Inspired by the everyday heroes of Occupy Wall Street, this spring people everywhere are getting ready for a surge of action to confront the 1%.
To prepare, dozens of groups from across the progressive movement are starting with an unprecedented and ambitious goal for the 99% Spring: to train 100,000 people in nonviolent direct action, in the spirit of Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and Rosa Parks.
So far, the response has been huge. We're just getting started and already local organizations and volunteers nationwide have set up more than 400 trainings from April 9-15.
Now we need to find people who can volunteer to become trainers and help lead all those events. You've participated in MoveOn events in the past, and so we wanted to offer you this fun chance to to meet other passionate people committed to building our movement, learn new skills, and put them to use right away.
If you're interested, you can learn to be a 99% Spring nonviolence trainer by signing up to attend a regional training for trainers event in your area the weekend of March 22-23.
We'll follow up with the details about the regional event closest to you. We're looking for teachers, organizers, PTA parents—anyone who loves working with people. It's a big plus if you have previous experience as a trainer, but it's not required. You don't have to plan your own training event or worry about logistics or turnout—you can help just by becoming a volunteer trainer in your area.
We're looking for people who can attend an in-person training for trainers on March 22-23 and who are also able to volunteer to act as a trainer at a 99% Spring action training during the week of April 9-15.
If you'd like to volunteer, please click here to sign up:
Thanks for all you do.
–Lenore, Robin, Carrie, Elena, and the rest of the team
MoveOn.org Civic Action is hosting the online event registration process for the 99% Spring action trainings but is not responsible for the content or programming of the trainings or for the planning or organization of any specific actions. The 99% Spring is a collaborative effort between many organizations to train over 100,000 Americans in the basics of nonviolent direct action—not an electoral campaign.
Want to support our work? MoveOn Civic Action is entirely funded by our 5 million members—no corporate contributions, no big checks from CEOs. And our tiny staff ensures that small contributions go a long way. Chip in here.
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