Accelerate Change is a new incubator for citizen organizing projects launched in 2012 by Peter Murray, former President of the Center for Progressive Leadership. Accelerate Change is committed to developing and testing new models for large-scale organizing initiatives. Accelerate Change’s goal is to catalyze citizen organizing initiatives that engage millions of Americans in advancing social justice and social change.
Over the next year, Accelerate Change will launch new initiatives focused on organizing students, immigrants, parents, and racial and ethnic networks. Each organizing initiative will be implemented in partnership with existing nonprofit partners that have deep connections in these communities.
Accelerate Change will have a heavy emphasis on developing and testing online organizing approaches. In particular, Accelerate Change will test a series of organizing initiatives that utilize Facebook and other social networks to engage members.