The November 2016 Election has led many of us to realize that we must engage in politics in a new and deeper way, as citizen activists vigilant in our defense of America’s founding principles of fairness, justice, equality, liberty and compassion.
We recognize that this vigilance requires commitment to consistent, long-term, organized political action. We believe our commitment will be most effective and sustainable when shared by a dedicated group of neighbors and friends who hold common progressive values and objectives. We agree that non-violence is a core pinciple of all our endeavors. *
PROVIDE MONTHLY MEETINGS
Provide monthly meetings and regular opportunities for Kent Street neighbors and friends to come together with one another for the purpose of mutual support, education, motivation and direction as we pursue our roles as citizen activists.
fORM SMALLER WORKING GROUPS
Form smaller working groups organized around particular issues and electoral goals that will strive to make real and significant political impact.
Share our experience with other groups and neighborhoods to help them form active political communities.
Create forums, including digital platforms (websites, social media, etc.), for connecting with others within and outside the coalition for optimal influence and effect.
Mobilize if the government, state or federal, threatens the fundamental civic rights and liberties of threatened and vulnerable groups (the economically disadvantaged, immigrants, Muslims, LBGTQ, etc.).
* Kent Street Coalition is committed to peaceful and non-violent political action and resistance. Accordingly, we will not tolerate violence or the advocacy of violence in any of the work we undertake.
A Grass Roots Community Organization
We understand that each of us brings varying degrees of time, availability, experience, knowledge and skills and that all are necessary and valuable; it is the shared resoluteness in our hearts that is the critical foundation of our work.
This is why we have gathered together to form the Kent Street Coalition.