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

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  •  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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