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Messaging O3: Pro-Democracy Protests
17 Sep 2000
Are you tired of being characterized as against
something! What are we for? What is our vision
for the future? The way we frame our vision and
movement greatly influences the public perception
and the media's ability to twist our message.
In framing the message at the debates who are we?

Comments

My Two Cents
18 Sep 2000


What I beleive the first and foremost goal of this movement
should be is Campaign Finance Reform.
It's funny that as I was reading your post I just happened to be
wearing my GrannyD T-shirt
that I picked up when I went to DC to March down K-Street
with her.
There were only about 2000 of us. There should have been
2,000,000.
I find it extremely frightening that most people just don't see
that no other
progress can be made on any front , be it Environmental ,
Human Rights, Labor ,IMF ,World Bank,
WTO , the debates etc. until corporate contributions to
politicians is declared ILLEGAL.

I proposed in an E-mail to our "GrannyD Network" that we
reach out to all of the above
and stress this point.

I proposed that the response that any protestor should give to
the press is this.

"We're here to see that fat cat
lobbyists can no longer bribe our public servants and destroy
our people ,our democracy
or the planet.... we want campaign finance reform and open
debates. "

Only after this is accomplished can we move forward on other
fronts.

Immagine 20,000 people shouting
CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM ..OPEN DEBATES!!!!!!