We all knew on Saturday afternoon even with the euphoria of being part of something bigger than ourselves that the march was just the beginning. And here’s the proof. In today’s edition of The New York Times, Zeynep Tupecki, author of the forthcoming “Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest,” says it has become far easier to organize protests than translate them into policy changes.
She cites the Tea Party (gulp) as an example of one that successfully answered the “what’s next?” question.
“….the Tea Party protesters then got to work on a ferociously focused agenda: identifying and supporting primary candidates to challenge Republicans who did not agree with their demands, keeping close tabs on legislation and pressuring politicians who deviated from a Tea Party platform.”
What is your agenda? Which groups/causes are you going to support with your time, your talent and your treasure? What will be your focus?