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Project 3.5

The idea is a simple one: the more of us there are, the harder we are to ignore. It’s people power, pure and simple. It’s worked throughout history and across the globe, and it will work again. It must.

Crisis is the leading edge where change is possible

Lisa Fithian

It is our duty to create a crisis for those in power, and we know how to do it.

So from now on, everyone is called upon to help us grow Extinction Rebellion – until we’re too big to be ignored and the government is forced to the negotiating table. As part of the XR UK 2022 Strategy, mobilising towards 3.5% of the population will be at our core. 

Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much

Helen Keller

We’ve got a plan, it’s called Project 3.5. 

Polls show the climate became our number one concern after COP26. But when was the last time you had a conversation about the crisis – the biggest threat to have ever faced humanity – with someone who reads a different newspaper to you? Let’s flood our neighbourhoods with the invitation to rebel together, and while we’re at it – build the bonds that will see us through what’s to come.

And guess what? It will be fun, too! A movement-wide mobilisation push will help us recapture the XR magic – working shoulder to shoulder with new and old friends, connected to rebels across the country, finding new rebels wherever we go, and sharing a vision for change we can believe in.

HOW IT WORKS

Three simple steps in quick succession will bring new rebels on a pathway of engagement – joining an exciting movement which they can see growing with each day, and where they have a clear part to play. 

STEP 1: THE HELLO 

Having as many meaningful conversations as we can in our communities, with an emphasis on door-knocking. Listening has become a radical act. So we will listen, and we will bring a very simple ask: Come to a talk down the road!

STEP 2: THE CONVERSATION

We will deliver a short, powerful talk in every town and village across the country. We will invite people to feel rather than think the crisis – so we can push past denial and on to action. We will share our vision for how we can win, and will bring another very simple ask: Leave us your phone number!

STEP 3: THE FOLLOW UP

We will personally call every person who attended the talk within 48 hours. Again, we will listen. And we will invite them to take on a simple, meaningful task: Join us for our next outreach cycle!

STEP 3.5: THE WELCOME TO XR SOCIAL

Let’s welcome all new rebels into our community by inviting them to a social where they can learn everything they will need to know about XR to join in with the door-knocking.

In 2022, let’s recapture the magic of People Power, because a small group of people can change the world.

It’s the only thing that ever has.

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