Air America Radio is not only great solace in this Dark Age, but also an ever-multiplying tool box and wellspring of inspiration
for the building of the coming Enlightenment. Funny too. And a lot... A LOT of information that progressive citizens need to fight the trench-warfare struggle for American hearts and minds
(emphasis on the minds). Go to the AAR website to find a station near you, or to stream it live over the Web.
Tell the Media What's Important to You
It's important to tell the media what needs to be covered. That's the only way they know what's important to us.
Don't be shy about calling or emailing your local paper or TV station, or even the national media. They want to hear from us, and they will do as they're told if we are loud and persistent enough.
(select Alert the Media in the Take Action sidebar.)
Tell Your Elected Leaders What's Important to You
It's important now for us to communicate LOUD & CLEAR with the people getting paid to represent us. Congress.Org matches your zip code to your disctrict and makes it easy for anybody to write to our elected representatives from the President to Dogcatcher.
The People's Email Network asks you to submit questions to be posed to Congress and the White House, then vote on the most frequently suggested Qs. The most recommended ones are then posed as pettitions.
The PEN also makes it easy to send a heads up about it to all of your friends.
Send Dollars to Democrats
The Republicans command a vast, deep-pocketed fundraising base that can only be countered by a broad grassroots fundraising network.
But contributions to Democrats serve another important purpose beyond electing candidates: supporting and steering Democrats in office.
The flood of contributions to Sen. Barbara Boxer's PAC after her challenge of the Ohio electors had a direct effect on her spine in questioning Condi Rice,
which galvanized the entire Democratic Caucus to give Rice more "no" votes than any Secretary of State since 1827.
The dirty little secret of politics is that even good politicians really behave much like trained seals. When a Dem takes a stand you like, give 'em a cookie and they'll do it a gain.
Act Blue is a site that makes it easy to give to any Democratic candidate/officeholder.
The Contribution button takes you directly to ActBlue's page to contribute to the DNC
to make it easy to show support for new DNC Chair Howard Dean.
Vote with your Wallet
Websites like BuyBlue.Org identify the companies and brands that contribute heavily the Republic Machine, and lets you decide whether you want to give them your money.
Blue Shopping speaks in the only voice that will ever get the attention of the GOPlutocracy.
Make Trouble at Work!
If your boss or corporate master treats you and your coworkers like helpless pawns of the Owner's Society,
"The Troublemaker's Handbook" has a lot of ways you can remind them who really controls the means of production.
Mandate? More like a Blind Date
Most Bush voters don't know his actual policies.
A study by the University of Maryland
found that most Republican voters thought Bush's policies were more like Kerry's.
Many of us have received a list of "confusing facts" from the one of your Kool-aid-drinking friends. You might think that just letting them know that these talking points come from the desk of noted felon and Watergate conspirator
G. Gordon Liddy would be rebuttal enough for most swing voters, but here are some specific arguments.
Fight flame with fact!
AGITPROPS HOW TO:
Use the thumbnails for websites and email lists.
Use the high-res 8x10 versions to
Make Your Own Posters:
Open a new Word Doc, set .5" margins and instert the poster jpeg
TIP: Print them out on the COLOR PRINTER at Work!
(Black & White designs are available)
You can even download 8"x10.5" background photos without text and add your own message before you print.
Plaster them all over your campus, your neighborhood (hell, even your OFFICE if you can get away with it -- this is important, folks).
Post them in building lobbies and in stores. Leave stacks of them in public places. Stop off on your way home from work and stick them under windshield wipers outside some Big Box store.
Just take a few minutes to deliver some Direct Media to your neighbors, and we can take back our country
One Wal-Mart parking lot at a time!
PRINT YOUR DISSENT!
GET THE WORD OUT!
Download, distribute, print, forward AT WILL
Left-click for an 8"x10.5" jpeg
Right-click to save the thumbnail jpeg