|ANother example of political action, much shorter||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Rob Sandelin (floriferousemail.msn.com)|
|Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2000 08:36:54 -0700 (MST)|
After the first cohousing conference (or was it the second?)I bought a box of the old cohousing books, which ended up costing like $2 each or something. Then I creating a cohousing fact sheet explaining cohousing, the projects in WA, why its cool, etc. Then I sent these to all the state and local planning offices I could get a name and address for until I ran out of books. The result? 20 thank you letters, including one from the governor (Who I did not send a book to, but the state person I sent it to bought one retail and sent it to him) and several references in later years for forming projects which went like:, "Oh Cohousing, yeah I read that book. Interesting stuff...Now about your project...." And five years later, I met a planner, now a city councilman in person who said as we met: "Rob Sandelin? Oh yeah, you sent me that great cohousing book", which kicked off a TWO HOUR conversation about cohousing and non-profit community development legislative agenda ideas. After five years this guy was STILL excited about cohousing. It's called seeding. Works pretty good as a political action device. I heard a couple people donated a subscription to the cohousing magazine to their state planning office library. That's an easy one. Rob Sandelin Northwest Intentional Communties Association Building a better society, one neighborhood at a time
ANother example of political action, much shorter Rob Sandelin, January 6 2000
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