We are determined to make a difference, not just through action but through better action. Tens of thousands strong, we take a different approach to civic engagement: through our vetted, meticulously-researched actions and our trainings and seminars, we empower our members to be more informed, prepared and ready to create a better world for future generations. Join us!
Here's our vision:
We started off as a Facebook group, but real change happens offline -- at the ballot box and the floors of Congress and the state legislature. That's why we have a long-term vision of ACTION for the group.
1. RESIST: At our core, we must resist attempts to take us back to a time when racism, misogyny, xenophobia and bigotry were the norm. We will resist the normalization of hate. We will resist the erosion of civil liberties and constitutional rights, like the freedom of speech and the right to choose.
2. REFORM: We reject the status quo and envision a government that works for the people. From campaign finance reform to criminal justice reform, we’ll fight for fair policies that work. We’ll also fight for fact-based policies to reform state and federal gun safety laws, environmental protection laws, pay equity laws, and more so that our communities are safer, cleaner and fairer.
3. REVOLUTIONIZE: Big problems need big ideas, and there’s no reason we should be tackling our issues with a 20th century mindset. We need to invest in big picture ideas like those that made our country great, such as Medicare and Social Security. We can envision new ways to tackle the problems of the future, like ending the unsustainable student debt burden, investing in early childhood education, modernizing our infrastructure and bringing our health insurance system into the 21st century.
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