How to Bring A Friend, Relative or Colleague Into the Great Cooperation
We want to keep this easy and playful and we encourage you to consider this to be an adventure in creating community rather than a chore. With that in mind, the rules for bringing a friend, relative or colleague (or more than one, if you choose to) into FixOurAmerica.org to participate in the Great Cooperation are…
1. GO TO SOMEONE WITH WHOM YOU ARE REALLY CLOSE WHO TRUSTS YOU
Ask if he or she will agree to cooperate with you in something that is important to you. As in: “I’d like to talk to you/get down with you/share with you/be real with you… about something that’s very important/very cool to me.”
Most of you will know what to say next once you absorb the information on the website. If you have doubts, simply say (in your own way) that it really bothers you that lawmakers vote 90% of the time in favor of the people and corporations that finance their campaigns. And it bugs you that, no matter which political party they belong to, on average they spend more than half their time raising money rather than working for you and often don’t even read the legislation they vote on, which is mostly written by lobbyists. These are the two arguments we have found to be most effective; however, you know your friends and relatives best so adjust accordingly.
NOTE: To reach people via social media, see the links below.
2. SAY THAT WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO ASK IS VERY SIMPLE AND WILL HAVE A HUGE EFFECT.
This is where you discuss that we are all busy and so the politicians roll over us and vote mostly as they they are paid to. Therefore, the idea is to do something quickly and simply as part of a cooperation movement among people like yourself. If everyone does their part, then - bang - the job will get done, the rules will be changed via the Constitution.
As in: “Let’s just do this one thing and we can get the country back on track.” Or: “Hey Bro, I got a way for you to quake the world and do almost nothing.”
3. EXPLAIN THE THREE MAJOR (AND ONE OPTIONAL) STEPS
You can have them look at the website as you detail what it takes to become an Amender.
4. ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS AS BEST AS POSSIBLE WITHOUT STRAINING
In other words, if you don’t know an answer, refer your person to the FAQ section of the website. If the answer is not there, send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will reply. Avoid if possible debating someone's concerns or making anyone wrong. Instead, acknowledge the concerns and ask what is most important in the big picture - giving the country a fair shot at honest politics or honoring only their concern? Again, we’re happy to assist you via email.
We ask each person to monitor their friend, relative or colleague gently until each has completed the Become an Amender process. Some folks will take a bit of nudging as they go out to sign up another one of their friends or relatives or colleagues. You might even want to find it a playful way to be part of their process. As we say, if it makes sense to do so, keep it fun and light even though this is very serious business we are all about together.
AND IF YOU WANT TO RECRUIT MORE THAN ONE PERSON AT A TIME, OR HAVE A HOUSE PARTY, LET US KNOW AND WE WILL PROVIDE GUIDANCE. CONTACT INFO@FIXOURAMERICA.ORG
FOR EMAILING AND SOCIAL NETWORKS, COPY AND PASTE THIS MESSAGE:
I am a supporter of Fix Our America
I am asking people who know me to please click here and participate.
We absolutely need to get this job done and this is the easy, lazy way to do it.
Four Good Pocketbook Reasons to Fix the Constitution
Higher Fuel Prices: You pay 33% to 40% more per gallon because money-bought DC allows finance institutions to speculate in oil futures.
Higher Food Prices: Fuel trading drives up most other costs, notably food prices (fuel and fertilizer). DC allowing speculation in food futures by Big Finance drives up the prices even more.
Usurious Credit Card Rates: In some cases 30% or more.
Uncertain Retirement Plans: Look no further than the repeal of the Glass-Steagal Act in 1999 at the paid behest of Wall St. and the banks. Soon after came the Sub-prime housing scandal and the severe damage to the retirement plans of tens of millions of people during the Great Recession. It could easily happen again given the weak oversight rules passed to deal with Wall St. and bank manipulations and the total absence of prosecution of the perpetrators of the underlying fraud that led to the Great Recession.