We experimenting with joyful cultures, practices, and systems of joy and liberation.
We are rejecting the rigidity of ideology and cultivating curiosity.
We seek to find and understand the many truths we disagree with.
We are learning what it means to build new systems of community power, care, family, regeneration, and equity while the old systems collapse.
We are creating guiding principles to live healthy and purposeful lives.
We are looking towards a federation of liberated land, in the cracks of nation states.
We are brewing delicious cultural solutions of political movement.
Rank the Vote DC is a local, grassroots, multi-racial coalition who's been actively advocating and organizing to pass Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) in DC. We have over 30 advocates from all 8 Wards of the city and 16 local organizations currently in our coalition. We’re crafting a city-wide education and community outreach campaign centered around equity, accessibility, and civic mutual aid.
We dance with power. We do cultural and playful "lobbying" for laws that transform the system itself. Playfulness is effective and legal in places of power (just don't call it "protesting").
We plant mushroom gardens that heal the soil, make connections, and transform waste into protein and vitamin rich food matter. If we want to talk about "democracy", we have to connect it to the basics that the government should guarantee: clean water, healthy food, holistic healthcare, accessible transportation, green space, and human-centered education.
A long-term vision of building homes, food forests, and communities all connected in a distributed federation. A federation of villages emerging from the cracks of the old system.
To shape change and culture, it starts by simply acknowledging someone else's humanity - face-to-face. Instead of telling folks what to think, we are listening, educating about our platform, and connecting them to resources like mutual aid & rental assistance. We are also building Showupia - A civic education and door knocking game (in development) for community power building and showing up to help neighbors in the real world. Available on the iPhone App Store.
We build on proven improvisation techniques to cultivate an infrastructure for loosening up: sincerity, creativity, curiosity, and vulnerability. Participants learn to be comfortable having fun, being bold, listening with intention, and dancing in the conversation. We help organizations strategically transform the worst parts of politics: stiffness, burnout, and inauthenticity.
Edgewood, Ward 5
Douglass Commonwealth (DC)