Ideas to Provide Local Support for the Coming Demostrations to Win Back Our Democracy
1) Build a network of local and small businesses through the following:
A) Build network of consumers who need the products or services of local businesses: This has the effect of creating demand for the business, while building trust and loyalty from the business.
I) Advertise: local newspapers (The Penny Saver, The Miami Herald, etc.)
II) Word of mouth of those members of the organization, employees (this could serve as their 1 hour of donated time) (To Regain American Democracy)
B) Require 10% of the profit (once the demand increases: A baseline needs to be established prior to committing to providing support)
2) Identify, Target and Hold accountable the elite and corporate leaders (the “job creators”)
3) Start community farms:
A) These mini farms can be planted on small plots that homeowners are willing to plant gardens in and can receive community help growing and maintaining these plots if they agree to donate a portion of the crop to a community cache (for people in need, or for sale at a local fruit and vegetable stand.
B) Look at the land in front of people’s homes that the local municipality own and determine how important, and how often this land must be accessed. For those plots that require limited access, consider planting local fruits and vegetables that can support the local neighborhoods, with any excess being sold at local markets. In this way, certain types of fruits and vegetable can be grown in various neighborhoods that can be traded or sold to other neighborhoods that lack those particular fruits and vegetables.
4) Communities or community banks (if possible) should bond together and buy out a home being short sold and set up a reasonable mortgage so home owners can retain their homes.
5) Set up tutoring/after care centers in neighbor’s homes. Look to retired teachers and start a donation to provide a wage for their tutoring services.