by Al Etmanski: For More, Go Here
Profound social change requires movements. Movements open our hearts and minds. They create the favourable political conditions for legislative change, resource allocation and policy shifts….
Social movements do two things much better than other forms of organizing.
Social movements do two things much better than other forms of organizing such as committees, task forces, partnerships and coalitions. First, they provide a vehicle for collaborating and mobilizing across sectors, organizational boundaries, social and economic strata, origins, backgrounds and jurisdictions. They are the ultimate inclusive container, encompassing the full assortment of actors and actions required for transformative change.
Second, they embolden decision makers, particularly politicians. They shift the boundaries of what is socially acceptable and politically expected. They create the receptive climate for new ideas to take hold.
You don’t need to start a new movement. Simply support the one(s) you are already part of.