In last week’s message to the list serve, Margaret indicated that “we at TCM are beginning to shift our organizing and policy focus towards implementing local- and state-level climate mobilizations until there’s a federal government that implements the Victory Plan. The end goal remains a federal and global WWII-scale mobilization to restore a safe climate”.
I’m interested in exploring these opportunities through this discussion.
Two months ago, I posted the following as a general comments on Ezra’s Victory Plan:
“I’m interested in whether and how effective mobilization could proceed at a state or regional level if federal action proves too slow in the short term. The US is not the same nation as 1940. The population and economic power of many US states rival or surpass many nations of the world. While not a complete victory plan, I’d like to look at a 50-state mobilization or regionalized plan that then could exert pressure on national and international actors. Any thoughts?”
No replies have been offered yet, so I’m initiating the topic as a new discussion.
I’ll offer one comment to begin, that is, we may want to begin by recognizing extreme regional differences within the nation, and leverage the available power centers within regions most amenable to a CM agenda (i.e. west coast and northeast). Regional partnerships may prove to be critical, and certainly are at a scale that exceeds many nation states worldwide.
Looking forward to comments.