3/21: One month to go! Earth Day to May Day! (AFGJ)
Tear Down the Walls this Earth Day to May Day
When Cheri Honkala, of the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign, spoke at the Tear Down the Walls National Gathering this past November, she asked the participants to get involved with the Global Climate Convergence as one of the Tear Down the Walls national days of local action. It was accepted and following up, AFGJ would like to encourage people and organizations to add their weight to this important global effort.
Since launching the project barely two months ago, over 600 activists have signed up to volunteer and organize in over 40 cities. Be sure to add your events to the Convergence calendar so others in your community can join in!
Earth Day to May Day (ED2MD) actions can be as simple as inviting people to gather in a central area, like a park, with signs and banners displaying the "People, Planet and Peace Over Profit" slogan, and taking photos and videos to post to social media.
Whatever level of Convergence your community is at, ED2MD is an opportunity to take the next step to power up for People, Planet and Peace.
CONNECT WITH EARTH DAY TO MAY DAY IN YOUR COMMUNITY NOW!
CALENDAR! If you are planning an ED2MD event, let others in your area know about it by listing your event or action on our website's calendar. (Instructions are on the calendar.) Be sure to add your city’s name under “Tags” so others can find it!
If you are not planning an event but want to participate in one, find events in your area by checking the “Tags” tab on the calendar. If you don't see your city on the list, sign up to organize today and we'll work with you to make sure your community is part of the ED2MD wave of action!
NEW MAP! Starting next week we will have a new, interactive map that will list all Earth Day to May Day Events registered on the site. Be sure to list your upcoming events on the calendar, and check back next week to see it appear on the interactive map. For now, be sure to check out the overview map (above) showing where Earth Day to May Day organizing is happening!
FACEBOOK! We need your help to build momentum on Facebook. RSVP to the Earth Day to May Day Wave of Action on Facebook today! Please share the event on your personal Facebook page and invite everyone you know. Also, share the event page on Twitter and other social networking sites to let people know why you're standing up for People, Planet and Peace!
WEEKLY ORGANIZERS PHONE MEETING! To get more ideas for local organizing, join our weekly local organizers call Thursday evenings at 9pm ET, 8pm CT, 7pm MT, and 6pm PT. Please note that we are now using a new and improved conference call system. If you'd like to join the calls, let Timeka know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you weekly call-in info and reminders.
LOCAL ORGANIZERS EMAIL LISTS! There are a growing number of local organizers email lists. To join one in your area or to start one, email us at email@example.com! Also let us know if you would like to join the national organizers list to get regular national updates and reminders about the weekly organizers phone call.
ORGANIZING GUIDE! Want to begin organizing for ED2MD but not sure where to start? Check out our new How to Start Organizing Guide on our website for step-by-step instructions including how to get connected to other ED2MD organizers in your community, how to invite people to an organizing meeting, how to plan next steps, and more!
GUIDELINES! Read our simple Guidelines for Organizing to tie your city's events into the wave of ED2MD actions happening around the globe. The "Key Commitments" section affirms our pledge to act as a nonviolent, nonpartisan movement.
CALLING ALL VOLUNTEER TRANSLATORS! Are you capable of translating select ED2MD materials from English into other languages (especially Spanish, German, Portugese, Chinese and Arabic)? If so, we want to talk to you! Please email GlobalClimateConvergence@gmail.com with your name, phone number, language background, and translation experience, and we'll get in touch with how you can help.
REVISED RESOURCES FOR OUTREACH AND ORGANIZING! Check out the exciting materials under the drop-down menu "Outreach materials". These include: posters, flyers, sample email invitations and facebook posts, tools for holding a rally to jump-start organizing, videos, art projects, and more. We can also provide dedicated email lists and facebook pages. Join a Thursday evening local organizers call or email Timeka at GlobalClimateConvergence@gmail.com for more info.
COMING SOON... THE FIRST OFFICIAL GLOBAL CLIMATE CONVERGENCE VIDEO!
We are excited to announce that we are about to launch the first official GCC video that is designed to spread the word about the campaign far and wide. Stay tuned for the video release and be sure to share it with your friends and networks!
Finally, don’t forget to like the Convergence on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!
Thank you for all you are doing to power up for People, Planet and Peace over Profit!
Jill Stein for the Global Climate Convergence
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