ELECTORAL & LEGISLATIVE STRATEGY
To build a national movement we need an electoral strategy and a state-by-state organizing effort built on a community and city-level Town Hall education and mobilization.
JAMN has developed a strategy for action at the local, state, and federal level to promote resolutions, legislation and candidates supporting climate change mitigation and socio/ economic justice.
We will immediately launch a national Net Zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2050 campaign, which includes intensive public education in Town Hall meetings, letters to the editor, direct lobbying of elected officials, introduction of legislation, rallies, press conferences, congressional briefings, and a highly visible media and social media presence.
This effort will seek to win the hearts and minds of the American people and our representatives, so they embrace and work for our net zero emissions goal.
We pass legislation by creating critical mass, and we do that by getting all the diverse groups to agree on a common political strategy. Climate / Green Jobs legislation(s) must be promoted at the city, state and federal levels.
This effort should be accompanied by a strong collective effort to expose and reverse all forms of voter suppression and election rigging, including racist Voter ID laws, gerrymandering, the corrupting role of money in politics, and the lack of transparency in our privately-owned voting equipment that makes all our elections vulnerable to hidden error and electronic theft.
Without a viable democratic process, controlled by the people, climate and all related justice issues will be fighting an uphill -- and likely losing battle -- which is why we must recognize the need to reform and protect our electoral process as central to our success.