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Cascade Action Party Groups

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Underlying force:  Christian Love

Mission:  To manifest the ideals of the Social Community 

Goal:  To develop a multilateral approach to social change by engaging our members of all ages in learning, planning and acting in a timely way to create the beloved community. 

Please note:  We are requesting that every member of Cascade become a member of at least one action group.  If you have only a half hour a week to be involved, commit to that time.  If you cannot attend the Thursday meeting, we will have a meeting at the Church after the 11:15am. service once a month to keep you up to date. You can also go to the Cascade UMC website and click on the CAP link and much of the info will be posted.  Your phone number will be put on our Calling Post data base so we can call you and let you know what is happening.  The Thursday evening meetings are to help you stay informed and maintain your motivation to offset the impact on you caused by the many negative events occurring in our nation.  

 

Inducers- join here

Are expected to attend training opportunities for CAP members to learn about the U.S. Constitution as well as federal government policies, processes and procedures. Inducers should provide information about Georgia history and the workings of government in the state. The group needs to contact each other by email and share phone numbers.  A Captain should be selected to help maintain communications. As a member of this action group you should decide which of the following activities you will commit to and let the group know that you will be responsible for doing so.

  • Assess the main questions CAP members have about government.
  • Present workshops on various aspects of the U.S. Constitution and on the government to various groups at Cascade UMC.
  • Develop webinars of the U.S. Constitution and government for presentation.
  • Prepare webinars on the Georgia Constitution and Georgia history.

 

 

Informers-join here

Are expected to inform CAP about the activities of local governments and their laws and policies.  Informers should provide information about the meetings of government entities in the state especially in metropolitan Atlanta. The group needs to contact each other by email and share phone numbers.  A Captain should be selected to help maintain communications. As a member of this action group you should decide which of the following activities you will commit to and let the group know that you will be responsible for doing so.

  • Develop a calendar showing when county commissioners, city council members and state legislators meet.
  • Develop alternating groups of 2-3 CAP members who commit to attending these meetings and reporting on them. 
  • Providing feedback to CAP members with recommendations for action.
  • When appropriate developing forums on issues, concerns, voting and elections that will impact the Atlanta metro community. 

 

 

Interpreters-join here

Are expected to keep CAP members informed of latest news developments that can impact our lives. The group needs to contact each other by email and share phone numbers.  A Captain should be selected to help maintain communications. As a member of this action group you should decide which of these news outlets you will review and let the group know that you will be responsible for doing so.

  • Review the traditional news media and report what it to the members of CAP. Included will be:  ABC; CBS; NBC; CNN; C-SPAN 1, 2, and 3; AJC; The Washington Post; the NEW YORK TIMES; the WALL STREET JOURNAL, etc.
  • Answer the 5 W’s ( who, what, where, when and why).
  • Determine the how and get possible explanations of the why’s look at MSNBC;  DAILY KOS; AL-JAZEERA; THE HUFFINGTON POST; etc.

 

 

 

Invokers-join here

Are expected to keep CAP members informed of the steps that other progressive groups are utilizing to effect social change in the political realm particularly as these actions affect state and municipal elections and governments.  Invokers are expected to let CAP members know when specific actions need to be taken. The group needs to contact each other by email and share phone numbers.  A Captain should be selected to help maintain communications. As a member of this action group you should decide which of the following activities you will commit to and let the group know that you will be responsible for doing so.

  • Read “Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda”.  This info is very important and tells you how to mobilize step by step and make a stand wearing your Stand for Jesus tee shirts. 
  • Read and understand Dr. King’s Principles of Nonviolence and his 6 Steps to Nonviolence.
  • This is good info about the 6th District election here in Georgia re: Tom Price’s seat.  Go to this URL for this info. https://goo.gl/forms/smcQbvfR7CdvbnRj1
  • This site tells where the town Halls are going to be held across the country. Town Hall Project:     https://townhallproject.com/
  •             ***This web site gives up to date info on the Trump executive orders and other activities to suppress a free America.  They have cited 633 of the promises Trump has made and the degree to which these have been kept.  https://thinkprogress.org/   
  • As you read and digest these action oriented websites, please let your group know where our members should go and participate.  

 

 

Inspirers-join here

Are expected to provide inspirational activities and events and present information about African American life, literature, films, media, and music.  The Inspirers should feature a short reading and a inspirational song for the Thursday meetings.  The group needs to contact each other by email and share phone numbers.  A Captain should be selected to help maintain communications. As a member of this action group you should decide which of the following activities you will commit to and let the group know that you will be responsible for doing so.

  • Plan and present a African American movie once per month.  When possible have associated discussions of the films.
  • Develop a reading area at the church and a collection of books on African American history life and culture.
  • Research and develop dvd’s of African American movement music from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.
  • Develop an oratorical contest featuring issues of African Americans.

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