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Join EmpowerU Managing Board Member Dan Regenold in a repeat of last semester's popular class with lively discussion of the much talked about Saul Alinsky. Alinsky is generally considered the founder of modern community organizing and is often cited for the success of the Democratic Party under President Barack Obama. Combined Tea Meeting, 7pm, Thursday, March 22 at Florence Holiday Inn.
In the course of his lifetime Alinsky has received much praise and criticism for improving the living conditions of poor communities across America. William F. Buckley, Jr. said in 1966 that Alinsky was "very close to being an organizational genius."
Specifically we will look at Alinsky's 1971 book Rules for Radicals. Rules for Radicals was written as a primer for how the "Have-Nots" could take away power from the Haves.
What are the 13 rules Alinsky outlined? How can Alinsky's rules be used to accomplish goals that you or your organization have? Are they just rules for Radicals and the European Socialists or do Alinsky's rules apply to Conservaties and others? Join us for our great discussion and video on what Alinsky refers to as "A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals". Be prepared to put your thinking cap on for this one...
Dan Regenold, first became active in Government in 2003 when he became involved fighting Eminent Domain and helping stop it in Evendale and in Norwood, Ohio. In 2006, he was one of the founders of WeDemandAVote.com which successfully fought and stopped, by ballot initiative, a sales tax increase in Hamilton County, Ohio. Later WeDemand stopped Red Light Cameras in
Regenold spoke at the CPAC Convention in 2008 to discuss major Grassroots initiative actions across the United States. In 2010 Regenold was of three leaders
of the initiative to End Ohio's Estate Tax which happened in 2011. The Tax Foundation called the repeal of Ohio's
Estate Tax one of the most important Tax accomplishments of 2011.
In 2011 Regenold founded EmpowerUOhio.org (now in it's 15th semester), a Free University offered courses in the Greater Cincinnati area with the goal of "empowering" citizens. In 2014 Regenold, EmpowerU and others fought for the exclusion of Music Hall from a county-wide sales tax saving taxpayers $130 Million. Regenold is CEO of Frame USA, Inc. a picture frame manufacturing company in Springdale.