Complaining about the idiot box and propaganda , when it’s pretty clear what must be done about it.
Our agitation machine is gaining strength, little by little. As I have mentioned before, it will be done in the most difficult way to organize, yet potentially the most powerful way – with the help of volunteers.
Hundreds of thousands of people will be happy to spend a little bit of their time to counteract the lies and poison of the idiot box with a few words of truth, delivered in person. To a neighbor, to a co-worker, or to a passer-by.
At the moment we already have over ten thousand people willing to join our agitation campaign.
We need your contribution.
How to do it:
1. The most powerful contribution you can make is the agitation itself. Meaning some definite action that you can do to convince someone. We need it more than anything. More than money, organizational resources, transport, or funny flags.
No amount of money can buy us the people who truly believe in what they are saying. Who stay at the agitation stand because they want to carry on campaigning as they consider it the right thing to do.
Leonid Volkov, the head of the agitation campaign, has made a post about financing an agitation campaign and the main areas of campaigning, please read it. Here are some places for outdoor agitation:
- the street (agitation cubical stands, single pickets, stickers...)
- cars (agitation in traffic jams, car stickers, other means of propaganda, targeting drivers)
- apartments (door-to-door canvassing, phone canvassing, other means of contacting citizens in their households)
- the subway (there are a some ideas about it)
- the internet (social networks, direct contacts)
- special events
We are currently working on the main campaign direction, which is the street agitation.
This is not an easy task, because there are hundreds of volunteers with different skills and different amounts of spare time.
It has happened often, that a person comes to the headquarters place, saying “I am ready to help, give me a job to do”, and there is no work to do.
There was a funny situation, when Volkov came to the Volunteer headquarters and met a friend of his, a hedge fund manager, who was... folding leaflets. He came asking for work to do and he was told that the leaflets needed to be folded. So he started folding the leaflets. And seemed quite content.
However, as we live and learn, we improve. It wasn’t long ago that we could put just three-four agitation cubes in the center of Moscow and it was HELL, manual control and a struggle for everyone in headquarters.
I congratulate the whole team for the that, in the past weekend we could put up twenty agitation cubes a day. And not only in the center, but also in the wonderful Zuzino, Molodezhnoy, Lyublino, etc.
Here is the chart of the Situational Center of the headquarters for yesterday:
All of it is now working without any jitters of manual control. It still has glitches, but it’s a system.
Through the agitation cubes we will create a few million “propaganda contacts” with Muscovites.
We will improve our logistics and management.
We really need you to carry on with the agitation.
To make it more convenient for you, we have created an interactive map, where you can see the planned agitation cubical stands.
On the map you can see not just where the agitation cubes are, and how many of them there are, but you can also sign up for one using your preferred social network account.
Do you want to set up an agitation cube in your district?
Here is the applicants sign up link.
Do you want to place a cube in your district, but have no friends willing to join you? Apply here and we will get 5-10 people to join you at your agitation cube.
Applicants are in high demand now, you can become one. You’ve always wanted to have a cube under your command!
Do you want to participate, but feel shy or afraid? We conduct trainings for beginning agitators.
Every day at 5pm and 9pm at the headquarters (22 Lyalin lane).
You have a car and you are ready to assist in the cube delivery and its installation? Great, we need you, too.
Write to us soon to firstname.lastname@example.org
And write to email@example.com with any other questions about the cubes.
We conduct special meetings for those who have worked at the cube stands and given their feedback so that closer to election day we will not have just cubes, but SUPER-DUPER-CUBES.
That is, you don’t “work for the headquarters”, you are headquarters.
Our a super group, who performed a miracle collecting signatures from the municipal deputies and has also joined the volunteer headquarters in full strength.
Agitation is trendy.
Agitation is useful.
You will become a part of real political work, not some hideous fake, performed by the government and some cartoon so-called opposition.
An agitation cube will help you find new friends or people who think alike.
In answer to the question that the last statement elicits: no, we do not drag pretty girls and handsome guys to the cubes to take photos of them for advertising.
They come by themselves, in great numbers. Of any age and sex.
And they are not just good-looking, they are smart and honest too.
We really need those few hours of your time that you can invest into fighting with the thieves who have been stealing our future from us.
Please, be forgiving and patient as not everything is working perfectly yet. But we are fixing and improving things.
2. Well, and… money, of course.
We sure need it. I will write about it many times, but you can already read what we need it for and how to send it.
Details of the special electoral account:
Recipient: the candidate for mayor of Moscow Alexey Navalny
Special election account 40810810938040000005 in OJSC "Sberbank of Russia" Moscow Bank for GSP number 01827
Correspondent / account 30101810400000000225
Purpose of payment (for example): Donation to the electoral fund of the candidate A.A.Navalny, made by Ivan Petrovich Ivanov, passport 6501 123456, date of birth 10.11.1980, 32-115 Khokhryakova street, Ekaterinburg, Russian Federation citizen.
The donation system is limited by stupid legal restrictions, meant to complicate the process.
Don’t be mad at us. It was made by Putin and Churov.
Here are general instructions on how to transfer money.
Thank you all in advance. Remember, that every ruble that you donate for the agitation campaign, causes a little jitter to all those zheleznyakovs, yarovayas, rottenbergs, sobyanins and putins.
It reminds them that the end is inevitable.
Your time. Your money.
We need them both.
P.S. You are very welcome to share this post. Surely there is someone willing to carry on campaigning with us, but not knowing where to go or who to contact. And BANG – s/he sees your link and gets it!
Originally posted by navalny — on 2013-07-15 14:15:00
Translated by O.Well