This will be a quick one. We’re putting together a public action kit for Thursday. It will be something that anyone can use anywhere to start up a dialog with strangers, find out what their concerns are, share yours and hopefully send out some positive, activist ripples.
All the fixings can be had at Staples and no doubt Office Depot or any office supply store. The final bit of work is to fine tune the content of the presentation. We have some eye-catching art work on the way (fingers crossed on the file size).
First sheet is issues/survey. What are the bullet point issues that get you most worked up? Personally, I’d need an UZI to list all mine. The survey is the premise for the discussion. People in general love to have their opinions asked. Ever stay on the line for a robo-poll?
Second list is a contact sheet – legislators, etc (we’ll be covering MA)
Second/third sheet is LTE contact info and talking/venting/screaming points.
Third/fourth sheet is a list of links to progressive sites. It’ll probably be a three sheet effort. And that’s not to the wind.
If you’re interested we’ll post the end samples here. The “package” is simple. Hand carry, backpack for extra handouts. Highly mobile. I was around in the late 60s and early 70s protests. I know mobility when it’s needed.
Clipboard – 3 for less than $4
Copies – $0.09 each going down to $0.08 in bulk, B&W, good quality paper
Color – depends but costs a bit $0.39 for less than 100, $0.29 over that on quality #24 paper (beats buying toner refills); $1.14 for #110 stock (suitable for framing)
Some pens and /or pencils. Name tag optional. No big deal. No great expense. You can use the #110 stock to make stick posters if you’re up for it.
So the help needed is a final pass on issues. What are your top three. Only three so choose wisely. Thanks.