you'll not only
learn new skills, but also meet other people in your area who want to take
action and stand up for the 99%.
Will you participate in the 99% Spring action training in Springfield on Wednesday, Apr. 11, 2012, at 5:30 PM?
More than 1,000 MoveOn members nationwide have already volunteered to
help run the trainings. They've been coached by master trainers and have
been working for weeks in partnership with local groups to prepare the events.
It's like nothing we've ever tried before, but the response has been amazing because progressives everywhere understand that we can't afford to let our families and our communities suffer under a broken system any longer.
Together, we can do something amazing this spring.
Thanks for all you do.–Lenore, Joan, Robin, Carrie, and the rest of the team
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