We need strategy and a long term perspective that looks beyond a single victory.
Our Dreams Our Reality The GAP
Power The ability to achieve our purpose or agenda What fills the GAP is …
The Wellstone Triangle: Our Model for Building Long-Term Power A genda G rowth P olitics Wellstone Action/with modifications by Unions New South Wales Issue Advocacy -Development Electoral Mobilization Growth -Education- Outreach Develop New Leaders Community/Labor Organizing Builds a constituency that fights for change Electoral Politics Determines who makes decisions and holds them accountable Progressive Public Policy Provides vision, direction and agenda
Building grassroots power to affect change: Or how we begin building a movement Advocacy Lobbying, contracts, coalitions, issues Electoral Determining who will make the decisions Basebuilding Building capacity, commitment and infrastructure around a compelling, coherent vision and set of values Organizing Work Mobilizing Work Mobilizing Work