How to organize together… separately.

2 min readMar 31, 2020

by Kate Alexander, MoveOn

As MoveOn, we mobilize millions of people in all 50 states in moments of national crises, from impeachment to #NoWarWithIran.

But let’s be clear: No one is getting together for a mass, in-person protest anytime soon, and attacks on our communities haven’t stopped.

So here’s a list of 30 tactics you could incorporate into your campaigns, and it’s open for you to add your ideas.

Even while we’re faced with a pandemic unprecedented in this generation, our communities are facing other attacks too. For example, because it’s not enough that many people don’t have adequate access to health care, the GOP is stopping clinics from performing abortions in Ohio, Texas, and Mississippi.

This list of 30 tactics can help you think through what your campaign and community can achieve in a time of social distancing and pandemic.

We have sidewalk chalk, motorcades, banner drops, voter registration and turnout tactics, and more.

This list is an all-hands-on-deck brainstorm, an everything-and-the-kitchen-sink list, and a list to help keep your organizing community together. It is not a list of everything you should do or a substitute for campaign strategies or goals.

(A goal is what you want to achieve, a strategy is how you will use what you have to achieve what you want, and tactics feed into that structure, but they do not replace it.)

We’re fighting for our survival, a fight that POC, disabled, impoverished, and LGBTQ+ communities have been waging for so long and which many privileged, cisgender white folks are just starting to grapple with. We’re fighting for affordable housing, accessibility, health care, basic economic security, and much more.

We’re fighting for ourselves, for our families, for our communities, and for our nation.




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