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Project ACT: -- Organizing to Win

Public lands activist Lowell Krassner organized campaigns for the Northern Forests by inviting friends over for a potluck each week. Sitting around his kitchen table, they planned the next week's actions. Krassner, who passed away early this year, knew well what every successful activist knows: You don't win battles for wild places by appointing a committee. You organize. You organize your friends, your neighbors and in your community.

Such results-oriented organizing is the vision guiding Project ACT: the Club's new grassroots organizing initiative.

Project ACT invites chapters and groups to recruit, train and support activists who will take responsibility for planning campaigns for the Club's priorities (local and national) at the grassroots level by organizing our members in the wider community.

We are currently seeking pilot chapters and groups for an "Organizational Development" project -- to develop models of successful and sustainable organizing.

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