Don’t worry if you don’t have experience building a group or planning actions with others. You don’t have to be an activist to take action and start organizing. You start by identifying which concerns you share in common with others. Organizing is what happens when you come together with other people to take action on those shared concerns.
Effective social change doesn’t come from arguing with society. We can’t just yell louder, or come up with more clever messages, or “get the word out” to more people in order to effect positive change. Instead, we have to change the way we relate to our neighbors and community. We have to change who we talk to, what we talk about, and how we use that conversation to act together and create change.
The Economic Emergency Kit will walk through the stages of acting together with others to make the positive change you can’t make alone. The kit shares some techniques and ideas about how to build relationships around shared concerns, take action together, and take on a fight. Along the way, it includes examples from community and worksite struggles to show how other people have come together, organized, and made changes.