Mobilize Your Community
If you’re enthused by the idea of a Citizen Cabinet, chances are you know plenty of people who would be too. Here are a few pointers to help you get started building a supporter network in your area. Once you’ve got this accomplished, don’t forget to check out or contact congress section to see how you and your group can help further.
- Check the directory of your local PTA or other civic organizations for contact information to reach out to other potentially interested citizens. Send them information on the Citizen Cabinet, and tell them to visit VOP.org and sign up. Invite them to a small gathering over coffee to introduce them to the idea.
- Set up a local VOP group on Meetup.com or similar social networking site, and share links to any of our recent policymaking simulations and ask others to give them a try! Then compare notes.
- Contact members of the local press to let them know what you’re doing and what Voice Of the People is about. Writing a letter to the editor is an excellent step.
- Reach out to interested individuals through social media tools like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
- Send an email to your address book..
I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education. This is the true corrective of abuses of constitutional power.
Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Charles Jarvis, September 28, 1820