Organizing for Change

On Sunday, Dec. 14, 150 people attended the Organizing for Change Conference at Harvard’s Institute of Politics. The aim of the conference was to discuss the next steps in building on the dramatic achievements of the grassroots Obama organization in the post-election era. Speakers included: Harvard sociology professor, organizing guru and Camp Obama creator, Marshall Ganz; Obama Pennsylvania Field Director and current National Deputy Director of the Post-Election Task Force, Paulette Aniskoff; Massachusetts for Obama Field Director, Sarah Compton; and member of the Cambridge-Somerville for Change Organizing Team, Tony Mack.

At the core of the conference were breakout groups, in which participants came up with collective action plans around such topics as “building a progressive coalition” and “new approaches to national legislation.” We at Cambridge Somerville for Change encourage those of you who participated in the conference, and came away motivated to take those action plans seriously, to work together with CSfC in your efforts, because united we can achieve far more than with each of us working alone. Stay tuned for the next steps in how to get more involved. And don't forget to sign up for our mailing list if you haven’t already, so we can keep you informed of those next steps. Thanks.


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Cambridge-Somerville for Change is an all-volunteer community group dedicated to harnessing the grassroots energy and spirit of change inspired by the Obama campaign. Our organizing work includes electoral and issue-based campaigns at the local, state, and national level. Our members have chosen to work on promoting economic fairness, comprehensive health care reform, creating policies that conserve energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, provide for fair and adequate access to public transportation, and promoting in-state tuition for immigrant youth.

This is an organization built by and for you, the community, and we look forward to your participation and feedback. If you have questions, comments, or suggestions about getting involved, please email
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