Do you get excited by the idea of marching for a cause? Want to shout your opinions from a megaphone? Then organizing an event may be just the thing for you. No matter what cause you care about, you can use these steps to fight for action.
• Team Up Gather a group of people, including friends, relatives, and classmates, who want to stand up for the same issue you do. After all, multiple voices are always louder than one. Then determine everyone’s strengths and figure out how each person can best contribute to the event. Maybe you would be good at public speaking, but your friend would be better at managing details, such as when and where everyone should meet. This will help get things done faster.
• Educate Yourself Research everything you can about your cause. If you know the facts, you’ll be able to speak intelligently and confidently—and be more likely to convince people of your point of view. Get information from credible sources, such as universities, government agencies, or junior.scholastic.com. Look for websites ending in .edu or .gov.
• Take Action Organize a creative yet peaceful demonstration—such as a sit-in, a march, or a protest at your local city hall. Posting on social media is another effective way to spread your group’s message. If you receive negative comments online, don’t get discouraged or argue back. Instead, reply with a link to a reputable website that backs up your point. And remember, big changes don’t happen overnight. Don’t let that stop you from trying to reach your goal.