Authors: ada Earlier today, our Field Organizer Julian McQueen sent out an email calling folks in the Green For All community to action. The gist: Right now, Mayors and local governments across the country are deciding how to spend economic recovery funds. This may be the best opportunity we'll ever have to bring green-collar jobs to our communities. We're asking you to take action in your community now. Some of you emailed back and said you were confused about what we were actually asking you to do, and why. Here are some quick answers. Please comment below if you've got further questions about taking action. Q: What are you asking ME to do? I'm not planning to organize an event... A: We ARE asking you to take action because it's so important. We ask you to do what you are able. If you don't have time to organize a big rally or another big event, just get a couple friends together and:
1. Print out our Commitment to a Green Recovery For All.
2. Go to City Hall, and ask your Mayor to sign it.
3. Bring a few friends, and take photographs outside of City Hall.
4. Another fun and EASY way to take action is to turn a photo of yourself into an "I'm Ready Icon", and deliver it along with the Commitment to your Mayor's office.If you are up for it, organize a rally and press conference for higher impact. Media coverage and large numbers will demonstrate to your local elected officials that there is a FORCE for a GREEN RECOVERY FOR ALL in your community. If you feel uncomfortable hosting an event or a rally, you can also go to one near you. Taking action can seem challenging, especially if you don't already know your elected officials, and doubt that your voice will have an impact. But the Economic Recovery act is TOO important an opportunity to pass up, and it is in the hands of your local elected officials, right down at City Hall. Q: How do I get started? A:Register your action with us, so that other people can see what you are up to and we can offer you support. Or sign up for someone else's action: Search for events here. Then check out some resources we've made to support your actions, and to help you make sense of the Recovery Act.
- Toolkit for local action: ideas, tips, and resources for action organizers
- User's Guide to the Recovery Act: the nitty-gritty on the green aspects of the Recovery.
- More Resources