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TFOC Tax Rap
Tax Rap – from TFOC Raise the Roots Conference Lets Relaxes on Taxes Taxes, Taxes make the TeaParty complain, Taxes, Taxes, hold-up, let me explain. Taxes, Taxes make all states grow, Gives us roads and bridges that get us where we got to go. Taxes, Taxes many wealthy don’t pay, Taxes, Taxes we are just here to say… They educate our kids, they care for the needy, They light up our homes,...
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Let’s not discount the importance of shifting discourse as an important...
We can’t think of Occupy as distinct and alone. It’s a continuity of...
The Occupy movement is our movement. It is pushing forward the issues that we...– Michael York
Issue-based groups working with Occupy should be honest about what their issue...– Will York
Occupy accomplished a hell of a lot in a relatively short amount of time,...– Michael Kink & Ron Deutsch
Establishing a working relationship by going to General Assemblies, working...– Michael Kink, Strong Economy for All Coalition
Q: Is Occupy Still Going Strong?
A: The national infrastructure is still there. There's planning going on for September 17th, the one-year anniversary of Occupy. Their talking about the same issues, but taking it a step forward to actually take public space is what's noteworthy with Occupy.
There is a lot of organizing potential with homeless folks. They, more than...– Will York, National Lawyers Guild & Occupier
Don’t discount the spinoff groups of Occupy. They operate with the same...– Will York, National Lawyers Guild & Occupier
The reality is that the Occupiers need your organization’s expertise,...– Will York, National Lawyers Guild & Occupier
My experience working as an Occupier working with established Nashville...– Will York, National Lawyers Guild and Occupier
It has been refreshing to see this kind of democracy in action.– Ron Deutsch, New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness
Every time Occupy gets involved, it becomes a media feeding frenzy. This is a...– Ron Deutsch, New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness
Lessons from Creative & Cultural Strategies for...
- Go where people like to be and make it fun. - Culture is the policy of the irrational. - We need to use symbols that are not part of normal context. - Don’t start where we normally default - go somewhere else. - Taxes are scary and can be inaccessible. We can take taxes, use different parts of the brain, and involve people with a variety of skills to create some really creative stuff. -...
Occupy today is like the civil rights movement in 1947; it is the very early...– Michael Kink, Strong Economy for All Coalition
Occupy does not have a list of 50,000 people that it can mobilize for a march....– Michael Kink, Strong Economy for All Coalition
We brought 20,000 people together in a wildly creative ways in the months prior...– Michael Kink, Strong Economy for All Coalition
Preliminary Symbol Ideas
1. United States flag with logos of corporations as stars. 2. Smile and wave of people genuinely greeting each other. 3. Easy pass lane versus stopping and paying at the toll booth. 4. WD40.
Culture is the policy of the irrational.
Our facts aren't grabbing people. Sensationalist...
The vegetables are outraged.
New 1% Must-Have: Custom-tailored tax rates
Ballot initiatives on taxes? Billionaires now paying for the public policies they & their corporations want, sez Robb Gray @CenterOnBudget
The term “civic engagement” has become a hot topic everywhere. But...– Louisa Warren, NC Justice Center
Any successful coalition has someone who wakes up everyday thinking about it. It...– Robb Gray, CBPP
As organizers, we must remember that the fights...
Youth organizing is extremely important for this movement. The changing...– Justine Sarver, BISC
The way I have come to view this work—either with ballot measures or legislative...– Justine Sarver, BISC
What we want to say and what wins campaigns are two totally different things. We...– Justine Sarver, BISC
7 Lessons From Oregon's Proactive Ballot...
1. The plan was good, from beginning to end. “We took our playbook from the right.” -Larry Scruggs 2. They identified legislative champions—bipartisan—to champion the initiative. 3. They understood their audience through good research. 4. Went to the grassroots. 5. The ground game led to a strong voter turnout. 6. Phenomenal list-building. They took every opportunity to build out...
Two Key Goals of Proactive Campaigns
1. To build and strengthen your coalition. 2. Understand that things will not be perfect. Your coalitions need to be broader than only those who think like you. Remember the long-game; you are walking down a path to make things better.
There are some tax credits and tax breaks that people on the right will stand...– Robb Grey, CBPP
The hardest part about proactive ballot measures on taxes is figuring out how to...– Justine Sarver, BISC
In terms of proactive goals, I think every defensive campaign we’re on is...– Justine Sarver, BISC
We are in a moment when we need to be capturing the public anger about taxes. We...– Robb Grey, CBPP
The time is ripe for tax fairness. It means something to people. They feel like...– Robb Grey, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
We don’t have the magical, perfect ballot measure. We need to commit, take...– Justine Sarver, BISC
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We must first identify what it takes to win and second understand that it never...– Justine Sarver, Ballot Initiative Strategy Center
In four election cycles, progressives have spent more than half a billion...– Ballot Initiative Strategy Center’s vision