Posted 3 years ago on Dec. 8, 2011, 2:12 p.m. EST by ogmos
from Los Angeles, CA
This content is user submitted and not an official statement
A sharp knife works better because it concentrates all the force into a very narrow area.
Bearing that in mind, we can consider supporting only one item at a time to maximize effectiveness.
Pick one situation, explain it clearly so anyone can grasp what it is, why is behind it and why it's so important. It might even be best to stick to pointing out specific pieces of legislation (at first).
For example, elimination of the Bush tax cuts or reinstatement of Glass-Steagall. What is it and why is it relevant? Who supported it and why. This will shine a spotlight on specific legislators and keep them accountable.
If everyone starts talking about reinstatement of Glass-Steagall all over the country, it will soon be adopted. The public will see that the objectives are reasonable and achievable, the movement is clear and trustworthy.
The public will gain a sense that things can actually change, and the movement will gain more momentum and traction with the 99%.