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The ONLY Way We Are MOST POWERFUL

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The ONLY Way We Are MOST POWERFUL is to work together. That will take organization and fighting the liberals' tendency to operate as loner individuals or organizations. 

I hosted a meeting of our local Coalition for Voting Integrity last night. It's a great organization with a dedicated team of volunteers running and supporting it. They're struggling to raise the funds to keep their work going. I'm a founding membe of the group and I'm contributing some of my time to help in a number of ways. 

And yesterday, as I reported yesterday, I met with a newer group-- leaders of a number of different local organizations, planning further on building a local coalition of progressive groups and activism organizations. The prior meeting we'd put together a list of the kinds of organizations we envisioned could participate in such a coalition. These include:

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Women
Health
Energy
Environment
Hunger
Housing/shelter
mental health
prison/prisoners
Drugs, Hemp
Agriculture/sustainability
PETA /Vegetarian
Pets, Pet Shelters
Watershed
Nature Centers
Voting Integrity
Church social action groups
NAACP
LGBT
Native Americans

all these are in addition to political orgs, like dems, greens, moveon.org, etc.
We're also planning a local  progessive expo.

At the Coalition for Voting Integrity meeting last night, I mentioned the coalition project. It was well received and the idea of sharing skills and skill-resources was raised. This is looking better and better. 

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I share these experiences because I believe we should be doing this both nationally and internationally. Paul Hawkens writes about it in his book, Blessed Unrest, which I highly recommend.  And a handful of people have written to me, in response to my reporting on this project, that they're attempting similar projects. We need to share ideas and make this happen. We are FAR MORE POWERFUL  when we join forces and work together. It's the only way we will get through this cataclysmic economic crisis we are experiencing. One way to work together is to share our stories. I encourage you to post yours as comments or separate articles or diaries. And I'm adding a tag to cover this-- Progressive Coalition. Tag articles that discuss efforts to build these. 

 

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Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect, connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media. He's given talks and workshops to Fortune 500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful people on his Bottom Up Radio Show, and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and opinion sites, OpEdNews.com

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Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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