For this week, in response to the State of the Union, and the Republican message machine, we urge union supporters to write letters, post responses, and talk to their neighbors about the need to create jobs to get out of this economic crisis. Here is a sample message.
We need to build the promise of America. ( or of California, New York, Illinois, etc)
That promise is a good job for all, the opportunity to have a rewarding career, and the chance for a life that is more than simply the workplace. The austerity paradigm underlying the tax and budget cut mania does not promote good jobs, rewarding careers.
You can post this on blogs, use it as a message in responses, respond to letters in the newspapers, etc.
Why so limited? Because our goal for this week is to keep jobs on the agenda. In this we are working alongside the AFL-CIO and others. Here is their work. http://www.aflcio.org/issues/jobseconomy/jobs/americaneedsjobsnow.cfm
Starting next week we will have a more developed campaign. The entire campaign is described here. https://sites.google.com/site/sacramentodsa/Home/media-strategy
There are guides to media work here:
There are some initial ideas on using media in the new DSA Organizers Manual. You can download it here http://www.dsausa.org/pdf/DSA_Organizing_Manual.pdf
There is a good guide to developing media contacts and a media plan at the Spin Project. here. https://spinproject.rdsecure.org/section.php?id=22
There are great resources for the national jobs campaign here. National Jobs for All Coalition: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Much more to follow.
Thank you for your consideration.
Duane Campbell. Bill Barklay.