Scott Silber is the former organizing director of Colorado’s public workers’ union and served as lead faculty at the Youth Organizing Institute at Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Constitutional Studies and Democratic Development. Since 1994 his campaigns—in three dozen states and four continents to date—continue to add to a community-based toolbox for grassroots empowerment. He works nationally today on “Intervention 2013,” a strategy for worker and student walkouts demanding a New New Deal process, beginning with an amendment abolishing corporate personhood and making all electoral campaigns publicly funded.
Scott is the Executive Director of National Intervention, which treats money in politics as an addictive substance. Intervention calls for a national deadline for the ratification of any amendment that abolishes corporate personhood and requires publicly funded elections, viewing any such amendment proposal as an urgent “sobriety checkpoint” for any elected official.
In the event Congress fails to pass that amendment “sobriety test” in time, National Intervention organizes a block-by-block “12-Step National Recovery Platform” campaign, calling on all of us who may be enablers of the addiction system to draw strong boundaries in our relationship to the addicts in power for a new social contract (a New New Deal) while we still have time. See www.nationalintervention.org.
Local Scott Silber sessions
Wednesday, February 13, 1:30 pm
Evergreen State College Seminar II Bldg, C 1107
Thursday, February 14, 12 – 2 pm
902 Columbia St, (9th and Columbia), Third floor conference room
Thursday, February 14
Seattle pending finalization
Friday, February 15th, 6:30 pm
222 Columbia St., Olympia (Tacoma friends join us)
Saturday, February 16, all day
SSCC Georgetown campus, Bldg C, rm 212
Day-long training, lunch provided. $40.
Sunday, February 17th, 7 pm
Portland UU Church, 7 pm — TV session in the afternoon
We need to know how many are attending each session, so please register. Contact Molly at 360-412-1519, or Andrew at 360-359-8612 with any questions. Thank you!