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2 Youth leaders

3 Youth game-changer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqmfsxzGyxE Alec Loorz, 2009 BrowerYouthAwards.org

4 Elements of an action plan Goal: dream with a deadline SMART: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Rewarding & Timely Strategy: plans or methods to achieve goal Tactics: specific actions, events or activities to advance strategy Message: story & key talking points Key players: friends, foes, decision-makers Timeline & tasks: when & who

5 Identify action plan elements http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =L5lwl4d1c-g#t=14 Tania Pulido, 2011 BrowerYouthAwards.org

6 How did they do it? 1.Goals 1.Strategy 2.Tactics 3.Key players 4.Message 1.Obstacles 1.Inspiration

7 Identify action plan elements http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =qT897UKTnSQ Junior Walk, 2011 BrowerYouthAwards.or g

8 How did they do it? 1.Goals 1.Strategy 2.Tactics 3.Key players 4.Message 1.Obstacles 1.Inspiration

9 Identify action plan elements http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =-M54Z-Bzgcw Daniel Lee, 2011

10 How did they do it? 1.Goals 1.Strategy 2.Tactics 3.Key players 4.Message 1.Obstacles 1.Inspiration

11 Process to amend Constitution Two-thirds of both houses of Congress propose the amendment (done 27 times) OR Two-thirds of state legislatures call on Congress to hold a Constitutional convention (never done) Three-quarters of states approve amendment through the legislature and/OR citizen initiatives (done 27 times) OR Three-fourths of the states approve amendment via ratifying conventions (never done) Ratification Initiation

12 Community Bill of Rights www.celdf.org WHEREAS [THIS ORDINANCE] Recognizes and secures the civil and political rights of residents; Bans commercial extraction of natural gas within the City because it violates civil rights of residents & threatens health, safety & welfare; Removes legal powers and authority from corporations within the City, in recognition that those legal powers are illegitimate and unjust…

13 Where do human rights begin? In small places, close to home… (in) the world of the individual person, the neighborhood, school, factory, farm or office… Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere.” “ - Eleanor Roosevelt

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15 Strategy: Specific points of intervention Production Decision Destruction Consumption Points of Assumption www.smartmeme.org/

16 Changing the story: Points of assumption People do not change with the times, they change the times. ~ PK Shaw Challenging assumptions Deconstructing & reconstructing Power Shift, 2009 Offering a better story & vision

17 Canadian tar sands campaign Controlling the story: Narrative analysis http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZf5fC9v

18 Recruiting support: Power mapping SupportersNeutral Passive supporters Opposition Passive opposition Key players decision-makers connectors

19 FINISHED FILES ARE THE RE- SULT OF YEARS OF SCIENTIF- STUDY COMBINED WITH THE EXPERIENCE OF MANY YEARS OF EXPERTS Messaging & narrative filters F INISHED F ILES ARE THE RE- SULT O F YEARS O F SCIENTI F - STUDY COMBINED WITH THE EXPERIENCE O F MANY YEARS O F EXPERTS

20 Messaging to include everyone Violent Non-violent Ineffective Effective AB CD

21 Timeline: Moving ideas into action Timeline: 7 months to 2 years Mos. Strategy 1Educate & build leadership 2Calculate costs & feasibility 3Choose option & champion it 1-3Outreach 4-6 Communications Build support 7Convince administration Installation & party

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23 Goal: dream with a deadline SMART: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Rewarding & Timely Strategy: plans or methods to achieve goal Tactics: specific actions, events or activities to advance strategy Message: story & key talking points Key players: friends, foes, decision-makers Timeline & tasks: when & who Building an action plan

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25 Ideas for creating a healthier school More sustainable Renewable energy & energy efficiency Water conservation Healthier buildings Healthier food Reducing & recycling waste Purchasing healthier products More democratic Identify the corporate influence in your school Debate corporate personhood or Citizens United Develop an updated social studies course Write and work to pass a resolution calling for U.S. Congress to end corporate constitution rights through student council or the local city council


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