I am all for equality etc but things get taken too far and we end up with White Supremacists in the White House. Do this before mobilising nationally. To develop the tree, ring down your list of people who want to join the tree, and ask them about their availability. Maybe you could space it out better? From ordinary stuff to masterpieces! Make sure that you have the press agencies like the Press Association on your list. This can become a vibrant hub for your campaign where information flows efficiently, supporting activists on the ground, and helping people get involved by providing an initial point of contact.Next
The facilitator must be as genuinely objective as possible; a bad facilitator can completely ruin a meeting. They're not doing this for your benefit - the information they collate can do nothing but harm you, sooner or later, and you will have no control or knowledge of what is done with it. Little is currently known about these publicity-shy characters. It is important that the work load after the meeting is distributed evenly, amongst as many individuals as possible. Don't treat individual guards as the enemy. As the Undersheriff is invariably a smug fat solicitor who boosts his career and earns extra fees by evicting the underclass from their miserable homes, he needs minions to actually do the dirty work.Next
If they have a flood of letters they may feel as if the issue is important and print a selection of them. Maps Accurate large-scale maps will prove invaluable for route monitoring, planning events and siting camps. Once the politicians have made their final decision, and the legal order to build the road has been made, the uphill struggle to stop the paper approval becoming grim concrete reality begins - and that's what this guide is about. If you do not want to go into massive detail on an issue in the main body of the text, but think it is of interest, include a Notes to Editors section at the end of the press release. The scope of the Ubuntu Font Family includes all the languages used by the various Ubuntu users around the world in tune with Ubuntu's philosophy which states that every user should be able to use their software in the language of their choice. However, the most important thing to be aware of is how all the local pro-roadies link up to present a web of influence. Send them regularly, but bombarding editors for the sake of it will put them off.
It contains ideas on building a campaign, dealing with the accelerating pace as contractors arrive, and practical tactics to stop them. This can help you target your mailings in future. For the same reason, copies of the whole tree should have as limited a circulation as possible. In the Public Notices section, papers may announce temporary road and footpath closure notices. Deciding what is and isn't appropriate for the campaign will take debate, argument and broad consensus.Next
Using the Phone Tree Properly There's no point putting loads of time, effort and phone bills into setting up a phone tree if it's misused. Always make sure you know if an interview is live or not. Send press releases to Contract Journal, Construction News, and New Civil Engineer, and phone up their news editors with big stories. Make sure to check out more great fonts at their portfolio. Although non-hierarchical structures require hard work, patience and tolerance to work, they are worth it as they are definitely the most welcoming and inclusive way to enable everyone to maximise their contribution to the campaign. Points of Contact - Postal Address, Telephone and E-mail You must have a postal address, as people will soon want to send you requests for information and donations etc.
Don't do it at other people's events without asking first. Although we're dealing with roads, much of this is, of course, applicable to building resistance and fighting other types of destructive developments. Unless they are really huge several 100,000 , they are usually ignored - even huge ones are often still ignored. The press are very lazy - the easier it is to get a story, the more likely it is they will print it. They are therefore the people you will encounter most directly when you venture onto a construction site.Next
Whatever system you develop, ensure that the tree can't be set off by one paranoid individual on a bad day, or by anyone hostile to the campaign. The contractors should inform local residents of the general order of work. This means involving lots of people, having an accessible campaign structure and being well rooted in your local community. Local Newspapers Well-informed hacks may well know more about what's going on than most so cultivate them. There will of course be a sprinkling of psychos, rambo fantasists, and people turned down by the army or police for being too aggressive, especially at the team leader level see end of Chapter 10 for ideas on dealing with violence.Next
Ask them politely what they are doing, but remember they may well lie. I think this is a good thing, and can't understand why any manufacturer would have a bad feeling for someone that is sponsored by other one. It needs to immediately grab an Editor's attention or will be binned. Other options include a folk evening, a ceilidh, a story-telling evening, a bingo night, a fete or fair, a jumble sale, or something else that fits in with the local culture and community. Ranty accounts of how bad things are will put new people off; so will exaggerated and made-up stories. Be aware that if you raise the stakes inappropriately, or at the wrong time, the harder it may become for politicians to publicly retreat. Some companies, particularly security guard companies, may place job advertisements in local papers.Next
This section describes essential methods that any campaign can use to build up its support base. Financiers Increasingly, road-building depends on corporate finance to some degree. Ask dog walkers and other locals especially those living very near the route to look out for and report anything unusual. Most chainsaw operators will be based relatively locally. Flypost tirelessly plastic bags are less conspicuous than buckets for carrying wallpaper paste. Some people assume that if you are producing a newsletter then you must be doing alright.Next
Hospital laundries, charity shops and jumble sales usually sell cheap old sheets. Some people just sign petitions to salve their consciences and won't do anything else as a result. On March 24, 2017 at 9:44 am - I was wondering if you ever thought of changing the page layout of your website? Organising this way takes the burden off the campaign and builds the autonomous group into a strong unit. Contractors' offices The most accurate information regarding work schedules and fine details of the plans are likely to be held in contractors' offices, particularly those of consulting engineers. Local Road Supporters There will be a whole host of local rogues who, for various reasons, actively support the construction of the road, although they aren't directly involved in building it.Next