- The Framework
- Exercise: Watch Obama's Speech
- Karla's Story
- Mera's Story
- Outline Your Story
- Exercise: Outline Your Story
- Writing your Story
- Getting Feedback
Making meaningful change in your community isn't easy, and it's often difficult to know where to start. In this course, you'll learn fundamental techniques that form the core of effective grassroots organizing. It's designed for those new to organizing who are eager to get started, and serves as a great refresh for those already politically active. All lessons are developed in close conjunction with progressive organizations like Organizing for Action.
The initial lesson focuses on telling your personal story. A compelling personal narrative is a powerful tool for organizing that helps you quickly connect with anyone--from potential volunteers to elected leaders--in a meaningful way. This story is structured into four parts - the challenge, the choice, the outcome, and the ask - and in this course we'll break down that framework, walk you through several examples, and give you tips for maximum impact. Then, you'll write your own story, practice and get feedback, and polish it into an engaging narrative.
Other lessons currently in development include:
So if you're ready to get active, sign up today!
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DemLabs is an organization seeking to support progressive candidates and organizations with the technical, legal, and creative resources they need to win. For this course, DemLabs has partnered with several leading progressive organizations to create online training so anyone, anywhere can learn to be an effective activist or political organizer.