Posted 10 years ago on Oct. 27, 2011, 2:43 p.m. EST by aphrodite837
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A frequent theme arising out of these discussions is that our political system has been bought and we need to get the money out of politics if our government is ever going to work for the people. It is time for us to stop just talking about it and organize ourselves towards achieving this goal.
I believe these are the steps we need to take:
- Brainstorm and critique broad ideas
- Vote on which plan (or plans) to move forward with
- Determine the specifics for the chosen plan(s)
- Determine a way to achieve the plan(s)
- Make it happen
The first thing we need is a focused, constructive dialogue. I have created a document to compile and critique the different ideas people have been presenting. Please add your voice to this document. When it seems that the document is complete, we'll figure out how to vote on it. (Maybe survey monkey or something within the Google Docs? I could use help with the technical aspects of all of this. It also might be nice to figure out a dedicated website, but I don't know how to do that either.)
Here is the link to just the current document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14MNou3pijCZ6WeRCinuOmwo75Ul20-fZrlraL7aCzUE/edit?hl=en_US&pli=1
I tried to create a collection for the different steps. It should be able to be accessed here: https://docs.google.com/?tab=oo&authuser=0#folders/0B1uM3kld9n8oZjYxNDczNzctYTA3MC00NzkxLWIyY2EtYWYyY2M5YzQxMGU4
In addition to your help refining the document, I need your help advertising this effort. If you see anyone posting about campaign finance reform, make sure they know about this thread and the document. Comment on this thread frequently so that this goal stays visible and does not get lost in the noise. If your family and friends agree with our goal, try to get them involved in the discussion online.
Let's all demonstrate that this movement can and will organize towards specific goals!