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We are stronger together. That is why they pit us against each other.

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

Nicholas Klein (1884–1951), American Labor Union Advocate

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Organizing People to take Action

Together we can create change.

A well organized group of people, acting peacefully, is necessary to enact change when monied interests would prefer that change does not occur. Together we can create the change that we expect out of our institutions but so often feel that is out of reach.

Our current areas of concentration

We are concentrating on the following topics to bring change.

Voting Rights
Voting Reform
Climate Change
Climate Change
Truth in Journalism
Truth in Journalism

We can organize efficiently and effectively.

Strategies, not tactics.

Individually we can call our congresspeople, write letters and even bring lawsuits. But none of these tactics force business and government leaders to the table to make change.

Moving obstacles out of the way.

Time and time again we manage to get so close to change that we know needs to happen for progress. Time and time again, at the last minute, an obstacle gets in the way.

Working together toward a goal.

If we are able to organize and create a sustained effort that allows us to still do the things we need to survive and, at the same time, fit in the time to work together toward a goal, together we can achieve great things.

Dialogue and then action.

There is a time for dialogue and there is a time for let our voices be heard through our action and inaction, through our lack of willingness to accept the status quo.

  • But I must confess that I am not afraid of the word "tension." I have earnestly opposed violent tension, but there is a type of constructive, nonviolent tension which is necessary for growth.

    Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • And my friends, in this story you have a history of this entire movement. First they ignore you. Then they ridicule you. And then they attack you and want to burn you. And then they build monuments to you. And that is what is going to happen to the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America.

    Nicholas Klein - American labor union advocate and attorney
  • When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always.

    Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
  • I have come to believe that crisis in necessary to bring about fundamental or radical change. I see the edge of chaos as the moment or space that precedes deep shifts in power.

    Lisa Fithian
  • The most common way people give up their power is thinking they don't have it.

    Lisa Fithian