Jack Wagner: Ideas to help the Green Party win
San Francisco Green Party activist Jack Wagner has written a post at The Free Independent-Sun entitled “How the Green Party Can Win the Tucson Mayor Race and Prepare for 2012″. The post has a number of do-it-yourself ideas for how Greens can energize and expand the Green Party. Many of the ideas helped Ron Paul supporters to build a highly visible grassroots movement in 2008, including meetups, money bombs, and community blogs:
I’d suggest that the Greens in Tuscon start up a meet-up group, on meetup.com, and see who shows up. Even if it is 4 or 5 people, at least you know who your grassroots leaders are.
…I’d also suggest Green Party activists to try this out in every major U.S. city. Find some place that is low-key where you can get together and talk and keep trying to get people to show up. Whether or not they are actually registered Greens, see who is out there that is interested in what Greens have to say and who are willing to help.
In the post, Wagner levels a challenge at Green Party Watch:
I don’t want to discredit everything the contributors over at Green Party Watch have done, but I really think they, and we, need to develop that site into an actual functioning forum for Green Party activists. The Daily Paul has done amazing things for the Ron Paul grassroots effort by simply being an open forum for his supporters. The site contributors still stay in control of the front page, but users are able to put up their own posts, like to videos and articles and “bump” up posts they feel are important and relevant.