Movement Moment Fire Department

The next Sandy. The next Wisconsin. The next BP. The next Occupy. The next Moral Mondays. There should be a team of people and groups with resources, best practices and bandwidth who are ready to respond, and support the local organizers in helpful ways. Many of these people and groups already exist and operate pretty effectively in a very ad hoc way – but they usually don’t have resources to prepare and provide consistent support. There should also be a “Movement Moment Checklist” and “Code of Movement Support” because the people closest to the action are usually operating in crisis mode – it’s helpful to have experienced folks who’ve been through similar crises who are certified trustworthy and who are truly there to support the local leadership.