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  •  You have pointed to several issues that... (3+ / 0-)
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    ...are among the reasons I have long supported local actions networked locally, with occasional D.C. or N.Y.C. bigger actions, since the October 1969 National Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam. There were 100s of 1000s in D.C. then, but also more than 600 actions across the country in cities and college campuses, some sources say about 2 million participants all told.

    Getting local publicity requires building relationships with local media. That takes work and can still be disappointing. But it's crucial. Talk to reporters, make coverage easy for them. Provide them with talking points that actually say something. Do some of their work for them.

    Local protests don't have to be on a weekend. If the networked protests are held over, say, four days, Friday-Monday, it allows for flexibility.

    Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

    by Meteor Blades on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 02:19:52 PM PST

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    •  The best work I did in San Antonio was media for (3+ / 0-)
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      MoveOn.org. We developed those relationships and got several small rallies covered. It is well worth the work and effort. The local paper is now covering issues with a better balance and has even endorsed the occasional Democrat since then. I think the work I did with MoveOn helped. They have a great media training. I was glad to see Anna Galland join us here at DKos. I hope she can convince more Kossacks to action.

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