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Author Topic: Positive Reinforcement  (Read 1907 times)

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Offline twofires

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Positive Reinforcement
« on: February 24, 2007, 02:22:21 PM »
being a frequenter for some activist liberal blogs, here are a couple others things that a large group of people can do short of risking arrest by doing freelance freeway blogging:

coordinated contact with elected official-
this includes things like everyone phoning the Reps/Senators DC office one day and leave a scripted comment. These numbers are tracked within our elected officials' offices! A mass influx of phone calls is something that gets notice!

changing up the mix a little bit, this technique is more of a positive reward for a positive action: when one of our elected officials actually takes a stand for (your plank here) a co-ordinated effort to send a nice bouquet of flowers with a Thank You note to the Reps/Sen's office is really effective as has been found by the crowd that follows Americablog.com

And I very much support this Positive Reward for Positive Positioning, rather than confrontational stance squared of against congressional/administration inaction

Positive Positioning may be described as any policy position that promotes the well being of the electorate over war-time industrialization and tax breaks for the upper 2%. But thats just my 2cents worth.

When a Congressperson or a Senator speaks out for something we support, a mass of people all call in an order for a nice bouquet to be delivered to that officials' DC office.

I'm telling you: this is definatley a very cool, highly appreciated reward system that lets our elected know we stand behind social policy rather than special interests. All for maybe $20.00 a pop. It really brightens their day, so in a sense we are Bringers of Light into their dreary hell each day must be. Sparks jump in the deepest recesses of their minds and they remember better days, halcyon days when loftier goals called them to public service before the special interests got their jaws wrapped round their souls.

If 100 people across the country send in a $20 bouquet to 1 office in one day, that sends a powerful, positive message: Thank You for Supporting the Will of the People, the Health of the People.

This is one of those Viral things, against which nothing can stand, not even the most vociferous of right wing nut jobs. Unconditional Positive Reinforcement, aka Love.

What is then required is a website whose format is to monitor who in DC is supporting what. I'm sure its out there somewhere and as with the wheel, does not need to be re-invented.  Just googled...

perhaps this is will become one of the foci of MillionAIDSMarch.org. Not so much a Real Date on the Mall rather a virtual skinner box for rewarding positive responses with a lovely cheap vase of flowers and a NOTE (don't forget to say which bill/amendment you are thanking them for) so the Rat you voted into office gets an ego stroke now and then.

Hows that for underhanded and devious?
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