This is a BFD
For years, my baseline rant has been how the American Left has to get more imaginative and start to build a true Progressive Infrastructure that can bring new social action tools that can assist us in taking back America from this radical conservatism and plutocracy run amok that has shredded so many social gains we had made in the 20th century. (The actual URL of my StopRush.net project is stoprush.socialactiontools.com)
And now comes this vital and exciting project (and tool) from the workersvoice.org (in concert with partners like the AFLCIO). It is just the sort of project I've been talking about. And a really splendid one that needs everyone's participation and support. And it's easy for anyone to play :)
It's only one small step for progess, but it's one giant step for progressivism at the local level. And I think it's going to inspire many others to come. (More below the video)
Listen… It's Not Rocket Science
Repurpose is an important precedent for where we can go. If the Left can finally start working together and sharing resources in novel and well-resourced ways, a massive information and networking platform can come together that changes everything. (Full disclosure: That premise has been the essense of a technology project and software I have been working on for many years.)
We've always had the votes, the creativity, and the imagination. It's time the Left also had the organization, the social media platform, and the money. Change doesn't just happen. It took the right 40 years to seize the local playing field of our politics. These kinds of efforts can help to seize it right back.
Please be sure you make everyone you know watch this video and visit the http://repurpose.workersvoice.org/ website.
For more updates on this exciting project, follow my friend @nekaro on Twitter