Citizen Action Monitor

Is anyone reading those emails we send to politicians?

Here’s what some people have to say about their experiences – from Ralph Nader on down to Citizen Doe No 1599 Posted by fw, February 21, 2016 I’ll chip in my … Continue reading

February 21, 2016

How Ottawa’s grassroots citizen advocacy team plans to get the federal government it wants in October

Ecology Ottawa team wants a government committed to the environment, to clean energy, air, and water No 1396 Posted by fw, July 11, 2015 “Ecology Ottawa volunteers are already going … Continue reading

July 11, 2015

Bold gutsy action planning tips: Pt 4 of 4 – How to advocate for voting reform and democracy renewal

No 812 Posted by fw, July 17, 2013 In Part 3, Give the Media What They Want, Dave offered three tips on how to exploit what is potentially your group’s … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bold gutsy action planning tips: Pt 3 of 4 – How to give the media what they want

No 811 Posted by fw, July 17, 2013 “We often go into media outreach thinking: How do I get them to cover me? As if they’re offering us something and … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bold gutsy action planning tips: Pt 2 of 4 – How to empower your team members

No 810 Posted by fw, July 17, 2013 “They [Toronto Cyclists Union] have on their website: ‘Join the bike union so we can advocate on your behalf.’ I think that’s … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bold gutsy action planning tips: Pt 1 of 4 – How to attract more members to your team

Video — Toronto artist and organizer Dave Meslin will dazzle you with his innovative ideas No 809 Posted by fw, July 17, 2013 “How do we reach beyond the people … Continue reading

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Seven obstacles that discourage people from trying to make a difference in their communities

Public disengagement is reinforced by a complex web of cultural barriers No 807 Posted by fw, July 12, 2013 “As long as we believe that people, our own neighbours, are … Continue reading

July 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

“Organize to Win” success story: How Oakvillegreen helped stop paving of nature trail

No 71 Posted by fw, September 28, 2010 One September day in 2008, Oakville resident John McMullen watched in disbelief as heavy machinery came rumbling down a popular nature trail. … Continue reading

September 28, 2010 · Leave a comment