by Larry Kleinman (PCUN co-founder, and Movement Elder)
As the third in the essay series about organizing in a time of pandemic, Building Power… looks at the likely trajectory for economic and health recovery and describes two key strategies–“Lived Relief” and “Vote at Home”–that social change organizations should consider pursuing to meet the moment.
Building on the March 7, 2020 writings – this essay offers ideas on how we should think about the likely length and depth of the Coronavirus pandemic and navigate the health and unprecedented economic crises it’s spawned.
The threat of a coronavirus pandemic is scrambling our already turbulent reality. The impacts on public health, on the economy and, in turn, on our campaigns and activities could be profound and swift. This essay lays out ideas for how to shift gears quickly and respond appropriately, including contingency planning.
by Larry Kleinman
1/21/21: the first day of the next administration. How do we hope and need to show up on that day ready to begin years of “restoring, repairing and re-building”? Assuming that Trump will run in 2020, lose re-election and never concede, this four-page essay overviews the harrowing path we’ll likely travel in 2019 and 2020, especially Trump’s post-election final weeks in office.
” A reflection on the October 8, 2013 civil disobedience action near the U.S. Capitol building, resulting in the arrests of 211 immigration reform supporters, including eight members of Congress.(Oct. 2013)”
PCUN members have paid in well over $2,000,000 as dues and for services in a quarter century. This essay, written by Larry Kleinman and published in the Grassroots Fundraising Journal’s 30th anniversary issue on Sept. 2011, describes PCUN’s dues system and analyzes how it manifests PCUN’s fundraising principles.
Tells the story of the small, dilapidated wooden structure that served as our headquarters from 1980 to 1988 and then as a residence for volunteers. The story was written about six weeks before the building’s de-construction was launched in June 2008, the first step in preparing the site for the CAPACES Leadership Institute building. (May, 2008; 10 p)
March 17th, 2005
Describes four events that occurred in Woodburn on that date, each—and together—serving as indicators of the progress our movement had made—or failed to make—in changing the politics of Woodburn over a quarter century. (Dec., 2005; 19 p. in Word)