|2011 was an unforgettable and unprecedented year for Backbone Campaign and our growing movement. For over nine years the Backbone Campaign has delivered an invigorating blend of "creative," "intelligent," "witty," "strategic" "effective" movement building competence that is infectious.
Making progressive values and people power go viral is exactly what we all desire.
Our small-but-mighty organization is always occupying the leading edge of the progressive wave. Our trainings, creative tactics, bold and media savvy actions, educational podcasts and organizing strategies help build a compelling movement identity, communicate commitment to the highest principles, and grow community power from the ground up.
From the classroom to the Occupations, the news stand to the streets, the credit union to the blockades, Backbone has helped shape these exciting times - and we plan to continue to do so.
With your support, we can be back stronger than ever In 2012. We will continue to deliver real change to our local community "laboratory" of Vashon Island. And we already have plans for actions and trainings in DC, Spokane, Biloxi, Olympia, Chicago, Baltimore, California and elsewhere, helping communities OCCUPY their aspirations, imagination, authority and power.
I'm excited to invite you to support our newest new cross country training tour. This tour, called Occupy This! will take the curriculum of our Localize This! summer action camp and put it on the road, preparing Occupies & community activists for a Spring offensive to break up the banks, reduce principal for underwater homes, and strengthen the movement to abolish corporate personhood.
All we need to do this is an average of $30 from each person who opened this email.
We never hold back from delivering to you, this movement, or the emerging leaders of tomorrow.
Please do not hold back from us.
Occupy Backbone TODAY! PLEASE make as generous a tax-deductible end of year gift as you can. The time is now.
Bill Moyer & Team Backbone
View our Flickr slideshow of photos from 2011 is HERE
To receive acopy of Our 2011 Report Accomplishments prepared for the Nathan Cummings Foundation please email
. It was prepared in August so much is missing, but it provides some interesting analysis of our work.
|Enjoy this slideshow of highlights from our 2011 actions and trainings: