The radical right’s attacks on Texans’ religious freedoms, individual liberties and public schools certainly provide more than enough fodder for outrage. Unfortunately, righteous indignation alone has never achieved a progressive victory. Rather, disciplined strategies supported by diverse tactics are necessary for raising awareness, rallying others and creating change.
To fight back against the radical right we have to recognize, utilize and integrate three critical components: community organizing, electoral politics and public policy. This is how we build our power. Wellstone Action, an organization committed to working with groups nationwide to achieve progressive change, calls this approach the Wellstone Triangle:
An effective phone bank or canvass depends on three key factors: good management, training and supervision. This guide will help you organize and execute a successful phone or door canvass, with well-trained and enthusiastic volunteers.
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Here’s where the nerves may kick in: hosting your first Texas Freedom Network Student Chapter meeting. It’s the same fear that has haunted nearly all of us since our first birthday party: what if no one shows up?