Four years ago, Move to Amend supporters participated in or first We the People Listen project, and it was a huge success. The ground has certainly shifted since...
We want to connect our work to the issues that folks care about, and the best way to do that is by listening to, and talking with, our neighbors and community members.
We the People Listen is a nationwide community door-knocking effort. Move to Amend volunteers will use a short survey to start people talking about what matters to them.
Our goals are to:
- Learn what's important to our communities and engage them to find out what they think about issues of democracy and corporate power.
- Build relationships and trust in our communities.
- Grow capacity and organizing skills of Move to Amend and our local groups.
- Grow support and number of petition signatures from diverse communities.
The campaign kicks off with a webinar on Wednesday, April 4 at 5:00pm Pacific/8:00pm Eastern. Click here to RSVP.
We'll provide you with everything you need to get started. This is a great project to form a new Move to Amend group around. We'll connect you with others in your area who want to get involved too. Or get together a team of your friends, or even just start listening to people by yourself!
Our listening project is an excellent opportunity for reconnecting with your neighbors, or to make your first connections. You'll be surprised how welcome you will be.
We agree with Max Beerbohm, a German quasi-contemporary of Mark Twain, who said:
We must stop talking about the American dream and start listening to the dreams of Americans.
Electronic communication is wonderful, but it lacks the personal touch. People really do appreciate face-to-face exchanges--and being listened to on issues they find important. Plus, the information we gather will inform our work and help us build the democracy movement powerful enough to amend the US Constitution.
If you are interested in the project and are unable to attend the webinar please RSVP anyway and we will send you the recording and let you know how to get involved in the campaign.
Talk to you next Wednesday,
Move to Amend Program Coordinator
P.S. Does the idea of knocking on doors sound intimidating? We've become so isolated in this country that the practice of talking to our neighbors is no longer common. It is reasonable to be a little nervous...
But when people find out that you're a volunteer, not selling anything but just at their door to hear from them about what matters, you'll find almost everyone is happy to share. Take a little risk in the name of democracy and RSVP for our webinar to learn more...