FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BOWLING GREEN, OH – The Solutions Institute was launched 3 months ago, with over 25 experienced activists from across the political spectrum, for 1 reason: to revolutionize the effectiveness of activists across the the world. Today, we are proud to launch the first of many tools which will accomplish that task.
For years, grassroots activism has been an underground community, and coalition-building was the result of online searches, attending town meetings, and dumb luck. Every day, hundreds of people stop fighting for a better world simply because they can’t find anyone else to join them. Every week, movements fail because they haven’t built the coalition they need. Every month, powerful events fail because planners don’t know who is in the area.
Every year, the status quo is upheld, not because of a lack of resistance, but because the resistance can’t unite. After a year in development, the Solutions Institute Activist Map will change that.
The Activist Map is an interactive heatmap of activism across the United States, by county. Current activists can advertise their group in their county and state, and new activists will be able to find dozens of potential partners or movements to help. The map opens with one click, and counties change color based on how many groups are in each county. Organizers can add contact information and a description of their group to help new activists get involved.
The Map is launching in full-beta, so we’ll be looking for suggestions on how to improve. The more organizations and movements that put themselves on the map, the more useful the map will be.
It’s time to stop working alone. It’s time to stop being alone. It’s time to Unite. Check out the ActivistMap now at http://activistmap.org.
The Solutions Institute is a group of activists and professionals from across the political spectrum, revolutionizing activism one idea at a time. We’re always looking for new projects. Submit your project now at: http://solution1.wpengine.com/get-help.