Billy Wimsatt

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Billy Wimsatt

Monday, June 13, 2016

TIME: 2:00 – 3:30 pm WNDC Library

PRICE: Gratis, RSVP Requested

Movement 2016 is a new “Good Housekeeping” tool for progressive donors to find the best grassroots vote groups you’ve never heard of (in all 50 states, but especially in key states like Florida and Ohio) as well as a peer-to-peer campaign to shift money from TV ads to local groups doing grassroots vote work in communities. It’s a clever little project that feels like it’s hitting the Zeitgeist in 2016.

Billy Wimsatt is President of the Gamechanger family of organizations which specialize in innovation, collaboration, in political organizing. He has co-founded several organizations including League of Young Voters, Rebuild the Dream, and Solidaire and consulted for organizations such as Rock the Vote, MoveOn.org, Green For All, and the Funders Collaborative on Youth Organizing. His writing has appeared in: Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Vibe, The Nation and he is author or editor of six books with more than 100,000 copies in print. He was named “Utne Visionary,” by Utne Magazine; “Power 30” by  The Source Magazine; Finalist for “Most Valuable Organizer” at Rootscamp; and a “21st Century Innovator” by Midwest Academy.


 

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