April 18, 2011

Highlights from amazing panel with Bill McKibben, Lt. Dan Choi, and Jane Hamsher on Obama

Highlights from "What to do when the President's just not that into you":

Bill McKibben on the factor that keeps Beltway environmentalists from standing up to Obama.

Lt. Dan Choi on how he decided to confront the White House and Democratic leadership against the advice of most large gay organizations. Whey he handcuffed himself to the White House fence and why that was a key step in finally winning repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell after 17 years.

Jane Hamsher on Obama's campaign strategy and how it creates special opportunities for climate youth to influence the President.

Me on transforming the movement's organizing into a "razor's edge" that makes politicians feel real pressure.

I learned an enormous amount about change making from this panel. Enjoy!