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Forum Post: Using Online Tools for Wave of Action, May Day & Movement Conensus

Posted 4 months ago on April 13, 2014, 9:51 p.m. EST by WaveOfAction (8)
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Like #OccupyWallSt birthed the #Occupy tactic, call to action & community the Wave Of Action bears similar fruit

The World Wide Wave of Transformation introduced a new dynamic tactic that mixes grassroots campaign mobilization with a little flavor taken from the old world and it’s love of large scale, regular community celebrations with the #WaveOfAction Day Of Action on April 4th.

The Wave of Action which hit on April 4th brought together new & old community members was 3 months in the making.

We're working on creating a Wave for May Day: #MayDayWave.

In the past with Occupy events it's kinda been a mess coordinating.. So..

We're trying Loomio for the effort.

Anyone have thoughts on the platform?

How to respect privacy, yet confirm that those lending their voice are actual people & in what context to take their participation..

Here's the current discussion on how to handle the day's assembly.

We'd love your voices in the mix there too!

https://www.loomio.org/d/i8zXTkwC/may-day-people-s-assembly-movement-report-backs

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[-] 4 points by WaveOfAction (8) 4 months ago

Enjoying the dialog so far! We've agreed #MayDayWave would be an easy hashtag to get goin in the short time before May 1st so far via Loomio.. Hope to hear more of you there!

[-] 0 points by JGriff99mph (507) 4 months ago

I checked it out, I guess I'm not sure of what lumio has to offer besides the pie chart?

Anyways, a few things on "how to handle the days assembly" off the top of my head:

Bathrooms- This is an issue that gets addressed sometimes, but when it doesnt, its a problem. Finding stores that will allow it can get you around the port-a-potti rental if needed. We are going through that headache with MAM right now.

March route- Always helps to have a team actually walk the route before hand.

Stength in numbers- try not to plan for a fracturing of the group into too many separate activities. People see the huge crowd and realize a few things from it.

"Anyone have thoughts on the platform?

How to respect privacy, yet confirm that those lending their voice are actual people & in what context to take their participation.."

Thats a very tough obstacle to overcome with online organizing. There is no way to confirm anyone on there, and if there is a vote, who knows who is doing what.