Building Political Power

We're the Ones We've Been Waiting For

Day in and day out the energy at Power Shift HQ is growing. Deadlines are coming and going faster than we can imagine and, every time we look up, another day has come to an end and we're one step closer to Power Shift 2011. Each and every one of us is reeling with excitement about what's about to happen in just 21 days as we take part in the largest environmental organizing training in history.

It's amazing to see that this energy isn't just in our offices. Power Shift attendees are finding incredibly creative ways to share their stories, take action in their communities, and… to simply get here.

At last weekend's regional training events in the Northeast and California, organizers shared their stories about how they got involved in environmental activism.

Campaign for it.eco

December 2, 2016

The time has come to admit the universal sovereign, love. ECO means home, and the dot eco domain is soon to launch. I have been working for years to make a website that unites the forces and institutions of the green movement. This is coming as an interactive media, ECOmedia, to allow all people to communicate. Our goal is to have the domain it.eco as our network platform. Here you will have a place to save and share your experience. All is one, and the Queendom of ECO compliments the Kingdom of God in real time.

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Mourn, Then Organize.

November 9, 2016

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It’s hard to know what to say right now.

Last night, Americans faced a hard truth: racism, sexism, xenophobia, bigotry, hatred and fear are still very much alive and well in our country. Those darkest, ugliest impulses celebrated an enormous victory last night.

But I’m writing to make a commitment to you, and to everyone I love, that we will not let this kill our spirit.

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Hi. My daughter is a junior in high school in a lower income area of Tampa. She wants to talk to the school about the program and thought it would be great to have someone who's give in previous years to talk briefly about their experience. If you can help, please let me know. Thank you! Cheers, Debbie [ Read More... ]

850 Debbie King (back) and Dayna Lazarus (front)Helloooo fellow climate justice activists! My name is Dayna Lazarus, and I'm thrilled to be leading Organize Now!'s campaign to address climate change here in Tampa Bay, Florida.

One of my first goals is to help get as many local folks as possible registered and out to Power Shift 2016!

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Two years ago I found myself sitting on the bank of the Westfield Creek in Western Massachusetts, staring at the orange super moon while my body shook in sobs. It was the first time I’d let myself truly feel the consequences and despair of a fracked gas pipeline being built in the region where I now live.

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Whoever we are supporting for president this year, we can all agree on one thing: our broken political system works just fine for wealthy special interests, but not for the rest of us. We all know it’s true, but we often times we feel like there’s nothing we can do about it. But if we stand together, we can build a democracy that is truly of, by, and for the people.

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Last weekend, I was fortunate enough to join people from all over the Midwest who came together in Milwaukee to protest the Alberta Clipper Pipeline before the Democratic debate. I didn’t really know what to expect, as it was the first action I had ever been to. I wasn’t disappointed by the energy everyone brought, even in spite of the cold, or by the way that people across movements came together to amplify each other’s voices.

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I can feel a change in the air when it comes to renewable energy in Kentucky, and it’s pretty damn exciting.

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