Step-by-Step Organizer Toolkit for the People's Campaign for the Constitution
This toolkit contains suggested steps and supporting materials that your local group can use to hold elected officials accountable for the oaths they take to protect and defend the Constitution. The new president, new Congress, and the 2009 expiration of PATRIOT Act provisions offer the best opportunity we’ve had in seven years to change the direction our nation is taking. The more we organize and build broad, local coalitions to take advantage of this historic moment, the more successful we will be.
We encourage you to adapt this framework to the needs of your local coalition. If you are working on a local campaign in your community, please tell us about your efforts. We invite you to send us tools and links you want to share with other groups around the country.
The toolkit is presented in three steps. Click on the title for each step to access resources and more information.
Invite people you know to work with you on the local campaign and plan further outreach.
Build a coalition from across the political spectrum by promoting the campaign and creating dialogue about how threats to the Constitution affect your community. Agree on demands to make to representatives and candidates about unconstitutional policies.
Hold a public forum or attend a town hall meeting to demonstrate broad community support for your representative to defend the Constitution. Monitor your representative's votes and use further grassroots education and public pressure to reinforce your coalition’s demands.