What Begins a Grass Roots Movement ?

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    ahorsebackposted 3 years ago

    Can we do it in America ?, The two party system has us mired down in partisan political  ruts .    It will take a grass roots movement to effect change enough to foster a revolution in a  " we the people "political maneuvering that will guarantee the changes that we need .  Agree ? Disagree ?
    How can two such  different  planes in one spectrum be joined .    It seems to me like the time is beyond right .    I am interested in  an answer as to "What begins a grass movement "

    1. B. Leekley profile image92
      B. Leekleyposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      There have been many grassroots social movements in American history. In history classes, I learned about the abolitionist movement, the 8-hour day movement, the women's suffrage movement, the industrial union movement, and others. I have been active in the civil rights movement, the peace movement, and others. I have started getting active in the responsible stewardship of our planet movement. A social movement is complex, with multiple, ever-changing, often conflicting organizations. What is needed is individuals willing to contribute what much or little time and effort they can to advancing society toward the vision of the grassroots movement they favor. If you have a vision of a grassroots movement, be a leader -- write down its why and how and call a meeting of a few like-minded colleagues and seek consensus and then grow from there.

      One of the best books I have read about the dynamics of starting or participating in a grassroots movement is SOUL OF A CITIZEN by Loeb. There are some pdf excerpts online.

      I'm hoping that Bernie Sanders running for President will be the focal point of a grassroots movement for "we the people" democracy.

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        ahorsebackposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Be wary of what you seek , Bernie Sanders is from my home state of Vermont , a once avowed socialist ,  he is  very  much an organized  labor supporter ,  Bernie is very nationally oriented in his actions in the political arena , at least we think so as his absence in Vermont is quite noticeable .,  One of the' progressive three ' all three of Vermont's representation  are very  liberal . Cong.  Peter Welch , Senators , Bernie and Pat Leahy ,

        If one wishes to vote for someone far more a socialist than even an independent then Bernie is your man . Personally ,I believe that Bernie Sanders is a wizard  of rhetorical speech , he almost never stops , One must listen , right ?!  He has ben known when  pointedly questioned  about very important issues that he disagrees with , to actually  get mad and leave the room . This has  been done in  more than one of his "town meeting " style of  public speaking engagements .

        We don't actually need Ideologically  , fringe political scientists , we need independent  movers and shakers !

    2. rhamson profile image74
      rhamsonposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      There is a grass roots movement to limit terms for the US Congress. Go to www.termlimitsforuscongress.com to sign the petition. We the people can limit these thieves without their approval. The only way we can change their hold on our rights and freedom is to fix their loopholes to accept bribes or campaign donations as they say by limiting the time they are on the take. Term limits is our only hope of saving this country.

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
        Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks, Rhamson!
        It seems like the internet can be used for great power toward justice.

  2. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
    Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago

    Bernie Sanders
    "Bernard "Bernie" Sanders (born September 8, 1941) is an American politician. The junior United States Senator from Vermont, Sanders has been a U.S. Senator since 2007. An independent politician since 1979, Sanders is associated with the Vermont Progressive Party and was a member of the Liberty Union Party from 1971 to 1979. Sanders announced his intentions to seek the nomination for President of the Democratic Party on April 30, 2015, in an address on the Capitol lawn."

  3. Kathryn L Hill profile image78
    Kathryn L Hillposted 3 years ago

    Grass roots movement to vote out the globalists:
    Don't vote for either Clinton or Bush in the primaries. That's my suggestion.
    How would we get the word out?  We need to tell people to pay attention to these politicians' agendas and read between their linesā€¦ I am sure it will become obvious. Observe, I say.
    We used music to spread the word, ahorsebackā€¦  Would that work again?
    Are you still practicing your Slide?
    You got some appropriate lyrics?

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      ahorsebackposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Ah Kathryn , Thank you for asking ,I'm trying not to punish myself with self taught music , only occasionally ! lol .,..........   We  HAVE TO create term limits now !   That's the only possible chance we have of re-claiming our country . There are no "leaders " worth keeping for very long , they merely become polluted by the $$$$$$! 

      That and Corporate lobbyism has to be more than eliminated !


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