Taking Civic Action in
Mass Fashion
August 8, 2014
August 8, 2014 1
Hi.
Dan O’Neil, Sonja Marziano,
Christopher Whitaker, Josh Kalov,
and Mohammad Ouyoun
August 8, 2014 2
A few things
• The power of mass action
• Online tools and methods for mass action
• Online tools for offline mass action
...
We do civic tech
• Open data
• Lightweight technology
• Fail fast
• Test things
• Listen to people
• Make things
• Have fu...
August 8, 2014 5
The power of mass action
• Komen for the Cure/ Planned Parenthood
• SOPA/PIPA
• Texas filibuster – Wendy Davis
• “No deals...
August 8, 2014 7
Planned Parenthood v. Casey
"Where, in the performance of its judicial duties,
the Court decides a case in such a way as t...
Stare decisis
Courts should generally
abide by precedent and not
disturb settled matters.
The court had decided in Roe
v. ...
No mass action
w/o mass agreement
• Deciding on what should be a settled
matter
• It makes all the difference in the world...
At your table ahora
• Take five minutes
• Come up with something about which you
are completely resolved
• Can be anything...
We have to know each other
so that we can resolve.
@danxoneil
August 8, 2014 12
Tribune boundary app
• http://boundaries.tribapps.com/
• Once you decide what action to take, you
have to know who to take...
Great tool
August 8, 2014 14
Gimme some addresses
August 8, 2014 15
The humble service request
• A simple form of
action
• Let’s practice
• http://www.cityofchica
go.org/city/en/depts/3
11/s...
All sorts of things you can report
August 8, 2014 17
What about if you’re done with the
existing processes?
August 8, 2014 18
btw I took that picture
August 8, 2014 19
Have a parade!
• All protests are covered under the “10-8-
330 Parade, public assembly or athletic
event” section of the m...
So we took action on that
August 8, 2014 21
Back to the protest permit
August 8, 2014 22
Fill it out
August 8, 2014 23
Or just go outside
• One of the deep dark secrets of
government leadership is that there is very
little they can do to sto...
Or just go outside
• When a set of people decide on settled
matters, the power is really
August 8, 2014 25
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    1. 1. Taking Civic Action in Mass Fashion August 8, 2014 August 8, 2014 1
    2. 2. Hi. Dan O’Neil, Sonja Marziano, Christopher Whitaker, Josh Kalov, and Mohammad Ouyoun August 8, 2014 2
    3. 3. A few things • The power of mass action • Online tools and methods for mass action • Online tools for offline mass action August 8, 2014 3
    4. 4. We do civic tech • Open data • Lightweight technology • Fail fast • Test things • Listen to people • Make things • Have fun August 8, 2014 4
    5. 5. August 8, 2014 5
    6. 6. The power of mass action • Komen for the Cure/ Planned Parenthood • SOPA/PIPA • Texas filibuster – Wendy Davis • “No deals!” • Planned Parenthood v. Casey August 8, 2014 6
    7. 7. August 8, 2014 7
    8. 8. Planned Parenthood v. Casey "Where, in the performance of its judicial duties, the Court decides a case in such a way as to resolve the sort of intensely divisive controversy reflected in Roe and those rare, comparable cases, its decision has a dimension that the resolution of the normal case does not carry. It is the dimension present whenever the Court's interpretation of the Constitution calls the contending sides of a national controversy to end their national division by accepting a common mandate rooted in the Constitution." August 8, 2014 8
    9. 9. Stare decisis Courts should generally abide by precedent and not disturb settled matters. The court had decided in Roe v. Wade and that was that, according to all. August 8, 2014 9
    10. 10. No mass action w/o mass agreement • Deciding on what should be a settled matter • It makes all the difference in the world • We learned, in part, how to do that • Last week, in considering Beyond Scared Straight as a policy • You should feel proud that you have these skills by being a part of this here, today • Because we have to decide what weAugust 8, 2014 10
    11. 11. At your table ahora • Take five minutes • Come up with something about which you are completely resolved • Can be anything • But there has to be complete agreement– what is, in the opinion of the table, a settled matter August 8, 2014 11
    12. 12. We have to know each other so that we can resolve. @danxoneil August 8, 2014 12
    13. 13. Tribune boundary app • http://boundaries.tribapps.com/ • Once you decide what action to take, you have to know who to take action upon • If you live in the city, this app will tell you who represents you in all of the various units of government to which you belong August 8, 2014 13
    14. 14. Great tool August 8, 2014 14
    15. 15. Gimme some addresses August 8, 2014 15
    16. 16. The humble service request • A simple form of action • Let’s practice • http://www.cityofchica go.org/city/en/depts/3 11/supp_info/request_ service.html • Or just call 311 from yer phone August 8, 2014 16
    17. 17. All sorts of things you can report August 8, 2014 17
    18. 18. What about if you’re done with the existing processes? August 8, 2014 18
    19. 19. btw I took that picture August 8, 2014 19
    20. 20. Have a parade! • All protests are covered under the “10-8- 330 Parade, public assembly or athletic event” section of the municipal code • Here’s a list of 529 permits: https://data.cityofchicago.org/Events/PAR ADES-/dbxi-w2tt • Though it seems out of date (2012 Toys for Tots is the most recent) August 8, 2014 20
    21. 21. So we took action on that August 8, 2014 21
    22. 22. Back to the protest permit August 8, 2014 22
    23. 23. Fill it out August 8, 2014 23
    24. 24. Or just go outside • One of the deep dark secrets of government leadership is that there is very little they can do to stop that from happening • Settled matters win August 8, 2014 24
    25. 25. Or just go outside • When a set of people decide on settled matters, the power is really August 8, 2014 25

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