Organizing Notes

Bruce Gagnon is coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He offers his own reflections on organizing and the state of America's declining empire....

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I'll be taking an 'unpaid leave of absence' from my job at the Global Network from December 15-March 15, 2020 in order to help my friend Lisa Savage on her campaign for the US Senate in Maine. She's running as a Maine Green Independent Party member and needs to gather 2,000 petition signatures of registered Greens during that period. I'll be back to GN after March 15.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

MILITARY BUDGET IS KILLING THE COUNTRY

  • I went to Brunswick this morning to join with local activists to hand out literature about the federal budget at the post office.  They had a good bunch of folks there so I went along Main Street and handed out our Fair Budget for All....Why Not? flyers to every shop keeper in the downtown area.  Then I walked over to the mill where the weekend flea market and farmers market are happening.  There the people were coming and going in droves and I handed out about 300 flyers in an hour. 

  • While at the mill I had some nice conversations with several of the people.  Many thanked me for being out there as I told them that we were trying to defend social progress.  When I mentioned Obama's proposed cuts to Social Security to older people their ears perked right up.  One guy told me that we all need to listen to the Graham Nash song "Military Madness" - we've got to cut the military budget he shouted.  Music to my ears so I thought I'd post that song below.

  • It is always encouraging to see folks come alive a bit when you are handing out flyers.  I'm just getting started and have several thousand copies of the flyer to put on doors here in Bath during the coming days.


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