- Take advantage of early registration discounts through March 31
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- Get involved and be part of the conference organizing team via our Online Volunteer Form.
IAP2USA -- The International Association for Public Participation (USA)
If you want to strengthen democracy where it matters most — in our communities, our schools, our workplaces and local economies, military, government, media, constitution — you will find something inspiring in Madison in August, 2013. Democracy is coming . . . to the U.S.A..
THE DEMOCRACY CONVENTION: Nine conferences. One movement.
Three years ago, we thought about taking on the Chamber. But we didn’t because we didn’t have the resources. We talked with friends and potential partners. And that’s all we did; talk.
It turns out that even then, the Chamber was listening. They hired private security firms made up of former military intelligence specialists to spy on our friends, and to spy on us. These firms, HBGary Federal, Palantir, and Berico Technologies (collectively called Team Themis) — developed tactics for damaging progressive groups and labor unions, produced a report that revealed that our executive director, Ben Manski, had met with another pro-democracy activist named Brett Kimberlin.
Earlier this week we raised nearly $1,000 to help us get the Shut the Chamber campaign going. We need to raise another $4,000 by Monday so that we can launch the campaign next week.
Budget cuts are here. The Chamber is to blame. The climate crisis is off Washington’s radar. The Chamber is to blame. Every day counts. Every day that goes by in which the Chamber is unchallenged counts. Please make the most generous contribution you can now.
STAND WITH US: Donate to Liberty Tree.
Check out how to help No Labels make America work again by ensuring our Make Congress Work! action plan and the No Budget, No Pay Act get passed in Washington.No Labels
Global Power Shift (GPS) will begin with an international climate leaders summit of mostly young people in Istanbul, Turkey, June 24-30, 2013. The week-long summit will be a chance for us to refine skills, create personal bonds and community, share a global vision for change, and strategize how to organize different actions and similar summits back home. In the months that follow, in country after country we will organize national or regional summits.Global Power Shift
Join us at Sheraton Premiere at Tysons Corner, Virginia from March 22-24, for our 2013 annual human rights conference! The theme of this year's human rights conference is Use Your Power and it will be reflected throughout our three-day conference as we focus on how individuals can use their power to inspire change around the world.Amnesty International USA
The Regulatory Resource Center is designed to educate citizens on how they can become involved in the regulatory process and to inform the public about how the process works.Center for Effective Government
"I pledge, if necessary, to join others in my community, and engage in acts of dignified, peaceful civil disobedience that could result in my arrest in order to send the message to President Obama and his administration that they must reject the Keystone XL pipeline."
Sign up to host an action/event in your community as part of the Week of Action to Stop Tar Sands Profiteers, March 16-23.Tar Sands Blockade
Show up at their offices, public events, and extraction sites to demonstrate that we won’t stop until they do.
Find a TransCanada or investor's office in your community: http://www.tarsandsblockade.org/local_action
This weekend at the PowerUp Student Convergence, we saw the power of the growing youth movement for climate justice. And in order to be a movement, we need to MOVE! We’re calling on divestment campaigns across the country to join us in a collective day of action to MARCH FORTH for climate justice. This March 4th, 2013 let’s come together for a day of direct actions, demonstrations, teach-ins, rallies, dance parties, and whatever other creative actions your group wants to use to propel the movement forward.March Forth for Climate Justice
Sunshine Week 2013 will take place March 10th to 16th, throughout Washington, DC, and across the United States. On Friday, March 15th, OpenTheGovernment.org and the First Amendment Center will host a Sunshine Week celebration of National Freedom of Information Day at the Newseum in Washington, DC.OpenTheGovernment.org
If you’re keen to hit the streets in your community to stop the KXL pipeline, take on the fossil fuel industry, and train to grow our movement, sign up to get planning with us.'via Blog this'