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View Diary: On Friday, Kill the #ChainedCPI Cut to Social Security & Veterans' Benefits (12 comments)

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  •  The media won't notice this unless (2+ / 0-)
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    llbear, blueoasis

    the participants wear funny hats, carry antique flags and mis-spelled home-made signs that say stupid things like "Keep you slimy government hands off my SS and Medicare".

    Oh,  and go armed.

    Not that I don't think demonstrations at Congresscritter offices isn't a good idea,  but really, demonstrations?, that's so 20th Century...

    don't always believe what you think

    by claude on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 10:37:23 AM PDT

    •  I think local media will notice! (6+ / 0-)

      which is something that Members of Congress care a lot about.

      My experience organizing local MoveOn actions is that when it's tied to a national issue that is already in the media, 1) People show up and 2) Local media show up.

      Your mileage may vary. If you're in a very big city, it's hard (though not impossible) to get local media attention for a local demonstration. But if you live in a smaller city - which many people do - it's relatively easy to get local media. This is the power of the MoveOn model: it doesn't matter so much what the big media do. It's matters more what local media in Yourtown, USA do.

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