Quote of the Day: "The best way to overcome inertia in others it to overcome it in ourselves."
There are currently 31,069 subscribers to the Downsizer Dispatch. We also have, with some overlap, 10,513 Facebook followers. Of this number, 631 have chosen a recruitment goal for their Congressional district. As a result...
These DC Downsizers have access to tools and information that the other 30,438 subscribers do NOT have.
And their extra benefits are about to increase.
If you're one of the 631 people who has set a recruitment goal for your district please read below about the new tools you'll soon receive.
If you're one of the 30,438 subscribers who has NOT yet set a local recruitment goal, please take a moment to consider what you're missing.
IF, you go HERE
AND you set a recruitment goal for your district, you'll see...
* How many DC Downsizers there are
* The recruitment goals set by other people
* The highest, lowest, median, and average goals
...in your district, state and nationwide. All of this is part of our overall design to empower you to...
* Find people who ALREADY AGREE WITH YOU, and recruit them to HELP YOU
* Educate and persuade those who disagree with you, to move them in your direction
* Measure the progress you're making in your district, your state, and nationwide
With these aims in mind, here are the new tools we'll be unveiling next week...
Personal Messages in Your Toolbox! You'll be able to COMMUNICATE DIRECTLY with other DC Downsizers in your district, state or nationwide who have set recruitment goals. Now you'll be able to talk to each other directly, about whatever you want, and expand your local influence together.
You'll also be able to choose your own privacy settings, and use either your own name or a screen name on the site. In addition, there are a few other bells and whistles you'll see in the new version of Your Downsize DC Toolbox...
We've provided you with a map of your district, and the other districts in your state. This is just a first step toward map-based tools that we're developing.
There will also be a new page showing you information about your Congressional delegation.
Here's what we're trying to do...
We want to help you recruit people who ALREADY AGREE WITH YOU, so they will use our simple tools to help you get what you want. The number of people who ALREADY AGREE WITH YOU is so massive that just a tiny fraction of them is needed to completely overwhelm Congress.
It really is that simple!
We're trying to do the same thing with our funding. We believe we can achieve our ultimate goals for as little as $1 per person per month. Here's what we have right now...
* Out of 31,069 subscribers to the Dispatch...
* 524 support our work with monthly pledges ranging from $1 to $250 (for most of last year, we had a $1,000 per month pledger)
* 659 have made one-time donations ranging from $1 to $15,000
* 29,886 are NOT donors
If you're in that last group, please consider starting a $1 monthly pledge, or making a one-time donation of at least $12. If every subscriber chipped in, we would expand our efforts by $358,632. That's $100,000 more than we spent last year. We do so much with so little, and your help has a huge impact.
The best way to overcome inertia in others is to overcome it in ourselves.
* Sometimes we fail to act because we think no one else will
* But every time we DO act, our example encourages someone else to take action.
Help us make you an increasingly powerful force to be reckoned with. Help us reach our goal of $1 per subscriber per month by making a one-time donation, or start a monthly pledge in an amount that fits your determination to Downsize DC.
P.S. Jim Babka will be a guest TONIGHT on the Tenth Amendment Center's new radio show. He will appear at 8:30 Eastern, 5:30 Pacific. You can call in: (323) 843-6008 and you can listen live here: http://radio.tenthamendmentcenter.com/