Raise A Ruckus
Create Spectacle. Drive the Public Agenda. Drive the Narrative.
Drive The Narrative. Drive The Public Agenda. Create Spectacle.
Attention and pressure on urgent and high-priority needs and issues can drive public agendas for government focus and action – from the local to the national level. It can help drive transformative public action, too. Agendas tie to funding, laws, policies, paradigms, stakes, values, public health action, etc. People can create pandemic-safe ruckus, spectacle, fuss, attention, and buzz that draws interest, drives the narrative, and drives the agenda. People are creative; they will find ways. People can tell the stories of governments, elected officials, and businesses that are hurting them, or hurting their chances at staying alive. People can create viral content (summary on this and tool on this). People can share and amplify each other’s stories. People can build more and bigger coalitions, have community conversations and counter fear. People can get media coverage on all of this ruckus; on how people everywhere are doing a groundswell of helpful things. People can demand that local, state, and federal governments do the jobs they are supposed to be doing – now. People can demand that businesses help strengthen democracy, strengthen communities, follow public health measures, take care of their employees, demonstrate civic responsibility, and demonstrate media and science literacy. People can support businesses that do, and drive positive attention their way. People can raise a fuss about businesses that don’t; and shine a light on those businesses funding candidates that aren’t helping us survive, or on businesses funding media that spreads misinformation. Shift the Country can amplify all of this ruckus as we get funded. Our community and followers can, too – that’s the next tool.
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Details on how to use this and the other 15 civic engagement tools are under construction as we're a brand-new nonprofit, created in the summer of 2020 to deal with multiple crises in the US. More information on this tool is coming ASAP!
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MORE RELATED STUFF IS BELOW. PATREON and GOFUNDME support help us make more shift happen faster. Tagged resources below have more examples & stories for this tool. This framework here has flexible ways to use the 15 tools and to mix + match them with the 10 structural areas. Help us share this stuff everywhere with everyone you know & totally raise an absolute ruckus. Thank you. Good luck.