“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”― Barack Obama
It is change I am seeking. It’s not that you did not do enough but that I didn’t. I am doing this work to enact sociopolitical change: sociopolitical = societal + political change. We are moving from one level of sociopolitical engagement to another and I am truly amazed by the quantity and quality of local Democrats committed to doing this work. I am so impressed by people around me who have risen and are rising to the occasion. We are the change that we seek.
Sociopolitical change can be measured by our level of political activity and it results in changing voting behavior to select, elect, and connect with representatives who are in line with our Democratic values. New Mexico is one of five states Trump is targeting to flip in 2020 (Kilgore, 2019). We have work to do in order to keep New Mexico blue and to shine as a blue beacon for our neighboring states. Fortunately, our local Democratic Party is up for the task. We are organizing and you are invited to participate as a part of this meaningful movement of sociopolitical change.
On Saturday, July 20, from 9 am to 1 pm, the DPBC is hosting a half-day Educate to Activate, ACTivist Conference. We will learn about strategies for change and tactics for enacting those strategies. You will also meet and exchange ideas with other activists in the community. Childcare, light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Workshop topics are:
- Problem Solving using Design Thinking Techniques
- Using Stories to Build Power
- Field Organizing 101- Knock those doors!
- Oh yeah, community building is hard work but oh so worth it!
- Relational and Institutional Organizing; Organized People over Organized Money
Join us at Rio Grande High School on Saturday, July 20. Doors open at 8:30am and the conference runs from 9 am to 1 pm.
Registration – Help us plan logistics by registering here:https://forms.gle/nRUgmyCs3Yx2eDS47.
Volunteer – Help us with the conference by filling out this form:https://forms.gle/vLk6yncUMrPKP1Fy5.
I am honored to work beside you at this pivotal moment in time. We are building the bridge to an inclusive representative democracy while crossing it.
Yours in service,
Chair, Democratic Party of Bernalillo County
Kilgore, E. (2019, June 11). The States Trump Might Plausibly Aim to Flip in 2020. Retrieved July 7, 2019, from http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/06/the-states-trump-might-plausibly-aim-to-flip-in-2020.html