Rules for our success
1) Leave all partisan politics 'at the door'.
Our strength as voters comes from being non partisan. Partisan politics have divided Americans to the extreme. Our strategy relies on people from all walks of life coming together to demand our elected officials represent us, not their biggest donors, regardless of party affiliation.
Please refrain from discussing partisan politics, candidates or campaigns, elected officials or political theory while at our meetings and actions unless it's specific to our local strategy (i.e. discussing current council members in regards to passing an anti corruption resolution). Please do not wear any party or candidate paraphernalia to our meetings.
If you would like to dive into these areas with people you meet at the meetings, please feel free to do so afterwards over coffee or a beer.
2) Think about the solution; don't place blame.
We are focused on the present and future, not what has happened in the past, except for the repeal of regulations that allowed for money to start pouring into politics. Please do not complain about what has happened, rather, come up with ways to help and look forward to what CAN happen when we all work together.
3) Be respectful.
Do not interrupt each other. For larger meetings we will use the "stack" method, facilitated by the meeting leader. Do not call others names, accuse or make assumptions. Everyone is here because they want to be a part of the solution, and that means working together.
4) Take notes.
If, during a discussion or presentation you are uncertain about something mentioned, make a note of it and ask during the Q&A portions.
5) Be engaged!
We need volunteers and educated voters to be successful. We try to make sure attendees leave with more info than when they arrived and are ready to get involved with us to build our network of cross partisan anti corruption voters. If you have questions, comments or ideas, please share them!
6) Keep learning!
Our strongest volunteers are the ones who continually educate themselves on the issue of corruption in politics and crony capitalism, and can quickly make connections between many different issue and this one.