January 23, 2005
By Henri Poole, 1/25/05 - 5:43pm This is an email from Henri Poole to colleagues on the Kucinich Campaign. This was sent on October 1, 2003. Many of these ideas are now available in the CivicActions tool suite. I started working on this campaign with a goal of bringing millions of new supporters into our movement, and I describe below some of the projects that have been started (or we would like to start) and will need minimal energy in order to take off. I hope you can find a moment in your schedule to read. So, the Goal here is to bring millions of people and tens of thousands of communities into alignment with Dennis, to get them in the habit of acting and inviting their friends to act, and ultimately to get them to donate and physically vote. The Strategy is to enable collective action by bringing people together around powerfull causes, like peace. The anti-war movement has begun mobilizing again and will grow over the coming months, and we have to opportunity to bring Dennis' message to every corner of every demonstration, if we can empower people to self-organize. Dennis can be the ultimate expression of peace for these millions of people. More than anything, people want companionship. We don't want to be divided, and if we can bring like-minded people together, they will appreciate Dennis and this campaign for giving them the tools. The individual and community actions enabled by these tools can be easily measured to determine our effectiveness at obtaining our goals.