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New-TCM-Organizers-Call-Getting-Organized-for-June26thEzra Silk spoke with new TCM organizers from Montana, Colorado, New Mexico, New York, Washington, D.C., and Florida about a number of ways to get started organizing for June 26, as well as ideas about actions to hold on June 26.
Intro-Call-on-June-26-National-Day-of-Action-February-17thWith about 20 enthusiastic people on hand from across the country, Margaret & Ezra give an overview of the June 26 day of action - including the goals and potential actions. If you are interested in participating in the 2nd national day of action for Climate Mobilization, this is the place to start.
State-of-TCM-call-february-7thMargaret discusses the exciting recent development in The Climate Mobilization, including the addition of many talented, dedicated mobilizers, as well as the great outcomes Climate Emergency Caucus. The importance of creating a local group with regular meetings is emphasized. Plans for next steps are discussed briefly.
Lead-Organizer-call-February-3rd-2016Margaret gives an update of how the Emergency Climate Caucus went, and other top organizers debrief their recent activities. Brainstorming of how to build on TCM's success and what kinds of efforts we need organizers to work on are discussed.
Lead-Organizer-call-January-13th-2016In this call for new TCM organizers, Ezra explained that the Pledge is designed to shock people out of complacency, denial and apathy, give them a realistic sense of hope, and facilitate the building of a mass movement calling for Climate Mobilization. He explained the great organizing work going on in Southern California and Missouri, and asked the approximately 10 callers to describe how they can envision organizing for TCM. Toward the beginning, Cathy Bell, of St. Louis, powerfully described why TCM is the only group that she views as calling for action on the scale and with the speed necessary to protect young people.
State-of-TCM-call-January-10th-2016Margaret Klein Salamon briefed the callers on The Climate Mobilization's progress, as well as its origins and values. Focuses included: The upcoming Climate Emergency Caucus in Iowa and rallies/ civil disobedience events targeting congress that are being planned for June. Questions were taken from callers including, “How can we possibly accomplish such lofty goals!”
Introduction to The Climate MobilizationThe Climate Mobilization Director, Margaret Klein Salamon, and Deputy Director, Ezra Silk, introduce themselves, and explain The Climate Mobilization's origins, values, strategy, and how new people can get Mobilized! This call provides a good overview for people new to TCM, and some interesting context and discussion for those who are already Mobilized. 66 minutes.
mobilizer-meeting-November-19thTCM's organizing team discuss the call script for the Mobilize Congress state calling effort on this call. Ezra Silk gave a trail run on the call script with Jack Reich as the call recipient. Cliff Cockerham, Chris Young, and Jack also gave pointers on how to give great phone calls. Definitely worth a listen if you are making calls for TCM!
mobilizer-meeting-november-12thWe discussed how to get started on the Mobilize Congress campaign. Ezra Silk recounted his experience trying out the Community Power Structure Analysis in Maine. We also discussed how to use this technique in Massachusetts and other states. A great call to listen to if you are ready to Mobilize your Congressional District!
mobilizer-meeting-August-27thAbout a dozen Mobilizers from across the country joined this call to discuss the Moral Mobilization and the idea of extending it through the Fall. We had a great talk about how to reach out to people in the religious community, how to use the Pope's encyclical as an organizing tool, and how to connect the call for a WWII-scale Climate Mobilization with the Pope's call for an "ecological conversion." What a creative & inspiring group!
mobilizer-encyclical-july-2ndMobilizers discuss Laudeto Si, Pope Francis' Encyclical. We are joined by special guests Sylvia Hood Washington, Epidemiologist, community organizer within the Catholic church, and editor of the Environmental Justice Journal http://www.liebertpub.com/overview/environmental-justice/259/, Mark Silk, scholar of religion in public life http://marksilk.religionnews.com/ (and father of TCM deputy director Ezra Silk!), and Bhikku Bodhi, Buddhist monk and founder of Buddhist Global Relief https://www.buddhistglobalrelief.org/.
mobilizer-meeting-August-2ndThe Moral Mobilization coordinators Ezra Silk and Kat Baumgartner described their vision for the week of action and fielded a set of excellent questions from four potential hosts across the country. If you want to get a sense of what the events will be like, and what it will take to pull them off, this is a great place to start.
mobilizer-meeting-August-6thIn the second organizing call for the Moral Mobilization, coordinators Ezra Silk and Kat Baumgartner described their recent efforts to enlist politicians in the Climate Mobilization. A general discussion was had with the four potential event hosts on the call about how to hold Moral Mobilization events, what they should look like, and how to approach important people to ask them about signing the Pledge to Mobilize and enlisting in a Moral Mobilization event.
mobilizer-meeting-August-13thEzra Silk spoke with Ethan Eynard about his plans to hold a Moral Mobilization event in Jefferson City. Ethan has plans to ask Father Stephen Jones, the head of the Catholic High School in town, to participate in his event, as well as a member of the Lincoln University Agriculture & Environmental Sciences faculty. Ethan has connections to both institutions. We discussed a number of potential ways for Ethan to go about building the Moral Mobilization in Jef City.