Monday, September 19, 2016

Virginians tweeting for Trump against the corruption

Virginians are tweeting for Trump to defeat Clinton corruption and also lead the charge against the corruption of Congress.

In order to Make America Great Again, these Virginians are demanding that the current Congress face up to and act on its corruption before Nov. 8th, or face eviction from office.

Please join these Virginians and become part of the Trump "ground game" in Virgina, by (i) sending Trump a tweet, (ii) sending tweets to Senators Warner and Kaine and Virginia's representatives in Congress, and (iii) sending tweets to other Virginians. Scroll down this blog entry for sending sending the tweets.

REASONS TO TWEET FOR TRUMP AGAINST THE CORRUPTION
The Clinton corruption of the past 25 years keeps welling up. Its most egregious manifestation is being revealed in The Clinton Foundation.

In his campaign, Trump is lambasting the Clintons on their corruption.

There is other widespread corruption Trump has been outspoken on.

In the very first debate, Trump was brutally honest. Here's the video of that.



On August 16th Trump tweeted a video that "we are going to make this a government of the people once again."

In video (below) Trump slams the "pay for play" corruption of Hillary Clinton, the "profiteering," and the "favors given to foreign corporations and governments," all being "not acceptable," "corrupt" and bringing "great dishonor" on our government.

On the goal of making this "a government of the people once again", Trump says this is "the last chance" for the people to take back their power, and that the "establishment is scared" and "has no idea how many people are going to come out on Nov. 8th and vote"

Virginia is a battleground state for Trump to defeat the Clinton corruption and lead the charge against the corruption of Congress. You can be part of the Trump "ground game" in Virginia by sending tweets.

If you receive a tweet and come to this webpage, please tweet and join the Trump "ground game" in Virginia.

Thank you.

FIRST SEND TRUMP A TWEET
To send Trump a tweet for defeating the Clinton corruption and to lead the charge against Congressional corruption, click on the below link. The tweet you send will have a link to this blog entry (Virginians tweeting for Trump against the corruption).  Also your tweet will contain, and show up under, the Twitter hashtag #FixCongressNow.


SECOND, SEND TWEETS TO WARNER, KAINE AND VA REPS IN CONGRESS
You can send tweets by clicking on the below links. The tweet you send will have a link to this blog entry (Virginians tweeting for Trump against the corruption). Also your tweet will contain, and show up under, the Twitter hashtag #VaPolitics.

Tweet here to Senator Warner
Tweet here to Senator Kaine
Tweet here to Rep. Wittman
Tweet here to Rep. Rigell
Tweet here to Rep. Scott
Tweet here to Rep. Forbes
Tweet here to Rep. Hurt
Tweet here to Rep. Goodlatte
Tweet here to Rep. Brat
Tweet here to Rep. Beyer
Tweet here to Rep.Griffith
Tweet here to Rep. Comstock
Tweet here to Rep. Connolly


THIRD, SEND TWEETS TO VIRGINIA VOTERS
The meat for a Trump "ground game" in Virginia is for tens of thousands of tweets to be sent to Virginia voters. This is to be accomplished by a pyramiding of tweets.

Here is a suggested tweet to be used for the pyramiding.
Join Trump tweeting Virginians against Clinton corruption and Cong'l corruption. http://2016candidatesdeclarations.blogspot.com/2016/09/virginians-tweeting-for-trump-against.html
(If you prefer another tweet, feel free to compose your own, the only important element being a link to this webpage http://2016candidatesdeclarations.blogspot.com/2016/09/virginians-tweeting-for-trump-against.html )

Next you start sending your tweet message to Virginia voters in your geographic location. individually. This can be done easily by finding Twitter accounts of newspapers, TV stations, chambers of commerce, schools, political organizations, and others in your geographical area and sending your tweets to followers of those Twitter accounts.

For example, if you live in the Richmond area, you might use these follower lists to find Virgina voters to send tweets to:
https://twitter.com/richmonddotcom/followers

In doing your tweeting, you are repetitively sending the same tweet message. This can be done efficiently. Get the tweet message on your mouse clipboard, go to the follower list you are using for your tweeting, start with the first person on the list you want to tweet to, and do this:
1. Right click on person's Twitter name.
2. Choose "open in new tab"
3. Go to the new tab.
4. Click on the "Tweet to" button.
5. Paste the tweet message in the box.
6. Hit the "Tweet" button.
7. Close the tab, which takes you back to the list
8. Go on to next person, and repeat above steps.
You should be able to send 30 to 40 tweets in a half hour. Send as many tweets as you are willing to. Don't worry about any duplication that you think may arise.

The idea is for recipients of your tweets who click on the link in the tweet will come to this webpage and then join in and do their own tweeting to other Pennsylvanians in their locale. The goal is to produce a pyramiding of tweets that reaches tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvania voters across the state.




Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Michiganders want to know

Who in our Congress sells access and favors?

In this election, Michiganders (and Americans everywhere) are being bombarded about the corruption of money in politics. Videos about this are set forth below.

The Michigan legislative delegation in Washington DC is in a position to have the best sense about the selling of access and favors that goes on in Congress; the delegation should level with Michiganders about this; and if Michigan's Representatives in Congress won't level, they ought to be voted out of office on November 8th.

Michiganders are taking steps to demand this before November 8th.

Here is what they are doing.

TWEETS TO LEGISLATIVE DELEGATION
Michiganders are sending tweets to Senators Stabenow and Peters and to their House Representatives in Congress. This is being done by Michiganders coming to this webpage and  clicking on the below links. The tweet being sent has a link to this blog entry (Michiganders want to know).  Also the tweet contains, and will show up under, the Twitter hashtag #mipolitics..

Tweet here to Senator Stabenow
Tweet here to Senator Peters
Tweet here to Rep. Benishek
Tweet here to Rep.Huizenga
Tweet here to Rep. Amash
Tweet here to Rep. Moolenaar
Tweet here to Rep. Kildee
Tweet here to Rep. Upton
Tweet here to Rep. Walberg
Tweet here to Rep. Bishop
Tweet here to Rep. Levin
Tweet here to Rep. Miller
Tweet here to Rep. Trott
Tweet here to Rep. Dingell
Tweet here to Rep. Conyers
Tweet here to Rep. Lawrence



TWEETS TO OTHER MICHIGANDERS
Michiganders are sending tweets to other Michiganders to get them to come to this webpage and join in the tweeting. This is being done by using the follower lists on selected Michigan based Twitter accounts and sending individual tweets to the persons on the follower lists.

A tweet that is being used used for this is:
Join Michiganders tweeting about the selling of access and favors in Congress. http://2016candidatesdeclarations.blogspot.com/2016/09/michiganders-want-to-know.html
To send their tweets, Michiganders are using follower lists of Twitter accounts in Michigan to find Michigan voters to tweet to.. For example, if a Michigander joining in this tweeting is in the 2nd Congressional district, the followers of the Muskegon Chronicle might be used.
https://twitter.com/MuskegonChron/followers

In doing the tweeting, the same tweet message is being sent repetitively. This can be done efficiently. The tweet message is put on the mouse clipboard. Then, on the follower list being used to send tweets, a first person on the list is selected, and this is done:
1. Right click on person's Twitter name.
2. Choose "open in new tab"
3. Go to the new tab.
4. Click on the "Tweet to" button.
5. Paste the tweet message in the box.
6. Hit the "Tweet" button.
7. Close the tab, which takes you back to the list
8. Go on to next person, and repeat above steps.
Thirty to forty tweets can be sent in a half hour. Tweeters decide for themselves how many tweets to send. There is not a need tot worry about any duplication that you think may arise.

The idea is for recipients of the tweets to click on the link in the tweet, come to this webpage, and send tweets to the Michigan legislative delegation in Washington (using the above links) and also join in and do their own tweeting to other Michiganders as described above. The goal is to produce a pyramiding of tweets that reaches tens of thousands of Michigan voters.

VIDEOS, ETC., RE SELLING OF ACCESS
This has come to the forefront because of The Clinton Foundation

Recently, on Fox & Friends, Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions strongly condemned contributions to The Clinton Foundation and the buying of access to American leaders. See below video


In the very first debate, Trump was astoundingly forthright about the buying of access and favors connected with campaign contributions. Here's the video of that.



Controversy has now sprung up whether Trump engaged in pay to play with Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.

Video clips at http://www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/watch/bill-clinton-deals-with-hillarys-messy-stuff-462884931555 contain Bill Clinton statements that he is unsure about whether donors to The Clinton Foundation were seeking favors. (What does the Michigan legislative delegation say about this? Do they say they don't know whether their own campaign contributors are seeking favors?)

In this election, the Michigan legislative delegation in Washington should talk to Michiganders about the selling of access and favors in Congress; whether that is corrupt,  and, if so, what should Congress do to fix the corruption. If the delegation does not do that, they should be voted out of office on November 8th.

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Monday, September 5, 2016

Pennsylvanians tweeting for Trump against the corruption

Pennsylvanians are tweeting for Trump to defeat Clinton corruption and also lead the charge against the corruption of Congress.

In order to Make America Great Again, these Pennsylvanians are demanding that the current Congress face up to and act on its corruption before Nov. 8th, or face eviction from office.

Please join these Pennsylvanians and become part of the Trump "ground game" in Pennsylvania, by (i) sending Trump a tweet, (ii) sending tweets to Senators Casey and Toomey and Pennsylvania's representatives in Congress, and (iii) sending tweets to other Pennsylvanians. Scroll down this blog entry for sending sending the tweets.

REASONS TO TWEET FOR TRUMP AGAINST THE CORRUPTION
The Clinton corruption of the past 25 years keeps welling up. Its most egregious manifestation is being revealed in The Clinton Foundation.

In his campaign, Trump is lambasting the Clintons on their corruption.

There is other widespread corruption Trump has been outspoken on.

In the very first debate, Trump was brutally honest. Here's the video of that.



On August 16th Trump tweeted a video that "we are going to make this a government of the people once again."

In video (below) Trump slams the "pay for play" corruption of Hillary Clinton, the "profiteering," and the "favors given to foreign corporations and governments," all being "not acceptable," "corrupt" and bringing "great dishonor" on our government.

On the goal of making this "a government of the people once again", Trump says this is "the last chance" for the people to take back their power, and that the "establishment is scared" and "has no idea how many people are going to come out on Nov. 8th and vote"

Pennsylvania is a battleground state for Trump to defeat the Clinton corruption and lead the charge against the corruption of Congress. You can be part of the Trump "ground game" in Pennsylvania by sending tweets.

If you receive a tweet and come to this webpage, please tweet and join the Trump "ground game" in Pennsylvania.

Thank you.

FIRST SEND TRUMP A TWEET
To send Trump a tweet for defeating the Clinton corruption and to lead the charge against Congressional corruption, click on the below link. The tweet you send will have a link to this blog entry (Pennsylvanians tweeting for Trump against the corruption).  Also your tweet will contain, and show up under, the Twitter hashtag #FixCongressNow.


SECOND, SEND TWEETS TO CASEY, TOOMEY AND PA REPS IN CONGRESS
You can send tweets by clicking on the below links. The tweet you send will have a link to this blog entry (Pennsylvanians tweeting for Trump against the corruption). Also your tweet will contain, and show up under, the Twitter hashtag #PaPolitics.

Tweet here to Senator Casey
Tweet here to Senator Toomey
Tweet here to Rep. Brady
Tweet here to Rep. Kelly
Tweet here to Rep. Perry
Tweet here to Rep. Thompson
Tweet here to Rep. Costello
Tweet here to Rep. Meehan
Tweet here to Rep. Fitzpatrick
Tweet here to Rep. Shuster
Tweet here to Rep. Marino
Tweet here to Rep. Barletta
Tweet here to Rep. Rothfus
Tweet here to Rep. Boyle
Tweet here to Rep. Doyle
Tweet here to Rep. Dent
Tweet here to Rep. Pitts
Tweet here to Rep. Cartwright
Tweet here to Rep. Murphy


THIRD, SEND TWEETS TO PENNSYLVANIA VOTERS
The meat for a Trump "ground game" in Pennsylvania is for tens of thousands of tweets to be sent to Pennsylvania voters. This is to be accomplished by a pyramiding of tweets.

Here is a suggested tweet to be used for the pyramiding.
Join Trump tweeting Pennsylvanians against Clinton corruption and Cong'l corruption. http://2016candidatesdeclarations.blogspot.com/2016/09/pennsylvanians-tweeting-for-trump.html
(If you prefer another tweet, feel free to compose your own, the only important element being a link to this webpage http://2016candidatesdeclarations.blogspot.com/2016/09/pennsylvanians-tweeting-for-trump.html )

Next you start sending your tweet message to Pennsylvania voters in your geographic location. individually. This can be done easily by finding Twitter accounts of newspapers, TV stations, chambers of commerce, schools, political organizations, and others in your geographical area and sending your tweets to followers of those Twitter accounts.

For example, if you live in the Pittsburgh area, you might use these follower lists to find Pennsylvania voters to send tweets to:
https://twitter.com/ThinkShadyside/followers
https://twitter.com/DowntownPitt/followers
https://twitter.com/PGHCityPaper


In doing your tweeting, you are repetitively sending the same tweet message. This can be done efficiently. Get the tweet message on your mouse clipboard, go to the follower list you are using for your tweeting, start with the first person on the list you want to tweet to, and do this:
1. Right click on person's Twitter name.
2. Choose "open in new tab"
3. Go to the new tab.
4. Click on the "Tweet to" button.
5. Paste the tweet message in the box.
6. Hit the "Tweet" button.
7. Close the tab, which takes you back to the list
8. Go on to next person, and repeat above steps.
You should be able to send 30 to 40 tweets in a half hour. Send as many tweets as you are willing to. Don't worry about any duplication that you think may arise.

The idea is for recipients of your tweets who click on the link in the tweet will come to this webpage and then join in and do their own tweeting to other Pennsylvanians in their locale. The goal is to produce a pyramiding of tweets that reaches tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvania voters across the state.

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Americans tweeting for Trump against the corruption

Join Americans who want Trump to defeat Clinton corruption and to lead the charge against the corruption of Congress.

In order to Make Make America Great Again, demand that the current Congress face up to and act on its corruption before Nov. 8th, or face eviction from office.

To do this and be part of Trump's "ground game" wherever you are in the United States:

FIRST SEND TRUMP A TWEET THAT SAYS
 I am a [State identification, Alaskan, etc] tweeting for you against Clinton and Cong'l corruption. http://2016candidatesdeclarations.blogspot.com/2016/09/americans-tweeting-for-trump-against.html 
You can send a tweet by clicking on the link below for the State you are from. The tweet you send will have a link to this blog entry (Americans tweeting for Trump against the corruption).  Also your tweet will contain, and show up under, the Twitter hashtag #FixCongressNow.
































After you send your tweet to Trump, consider whether you would like a tweeting bank for your State like this tweeting bank Floridians tweeting for Trump against the corruption. The object of a tweeting bank for your State is to get voters to send tweets to your State's U.S. Senators and Representatives in Congress and to generate tens of thousands of tweets to voters in your State. This latter is to be accomplished through a pyramiding of tweets. For more information about how the pyramiding will be achieved, read the Florida tweeting bank Floridians tweeting for Trump against the corruption in full. If you want a tweeting bank for your State, please contact me.


REASONS TO TWEET FOR TRUMP AGAINST THE CORRUPTION

The Clinton corruption of the past 25 years keeps welling up. Its most egregious manifestation is being revealed in The Clinton Foundation.

In his campaign, Trump is lambasting the Clintons on their corruption.

There is other widespread corruption Trump has been outspoken on.

In the very first debate, Trump was brutally honest. Here's the video of that.





On August 16th Trump tweeted a video that "we are going to make this a government of the people once again."

In video (below) Trump slams the "pay for play" corruption of Hillary Clinton, the "profiteering," and the "favors given to foreign corporations and governments," all being "not acceptable," "corrupt" and bringing "great dishonor" on our government.

On the goal of making this "a government of the people once again", Trump says this is "the last chance" for the people to take back their power, and that the "establishment is scared" and "has no idea how many people are going to come out on Nov. 8th and vote"
The Trump "ground game" needs as many grassroots participants as possible. Tweeting for Trump to defeat the Clinton corruption and lead the charge against the corruption of Congress by means of tweeting banks set up in your State will put you in the Trump "ground game."

UPDATE 9/6
Besides Floridians tweeting for Trump against the corruption, there is now a tweeting bank for Pennsylvania:  Pennsylvanians tweeting for Trump against the corruption. If I can help you start a tweeting bank for your State, please contact me.

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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Floridians tweeting for Trump against the corruption

Join Floridians who want Trump to defeat Clinton corruption and to lead the charge against the corruption of Congress.

In order to Make Make America Great Again, demand that the current Congress face up to and act on its corruption before Nov. 8th, or face eviction from office.

Voters can join the Trump "ground game" in Florida by tweeting, including: (i) send Trump a tweet, (ii) send tweets to Senators Nelson and Rubio and Florida representatives in Congress, and (iii) send tweets to other Floridians. Scroll down this blog entry for sending tweets.

REASONS TO TWEET FOR TRUMP AGAINST THE CORRUPTION

The Clinton corruption of the past 25 years keeps welling up. Its most egregious manifestation is being revealed in The Clinton Foundation.

In his campaign, Trump is lambasting the Clintons on their corruption.

There is other widespread corruption Trump has been outspoken on.

In the very first debate, Trump was brutally honest. Here's the video of that.





On August 16th Trump tweeted a video that "we are going to make this a government of the people once again."

In video (below) Trump slams the "pay for play" corruption of Hillary Clinton, the "profiteering," and the "favors given to foreign corporations and governments," all being "not acceptable," "corrupt" and bringing "great dishonor" on our government.

On the goal of making this "a government of the people once again", Trump says this is "the last chance" for the people to take back their power, and that the "establishment is scared" and "has no idea how many people are going to come out on Nov. 8th and vote"

Florida is a battleground state for Trump to defeat the Clinton corruption and lead the charge against the corruption of Congress. Average voters can be part of the Trump "ground game" to achieve this in Florida by sending tweets.

If you receive a tweet and come to this webpage, please tweet and join the Trump "ground game" in Florida.

Thank you.

FIRST SEND TRUMP A TWEET
To send Trump a tweet for defeating the Clinton corruption and to lead the charge against Congressional corruption, click on the below link. The tweet you send will have a link to this blog entry (Floridians tweeting for Trump against the corruption).  Also your tweet will contain, and show up under, the Twitter hashtag #FixCongressNow.


SECOND, SEND TWEETS TO NELSON, RUBIO AND FLA REPS IN CONGRESS
You can send tweets by clicking on the below links. The tweet you send will have a link to this blog entry (Floridians tweeting for Trump against the corruption). Also your tweet will contain, and show up under, the Twitter hashtag #FlaPol.

Tweet here to Senator Nelson
Tweet here to Senator Rubio
Tweet here to Rep. Miller
Tweet here to Rep. Graham
Tweet here to Rep. Yoho
Tweet here to Rep. Crenshaw
Tweet here to Rep. Brown
Tweet here to Rep. DeSantis
Tweet here to Rep. Mica
Tweet here to Rep. Posey
Tweet here to Rep. Grayson
Tweet here to Rep. Webster
Tweet here to Rep. Nugent
Tweet here to Rep. Bilrakis
Tweet here to Rep. Jolly
Tweet here to Rep. Castor
Tweet here to Rep. Ross
Tweet here to Rep. Buchanan
Tweet here to Rep. Rooney
Tweet here to Rep. Murphy
Tweet here to Rep. Clawson
Tweet here to Rep. Hastings
Tweet here to Rep. Deutch
Tweet here to Rep. Frankel
Tweet here to Rep. Wasserman Schultz
Tweet here to Rep. Wilson
Tweet here to Rep. Diaz-Balart
Tweet here to Rep. Curbelo
Tweet here to Rep. Ros-Lehtinen


THIRD, SEND TWEETS TO FLORIDA VOTERS
The meat for a Trump "ground game" in Florida is for tens of thousands of tweets to be sent to Florida voters. This is to be accomplished by a pyramiding of tweets.

Here is a suggested tweet to be used for the pyramiding.
Join Floridians tweeting for Trump against Clinton corruption and Cong'l corruption. http://2016candidatesdeclarations.blogspot.com/2016/09/floridians-tweeting-for-trump-against.html

(If you prefer another tweet, feel free to compose your own, the only important element being a link to this webpage http://2016candidatesdeclarations.blogspot.com/2016/09/floridians-tweeting-for-trump-against.html)

Next you start sending your tweet message to Florida voters in your geographic location. individually. This can be done easily by finding Twitter accounts of newspapers, TV stations, chambers of commerce, schools, political organizations, and others in your geographical area and sending your tweets to followers of those Twitter accounts.

For example, if you live in Broward County, you might use these follower lists to find Florida voters to send tweets to:
https://twitter.com/ReadyBroward/followers
https://twitter.com/browardpolitics/followers
https://twitter.com/BrowardCounty/followers ,


In doing your tweeting, you are repetitively sending the same tweet message. This can be done efficiently. Get the tweet message on your mouse clipboard, go to the follower list you are using for your tweeting, start with the first person on the list you want to tweet to, and do this:
1. Right click on person's Twitter name.
2. Choose "open in new tab"
3. Go to the new tab.
4. Click on the "Tweet to" button.
5. Paste the tweet message in the box.
6. Hit the "Tweet" button.
7. Close the tab, which takes you back to the list
8. Go on to next person, and repeat above steps.
You should be able to send 30 to 40 tweets in a half hour. Send as many tweets as you are willing to. Don't worry about any duplication that you think may arise.

The idea is for recipients of your tweets who click on the link in the tweet will come to this webpage and then join in and do their own tweeting to other Floridians in their locale. The goal is to produce a pyramiding of tweets that reaches tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of Florida voters across the state.

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Open letter to Tim Canova

Dear Professor Canova,

This open letters seeks to inquire about your next steps in the FightBigMoney battle (following your loss to Debbie Wasserman Schultz in the FL23 primary yesterday).

To begin, I wish to call your attention to Democracy Spring's recently announced five phase Grand Strategy



Phase 01 has gone by, as has most of phase 02.

Phase 03 is to "mobilize voters [in the 2016 elections] to elect  a President and federal and state legislators committed to honor the reform mandate."

It is late in the game to go to work on mobilizing voters in the 2016 elections. (I am sure you wish there could have been more voter mobilization in FL23 prior to yesterday's FL23 primary.)

However late the game is, a central question in the Grand Strategy is how will Democracy Spring "mobilize voters" around the country in the next two months.

There is no indication that Democracy Spring has funds to advertise on the TV or radio or by U.S. mail, or to pay for other means to get its message spread in the public domain. Democracy Spring may not even have volunteers to do door to door canvassing, phone banking, or handing out of leaflets during the next two months.

Instead, Democracy Spring's plan is for "a robust and decentralized national network of local teams performing coordinated acts of civil disobedience from coast to coast, who will make it clear to the nation that We the People are rising and we will not rest until we have the democracy we were promised. From now until election day, we will disrupt, shame, and isolate candidates who defend the corrupt status quo and lift up, celebrate, and support those who publicly commit to passing fundamental reforms."

To get into the public consciousness during the next two months, it seems Democracy Spring is going to be basically looking to news reporting of "its coordinated acts of civil disobedience from coast to coast," in order to generate voter mobilization in phase 03 of the Grand Strategy.

Based on the news reporting of Democracy Spring's April disobedience action and the Democratic convention acton in July, the goal to "mobilize voters [in the 2016 elections] to elect  a President and federal and state legislators committed to honor the reform mandate" may be far fetched. (Keep in mind how MAYDAY raised $10,000,000 in 2014 in order to embark on a two year plan to elect a reform minded Congress by 2016, spent most of its funds in test 2014 Congressional elections, and basically gave up in 2015, and how Lawrence Lessig attempted a "hail Mary" Presidential run in the fall of 2015, which foundered in a few weeks.)

However farfetched may be significant mobilizing of voters in the next two months, all stops should be pulled out, because, as Democracy Spring says,
The opportunity of this moment is extraordinary. Over the last year, the overwhelming public consensus that we need to get big money out of politics had exploded onto the national stage. Throughout the primaries, presidential candidates from both parties have repeatedly raised this issue; progressive candidates up and down the ballot are claiming it as a core element of their reform agendas; and Democratic Party leaders, including Hilary Clinton, are making their strongest commitments to date to protect and expand voting rights, establish publicly funded elections, and overturn Citizens United.
For more than a year I have been advocating the use of tweeting banks to mobilize voters in the 2016 elections.

As laid out in Template for Congressional districts, the basic idea is "I/we are tweeting to you, with a link to here, and I/we solicit you to join in the tweeting, and we thereby grow our numbers, and tweets." (i.e. a pyramiding of tweets that engenders and embodies significant voter mobilization). (You are probably aware of the FL23 tweeting bank I tried to get going, but that I could not get going.)

What are your thoughts about phase 03 of Democracy Spring's Grand Strategy?

Do you agree that the next two months represent an extraordinary opportunity, for which all the stops should be pulled out to try achieve voter mobilization?

What ideas do you have for mobilizing voters in the next two months?

Do you think my idea of tweeting banks should be at least attempted in order to mobilize voters in the next two months?

In considering the the opportunity of the next two months, what are your thoughts for groups that are focused on a constitutional amendment that skirts Congressional involvement.

I think those groups should join in tweeting banks during the next two months.

Tweeting banks are flexible, and their messaging can be tailored to particular objectives of Democracy Spring, MoveToAmend, Represent.Us, Wolfpac, etc.

With the goal being to get messaging out as widely as possible to the general public, the messaging of all the groups, even though slightly different, will be mutually reinforcing, because all the messaging will call attention to the problem of the corrupting influence of money in politics and the need for voter mobilization to force an addressing of the problem.

Further there is significant strategic complementation. As Wolfpac points out on its plan webpage, in the following quotation, taking steps to call a constitutional convention can pressure Congress.
Something to keep in mind: Near the turn of the 20th century the American people wanted to be able to elect their senators directly, but Congress was the last body of government that was going to change the way they got elected (sound familiar?!). So the states took it upon themselves and started calling for a convention one by one for the sole purpose of the direct election of senators. It took 13 years before they got within a couple states of the necessary 2/3 threshold to force a convention. When it became clear to Congress that the 17th Amendment was going to happen with or without them, they decided to preempt a convention by proposing it themselves. Calling for a convention on a specific issue is the strongest message we can send to Congress, and the most effective way to restore our democracy in the United States.
By the same token, ostensible failure of Congress to act in the face of widespread citizen demand will heighten citizen reaction to the effect of "OK, you Congress refuse to act, and we the citizens are all the more impelled towards the constitutional convention route."

I hope you are persuaded by the tweeting bank concept, and, in taking your next steps in the FightBigMoney battle, you will urge that all FightBigMoney organizations join in tweeting banks during the next two months to generate voter mobilization.

A final matter I solicit your consideration of (if you are persuaded by the tweeting bank concept) is what tweet messaging and what linked webpage will be most effective in drawing in voters who receive tweets to join in and do tweeting themselves in the tweeting bank.

Also, I would emphasize the idea of "decentralized" activity that Democracy Spring refers to in phase 02 of the above Grand Strategy. In Alabama, I am currently working on Be an Alabamian who wants to know. That tweeting bank is not complete, and I need to add to it appropriate Twitter follower lists in Alabama for participants to send tweets to, in the vein of "Tweet for Alabamians who want to know whether their Congress is corrupt. http://al6thcongdist-ihaveuntiljan13.blogspot.com/2016/08/question-to-al-congresspersons-re.html"

Thank you for giving whatever consideration you can to this letter.

Monday, August 29, 2016

To DemSpring leaders: add tweeting banks to your toolbox

It has been announced that 319 volunteer leaders from around the country have applied to Democracy Spring's first National Training, to be held from September 8th through 11th in New Jersey.

The training is for local leaders around the country "to get trained, form local teams, and organize the kind of widespread nonviolent direct action we need to make this the last corrupt election we ever have to endure." Democracy Spring says:
The opportunity of this moment is extraordinary. Over the last year, the overwhelming public consensus that we need to get big money out of politics had exploded onto the national stage. Throughout the primaries, presidential candidates from both parties have repeatedly raised this issue; progressive candidates up and down the ballot are claiming it as a core element of their reform agendas; and Democratic Party leaders, including Hilary Clinton, are making their strongest commitments to date to protect and expand voting rights, establish publicly funded elections, and overturn Citizens United.
There are two key things to understand here.
First, we are only here because the movement to end legalized corruption and establish true democracy got us here. Thousands of people have been organizing and volunteering around this fight for many years and millions have participated in some way to have their voices heard. Last April, over 1,300 people were arrested with Democracy Spring on the steps of US Capitol in what was the largest American civil disobedience action of the 21st Century. We are shifting the national conversation and opening up the space to pass fundamental reform to fix democracy, not in 2018 or 2019, but next year.
Second, we have a hard and critically important fight ahead of us. We will only win the sweeping reforms we need to swiftly address catastrophic climate change, the mass incarceration and deportation of black and brown people, our national healthcare emergency, and so many other issues, if we are able to grow this movement quickly and use escalating nonviolent direct action and noncooperation on a historic scale, putting decisive pressure on power-holders to concede to the movement's demands.
How do you do that? With a robust and decentralized national network of local teams performing coordinated acts of civil disobedience from coast to coast, who will make it clear to the nation that We the People are rising and we will not rest until we have the democracy we were promised. From now until election day, we will disrupt, shame, and isolate candidates who defend the corrupt status quo and lift up, celebrate, and support those who publicly commit to passing fundamental reforms.
The forgoing sounds as if the goal of Democracy Spring is to affect significantly the Congressional elections in November, and to do that Democracy Spring is going to depend on news reporting of its acts of civil disobedience for breaking through into the public consciousness (make "clear to the nation" its message) between now and November 8th.

Democracy Spring presumably does not have funds to advertise on the TV and radio or by U.S. mail or to pay for other things to get its message spread in the public domain. Democracy Spring may not even have assets to do door to door canvassing, phone banking, or handing out of leaflets for its campaign.

For a year, the Presidential election has sucked up the nation's attention, and Democracy Spring's  April civil disobedience and Philadelphia convention disobedience got little news coverage.

I think it is a fair estimate to say it is going to be very tough for Democracy Spring to break into the public consciousness between now and November 8th.

In the face of that, I would say to the DemSpring volunteer leaders and others: get creative, expand your vision for breaking into the public consciousness; and, in particular, do tweeting banks as laid out in this blog.

The tweet banking does not take training. It does not take waiting until September 8th through 11th. It just takes gumption and a willingness to start sending tweets.

Do you have the gumption?

UPDATE 8/30
The Democracy Spring material set forth above is from an August 24th email. An email Democracy Spring sent today says "over 100 volunteer leaders" will attend the National Training, and today's email lays out the below 5 phase Grand Strategy. I continue to urge on the volunteer leaders to develop and promote tweeting banks in their Congressional districts in order to contribute to mobilizing voters before November 8th. See suggested Template for Congressional districts.