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. 


We must have a fusion movement that brings together a diverse coalition that is rooted in hope and not fear.
— Reverend William Barber, 2014 Netroots Nation speech