Grassroots 101 – Policy on lists and fundraising
Lists should be kept local. Please do not sell or give away. They belong to the ones who work to collect them. Lists are the gold of the movement. If you are a real grassroots organizer, you will take care of the lists collected and keep them in trusted local hands and email about events and campaigns to them, but never, never, never send them to ‘a national effort for a good cause’. Once you have done that you will have forever diluted your local efforts because they quickly migrate without your permission and to efforts and causes that may not even be about what you think they are about.
As we learn from our mistakes, this all leads up to a really big event on July 4th. We have momentum going and the present Administration is supplying plenty of fuel almost on a daily basis.
It’s time to get everybody on one page, and I think we can do it if we can just decide where that page will be.
And so, in the true spirit of the Old West and the American Frontier, perseverance and independance;
And they wonder why there are Teaparties from Coast to Coast? This is what fuels the anger, now to continue to channel that anger into useful action.
I am wondering even as we form this group if we can really do what needs to be done and yet having said that I am sure that we are supposed to form this group and see if we can discover our full purpose together. I am confident, that we are ‘called with purpose’. i am not sure that the full purpose is known to me and am more confident in you all than myself. Here is what I know.