You can set the agenda for all of America with this simple trick called Option Activism

Here’s the trick: Do nothing until doing something is sure to work.

We call this Option Activism.

You’ll sign-up to take an action. Then you’ll wait. You’ll wait until enough other people match your commitment. You’ll wait until there are enough people to guarantee success.

Why? Because most people – maybe even you – think that acting alone is pointless.

So how will this approach work for you? How does it put you in charge of America’s agenda? Simple…

300 local constituents can be more powerful than a paid lobbyist.

Imagine that a group of citizens visit a local congressional office. They ask their rep to sponsor a bill. The bill has transpartisan support. Democrats like it. Republicans like it. Independents like it. Libertarians like it. Everyone likes it. In many cases, that one visit from that one group will be enough to get the bill sponsored. But if not, the process keeps going…

The first group is maybe ten people. Then another five go the next week, and then a half-dozen people the week after that. And so it goes, week after week, until all 300 people have participated in at least one visit.

Most members of Congress will submit at some point during that process. It isn’t just likely, or probable, it’s virtually guaranteed. Better yet…

No bill ever requires all 435 House members. We just need a majority – 218 in the House. That will give us enough support to force the bill to a vote, using a special procedure called a discharge petition. But the congressional leadership will probably schedule a vote long before that point.

What kind of bills could we pass using this method?

Are there good bills that have transpartisan support, that would move America in the right direction? Yes, there are. Some are ideas we created ourselves. Others are bills that originated in Congress and have support from all sides, Republicans, Democrats, independents, and libertarians. For example…

  • The One Subject at a Time Act (OSTA): HR 2240 reintroduced by Russ Fulcher [R-ID] – each bill passed by Congress must deal with only one subject. Any bill passed in violation of this requirement will be unenforceable in court. We’ve gotten this legislation introduced in Congress multiple times. It currently has 7 co-sponsors. We want to use Option Activism to recruit the 218 co-sponsors required to force passage. If you want to be one of the 300 who will make this happen in your district, click here.
  • S. 2566: Prohibiting Punishment of Acquitted Conduct Act – this bill already has bipartisan support in Congress. It would prohibit judges from sentencing people to prison for allegations that were acquitted in court. Yes, such things do happen. Estimates are that 30,000 people are currently serving long terms for crimes they didn’t commit. You can end this evil. The Congressional interest is there if we act. If you want to be one of the 300 who will make this happen in your district, click here.
  • Restore federal parole. We need to empty the American Gulag. There’s no bill yet, but we know there’s growing bipartisan support for sentencing reform, as represented by the recent passage of the First Step Act. And we think restoring federal parole is either the next step or perhaps the third step, after passing 2. 2566. It’s wrong for the land of the free to lead the world in incarceration.

Remember…

  • There’s no need to visit your local congressional office until 300 people have committed to do so — and you won’t go alone!
  • You’ll be able to organize your visit in a way that fits with your personal schedule.
  • You won’t need to talk much during these visits unless you want to. Each group will choose a primary spokesperson.

To sign up to be one of the 300 (but do nothing until success is guaranteed)…

  1. Click on one or more of the proposals above. Use our system to become an Advocate. That way you can…
  2. Send a letter in support of the bill. We’ll deliver it to your rep and two Senators in such a way that they will know they’re hearing from a constituent.
  3. Click the box that says you want to be one of the 300. We’ll keep you updated with progress reports. We’ll tell you how things are going in your district and across America.