Email Writing for Political Action Workshop

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Photo Credits: David Huang

In October 2012 I conducted a training for Tibetan Advocacy Groups based in Dharamsala, India on “Email Writing for Political Action”.  I have been engaged with the Tibetan community in India since many years first as a volunteer, then as the Grassroots Director with Students For A Free Tibet, India. After stepping down I worked with Online Organizing groups such as Avaaz.org and Change.org where I was trained in political action related email writing. I wanted to use this and assist the Tibetan community in improving their advocacy skills through emails.

In the first hour, we ran through some slides on the different components needed to write an effective email. In the second hour we explored some successful emails from different campaigns and different tools and platforms which can be used to mobilise support online. I also emphasized the need for maintaining a proper segmented email list and why is it important for advocacy.

Slide- Available on request. I am also available for any trainings, workshops related to the above.

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The Power to Change the World is Within Us!

Yesterday I posted this image on a Facebook page I manage. Within minutes I could see many likes and dozen more shares. After 24hrs the virility went up to 36%. Here the question comes why did it resonate with people so much ? Answer is simple.

People in India and around the world tend to forget the power to change something lies within us. We elect politicians but we forget that they are answerable to us. We forget the moment the politicians go astray we can pull them down by their collar. This picture depicts an image where an individual is standing on a plank shouting on a mike. He seems to forget the moment his audience starts walking away he will just fall down. One man starts walking and it will only be a matter of time the rest follows him. Once no one is balancing the plank he will just fall down.

 

If you feel motivated, eager to learn more then you can join the Facebook Page and tell others to like it.