Monday, January 1, 2018

2020 starts NOW!

2020 starts NOW!  

DO in 2018 what WE DID NOT DO in 2016 !

DEMOCRATIZE the Democratic Party!

2020 starts in 2018 !

2016 started in 2014 !

The Democratic Party people who will run the 
2020 Presidential Election
will SOON be elected 
@ Local Caucuses => State Conventions => @DNC 
in 2018! 

DO NOT get HACKed AGAIN !


EXAMPLE:

2018 Maine DEMS - Calendar

MAR  4 CAUCUSES

SELF-election to YOUR LOCAL TOWN/CITY Democractic Committee (just sign yourSELF up!)

- election of LOCAL delegates to COUNTY Democractic Committee

- election of LOCAL Delegates/Alternates to 2018 Democratic STATE CONVENTION

- circulate NOMINATING PETITIONS for Maine Democratic State Committee (DSC)
- 10 signatures of Delegates/Alternates to 2018 Democratic STATE CONVENTION
- most caucuses will have (10 +/-) most or all of the numbers you need right then & there THAT DAY at the caucus!  THEREFORE, to run for DSC you will not have to track down DSC Staff to get lists of Delegates/Alternates OR, worse, wait until the last minute! This will get you directly onto printed ballots for election by YOUR County Caucus at 2018 Democratic STATE CONVENTION  (MAY 18-20 in Lewiston)

- The 2018 Democratic STATE CONVENTION will elect the Maine Democratic State Committee (DSC) which will then set rules, dates, procedures, delegate selection plans for the 2020 Democratic PRESIDENTIAL Caucus & State Convention

- The 2020 Democratic STATE CONVENTION will elect DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (DNC) MEMBERS

- EACH STATE has some variation of this process with their own dates.  The trick is to ORGANIZE & PREPARE IN ADVANCE to take full advantage of every earliest opportunity to take command of your party to make sure it represents you & YOUR LOCAL TOWN/CITY & COUNTY.  

- Elections have consequences! PARTY ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES!  


- DO NOT leave a power vacuum for the hacks!  TAKE IT BACK for the grassroots people!

MAY 18-20 CONVENTION - LEWISTON

JUN 12 PRIMARY

NOV  6 GENERAL ELECTION DAY



Monday, September 4, 2017

Local Dream Teams in 200,000 precincts is the “moon shot” of this generation

THIS!


By @BillyWimsatt | DECEMBER 18, 2012 | The American Prospect @TheProspect

We need more people. Not just a few more. We need a lot more people—and we need them organized at the scale of corporate and right-wing power. In the next 10 to 20 years, with emerging technologies, a clear plan, and leadership, we can have local self-organized progressive neighborhood Dream Teams in all of the 200,000 precincts in the United States. Not only that, we can also have affinity-based Dream Teams: knitting-circle Dream Teams, transgender Christian basketball Dream Teams, divorced dads with kids Dream Teams, you name it.

Welcome to Organizing 3.0—21st-century style.

"Local Dream Teams in 200,000 precincts 
is the 'moon shot' of our generation."

Local Dream Teams in 200,000 precincts is the “moon shot” of our generation. It might sound impossible. But if we’re not serious about organizing at this scale, there is no way we’re ever going to win on climate, economic fairness, campaign finance, or other issues. Any political strategy that doesn’t include this level of organized people power is the political equivalent of fantasy football. It feels warm and fuzzy to daydream about, but it’s a nonstarter in the real world.

The Obama campaign’s neighborhood teams are an early prototype of the Dream Teams model. The next historical step is to build independent progressive neighborhood teams that are about more than just politics. Of course, Dream Teams will register and get out the vote when it’s election time. But that’s only one-quarter of what they will do. During the other three-quarters of the year, they will focus on local and national issues, community, culture, and building local economies. We need an updated organizing model that meets people where they’re at and rejuvenates them between election cycles.

New technologies will revolutionize our capacity to self-organize. Cutting-edge groups like the New Organizing Institute and Engage Network are experimenting with scalable self-organizing models, as are established groups like the Center for Community Change and MoveOn.org.

Keep in mind, we’re not the only ones trying to organize 200,000 precincts. Ralph Reed recently called for ten volunteers to self-organize every precinct in America. It’s crazy that no one on our side is even talking about organizing at that magnitude. That’s because we think that for everything we do, we need a grant from a foundation. Rick Warren built his 20,000-person “megachurch” from scratch without a single grant. Why? Not by organizing around issues. He did it by creating a beloved community with a narrative, which is what humans hunger for. Put another way: We need to grow a new movement culture, with DNA so irresistible that people want to self-organize it in every corner of our country. 



SEE ALSO: 

FEEL THE BERN - ONE BIG-TENT DEMOCRATIC FUN & FIERCE FORCE FOR CHANGE!

WOMEN MARCH in to Democratize the Democratic Party, PLEASE!






Sunday, March 12, 2017

POWER to BERN


The   BERNIE 2016  campaign clearly demonstrated the POWER to WIN

BOTH the Democratic Party Nomination AND the US Presidency!

This was Bernie's 1st national campaign AND it DID NOT EVEN TRY to take over the Democratic Party machinery to make it safe for democracy! 

This was actual power, clearly demonstrated against all establishment bureaucracy efforts.

What is the total eventual potential which could be developed and fully actualized?  

Was this 2016 actual demonstration 25% of potential? 50%? 75% 100%?

Only time will tell!

Many lessons, no doubt, have been learned.

Much experience has been gained!

Many battle scars are proudly sported! 

Many campaign stories are told & retold!

Our hunger for truth, peace, and justice grows stronger!

We, the people, need a Brand New Congress in 2018 and a Brand New President in 2020!

We, the people, need to stand Indivisible and work together with Justice Democrats for a Brand New Congress and make Our Revolution real and sustainable by building a strong grassroots network in 200,000 precincts in 50 states & territories and 
FEEL THE BERN in ONE BIG-TENT DEMOCRATIC FUN & FIERCE FORCE FOR CHANGE!


SEE ALSO:  

FEEL THE BERN - ONE BIG-TENT DEMOCRATIC FUN & FIERCE FORCE FOR CHANGE!

Components of POWER

The POWER Matrix




Thursday, March 2, 2017

Components of POWER


We, the PEOPLE, have vastly superior NUMBERS!  We do NOT need obscene resources to BUY numbers & organization. We, the PEOPLE, can balance the scales of justice as soon as we learn how to ORGANIZE! 

Organization is a CAPACITOR - it stores POWER!  Nature uses organization (biological complexity) to store life energy!

All POWER (sociopolitical) comes from PEOPLE!  Without local grassroots organization of, by, & for the PEOPLE, we have no place to store OUR POWER!  Consequently, our power gets sucked away from us only to get stored in organization of, by, & for corporations & the 1%.

Sustainable ORGANIZATION is the key to sustainable change.

SEE ALSO:  The POWER Matrix

Sunday, February 26, 2017

FEEL THE BERN - ONE BIG-TENT DEMOCRATIC FUN & FIERCE FORCE FOR CHANGE!

Elections are dominated by a 2-party system.

Party laws are variously adopted state-by-state.

Party operations are reserved to party officials.

Independents can withdraw, harass, & frustrate ... to a point.

ONLY to a point can independents challenge a 2-party system.

(...for now, until we, the people, take back our democracy and make it a free and independent open-source resource for all! ...in the meantime...)

Not convinced? 2016? Clinton? Trump? President Trump? American Carnage? 

STILL not convinced? Really? Really? Then, good luck to you. Take care. Farewell.

For those who take heart from Bernie's win - though stolen - ...

... we won once, we can, must, & will win again & again & again!

... we COULD have taken the party via Bernie's campaign, but...

... we saw neither the opportunity nor the threat & hindsight is 20/20.

... we now know our strength IF IF IF we use it wisely!

... we now know that we, the people, must gather together under ONE BIG TENT PARTY - The Democratic Party!

We must NOT leave the power grid to the greedy victimizers to become more emboldened & empowered!!!

It is OUR power & OUR power grid!!!

We must NOT help them divide us further so they can conquer us!!!

Band together to take back OUR party from local to the county to the state to the national!

Band together to take back OUR country!

Band together to march into every single Democratic Party meeting to make it a FUN & FIERCE FORCE for change! 

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

WOMEN MARCH in to Democratize the Democratic Party

WOMEN MARCH in to Democratize the Democratic Party, PLEASE!

We, the people, can EITHER, march,

ONLY, our MANY separate ways (chaos), OR, 

ONLY, our ONE collective way (order), OR,

ALL, our MANY & ONE balanced ways, (harmony)

together, stronger, generating synergy in a unified grassroots network.


We, the people, require a unified grassroots network infrastructure

to connect our diverse & dynamic actions working change

to collect & direct our whole power into the power grid at election time

to elect (new) leaders representing US

in 200,000 precincts across 50 states + territories


Therefore, we can EITHER:

A) design, debate, deliberate, decide, engineer, build, & operate a
NEW ORGANIZATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE

- OR -

B) TAKE BACK WHAT IS OURS, ALREADY!

Repair, evolve, & envigorate the Democratic Party

to make it the party of the people & the party of democracy.


It ALREADY EXISTS in 200,000 precincts & it ALREADY LINKS into the power grid

which, ultimately, is where real & lasting change is actualized

by electing leaders to REPRESENT US!


OPTION A: complicated, risky, time-consuming

OPTION B: simple, safe, READY TO GO! ... RIGHT NOW!


2018 is happening RIGHT NOW!

2020 happens right AFTER!


We, the people, have state legislatures, governorships, congressional seats, and a White House to TAKE BACK for the PEOPLE!


Monday, January 23, 2017

FRAME FOR AMERICA'S FUTURE - 2017

FRAME FOR AMERICA'S FUTURE - 2017

We, the people, require a unified grassroots network infrastructure

to connect our diverse & dynamic actions working change

to collect & direct our whole power into the power grid at election time

to elect (new) leaders representing US

in 200,000 precincts across 50 states + territories


Therefore, we can EITHER:

A) design, debate, deliberate, decide, engineer, build, & operate a
NEW ORGANIZATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE

- OR -

B) TAKE BACK WHAT IS OURS, ALREADY!

Repair, evolve, & envigorate the Democratic Party

to make it the party of the people & the party of democracy.


It ALREADY EXISTS in 200,000 precincts & it ALREADY LINKS into the power grid

which, ultimately, is where real & lasting change is actualized

by electing leaders to REPRESENT US!


OPTION A: complicated, risky, time-consuming

OPTION B: simple, safe, READY TO GO! ... RIGHT NOW!


2018 is happening RIGHT NOW!

2020 happens right AFTER!


We have state legislatures, governorships, congressional seats, and a White House to TAKE BACK for the PEOPLE!