Solidarity on platforms
Solidarity seems to be the cornerstone of citizen action that actually accomplishes something in any societal movement. Have you ever noticed corporations' motivational seminars? They emphasize teamwork towards their common goal of greed, and they never waiver from it. We can adopt their methods for our common goals of peace and social justice for all. Congress is where citizen political power really resides, Constitutionally speaking , so we need to vote in solidarity for those who are for us and our common goals. But we have to develop our common goals into solid platforms first, and then rally united support behind each of those who truly uphold our clearly defined platforms (Example: not just healthcare reform, but Single Payer as a platform).