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READERS FORUM: New Strategic Directions

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We are experimenting with a new type of forum – a “Reader’s Forum” – designed specifically to draw out the voices of the many left organizers, activists, and thinkers from around the country. We know you are reading. We also want to know what you are thinking!

Organizing Upgrade wants to engage you – our readers – in the strategic dialogue we have started here. At the recent Social Forum, we heard from so many of you that you have been reading the site regularly and that you really appreciate the dialogue. We are honored that you appreciate the space we have created.

But now we want to hear from YOU!

We are experimenting with a new type of forum – a “Reader’s Forum” – designed specifically to draw out the voices of the many left organizers, activists, and thinkers from around the country. We know you are reading. We also want to know what you are thinking!

Consider the following question:

Reflecting on recent events –  the US Social Forum,  the enduring recession, the enforcement of SB 1070,  the Tea Party’s race politics  and the recent overturning of Proposition 8 in California – what should be our prime takeaways and new approaches to organizing strategy?

Use the “Comments” function below to tell us what you took away from the US Social Forum or how you think left organizers should respond to SB 1070 in Arizona and similar measures moving across other states today.  The recession is not ending and may dip once again, what should we be doing? Who should we be organizing?

Don’t worry about your thoughts being perfectly formed or argued.  This is not a test, but a conversation, and something to inspire and encourage the rest of us.  Click “Comments” below, and start typing!