Larry Kleinman's Writings

Cesar Chavez Day

Today is Cesar Chavez Day.  He was born 94 years ago in San Luis Rio Colorado, AZ. Today is also the birthday of WVLP, brought to life at the Oregon Secretary of State’s office 44 years ago, 3/31/77.  Nine years ago, on the occasion of

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The Journey to Renewed Strength

This 5 page essay looks ahead from the Trump’s re-election defeat and out through the end of 2022, described in four phases.  It’s an arc that will be defined by moving beyond the dual pandemics of Coronavirus and Trump, even as their effects continue to define our mindset,

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Building Power on the Path to Post-Pandemic Recovery and Beyond

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.

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One-to-One-to-One…for 1/21/21

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

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Resistance and Resilience 3-D

By Larry Kleinman   Director of National Initiatives, CAPACES Leadership Institute, Woodburn, Oregon.  Contact at: larrykleinman@capacesleadership.org   See full essays with citations:  English Spanish Full Report

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The D.C. 211

” 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)” [scribd id=197007488 key=key-20sq8azafvpza5bvuh2o mode=scroll]

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Dues Worth Paying

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

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Our Movement’s First Home

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

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March 17, 2005

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) [scribd id=194094646 key=key-12i1a5ntcxgecm6ge3b9

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