An explanation fusion movements, and a powerful call to action, by Moral Monday's spokesman, the Reverend William Barber, at the 2014 Netroots Nation.
FUSION MOVEMENT BUILDING
WhY A Fusion Movement IS NECESSARY TO RESTORE DEMOCRACY
The NEDC supports fusion movement building as a core strategy to address the multi-pronged attacks against democracy in America.
We form cooperative fusion movements when we are facing a common threat, and recognize the need for a common response. Fusion movements are powerful because they are not limited to one issue "silo" or organization, but are formed by a cooperative, united front of citizen activists and groups across many issue areas.
A fusion movement for democracy embraces these inter-related issues:
- Voting Rights & Access
- Election Integrity & Transparency
- Clean Elections & Lobbying Reform
- Candidate Access
- Citizen Redistricting
- Internet & Media Freedom
Many other issue groups may lend support and resources to this Democracy Movement, recognizing all our success is fundamentally dependent on a healthy democratic process.