Mark Gilbert, Coffee Party Director, Campaigns and Actions Chair
In this newsletter, I want to tell you about our new book club event and updated resources for our local community groups.
Announcing New Book Club!
Have you read Thom Hartmann's recent book The Crash of 2016 - The Plot to Destroy America and What We Can Do to Stop It yet? If not, then we encourage you to read the book and then join in conversation with other Coffee Party USA members about its important message.
Hartmann, the popular progressive radio and TV host, argues that "America will soon disintegrate to reveal the rotting core where corporate and billionaire power have replaced democratic infrastructure and governance." Yet, he goes on to make the case that this is a "genuine opportunity to embrace the moral motive over the profit motive --- and to rebuild the American economic model that once yielded great success." We know you will enjoy and benefit much from reading this book. It is highly recommended!
How can you join the conversation with others? First, we will be hosting a special conference call in May that you can sign up to attend and discuss the book with other members. In addition, we have created a blog area on our website where you can post your comments about the book and read what others have posted. If you have a local community group, we encourage you to meet and discuss the book as well. Other opportunities to go deeper with the book are in the planning stages as well...so stay tuned!
More information about the book (including a link to purchase it via Amazon and help support Coffee Party) as well as how you can join in the conversation can be found here: http://www.coffeepartyusa.com/book_club_the_crash_of_2016
New Resources for Local Community Groups
Do you operate a local Coffee Party USA community group? Would you like to be a part of an existing community group or start one on your own? If you answered yes, to any of these questions, then you might be interested in some resources available on our website.
We recently posted some new downloadable resources for community groups to use. These include a tri-fold flyer that you can print and use to explain what the Coffee Party USA is all about, guides for conducting meetings in a civil manner, a small poster that you can use for posting announcements on bulletin boards and more. In addition there are many political tools for research that you can use as well....and more resources are on the way. To check them out, go here: http://www.coffeepartyusa.com/resources
If you would like to see if there is a local community group in your area, check out this page: http://www.coffeepartyusa.com/local_community
If you would like to start your own community Coffee Party USA group, then you will want to read about how to do that here: http://www.coffeepartyusa.com/local_community_group_sign_up