The following message was posted to several E-Mail Groups of The Civic Action Free University yesterday. Its an example of working to recruit new members for the Pickens Plan with a somewhat indirect approach. A slightly edited version is shown below, with the hope of encouraging your own creative ideas and innovative approaches for spreading the word and inviting participation.
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SUBJECT: Good Reasons to Join the Pickens Plan for Energy Independence
The Pickens Plan effort provides an outstanding case study on how the Social Networking type of web site can be used to encourage active citizen participation and grass-roots support for a worthy cause.
Individuals who join will be able to see how the site works, and learn how the same kind of site might be put to good use for other worthwhile purposes to benefit your organization and its programs.
As noted in the previous post, a general purpose Networking site of this same type was established to serve Civic Action Free University participants several months ago. The capabilities it provides can be utilized in support of a wide variety of constructive public service, educational, social, cultural, or recreational activities by any responsible individuals and/or organizations that wish to sign up and take part: