There's been tremendous new interest in political activism as the natural response to the world-wide Governmental "bailouts" of mega-corporations; Israel's savaging attacks on Votestrike.com has received numerous requests for information on how to set up a VoteStrike group to assist the willing to become THE ABLE.the BART police murder of an unarmed citizen; and the gross international negligence in prioritizing the cessation of genocidal wars, starvation, water-borne diseases, and literally billions of homeless, poverty-stricken masses.
HOW TO BUILD A LOCAL VOTE STRIKE GROUP
We need to organize to be active and effective. Be it a neighborhood group, or work-place generated group, a student activist group, or mosque/church/synagogue, it's simple enough to get it up and running!
Organize a meeting - contact local teachers unions, community groups, political and religious groups.
Produce - leaflets, send emails, creategroups and ask organizations to help publicize the meetings.
Call A Protest - Invite informed speakers, sympathetic organizations, unions groups.
Use the media - The local paper, radio and TV are hungry for news and controversy. Media contacts can be found here- http://www.votestrike.com/media_contacts
PERMITS AND LEGAL ISSUES
Citizen protests seeking a redress of grievances from their government are constitutionally guaranteed provided any assembly is peaceful and law-abiding. Permits are not required.
However, public rallies involving PA systems, invited guest speakers, use of electrical supply, and use of public space do require a permit. Without a permit, property can be confiscated and people arrested. Remember, many jurisdictions require a two-week lead time or more for the issuance of public site use or street march permits. (Further Details: http://www.votestrike.com/shut_em_down)
Get in touch with us: Always let us know what you are doing. We may have contacts in your area. We always want to help and send strikers when we can. We can help publicize your meeting, protest, or strike.
Even if you aren't able to build a group, please send our emails and articles to all of your contacts.