- Attend several meetings of one of our existing nodes to get a feel for how 350 Mass nodes tend to operate.
- Talk to folks in your community and get together a group of 10 or more interested people.
Find a time and location for an initial meeting. Create a lively agenda in which your node can contemplate all the possible focuses of their work and choose initial campaigns to get started with. These can be municipal, an extension of 350 Mass campaigns, such as Stop The Money Pipeline (going after the funds that support the fossil fuel industry), or calling on our legislature to pass strong climate bills and move towards greater transparency. Whatever you choose, leave that first meeting with a mission and action steps that all will take to fulfill it.
- One of the 350 Mass organizing staff should attend the initial meeting to offer a basic orientation to 350 Mass. Email [email protected](Will be Node Member Manager once hired) to set this up! The 350 Mass organizer will be able to offer folks the resources and contacts they need to get started on each of the areas of work outlined above.
- From there, begin meeting regularly. Start meeting with legislators, organizing events, or developing a municipal campaign. Make sure there are 2-3 other people interested in leading the node with you -- it’s almost impossible for one person to coordinate or lead a node by themselves. Voila -- you’re a node!
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