When demanding change from a government, success is reached when 3.5% or more of a population join together to strike. Here at Strike For Our Rights we don’t hope for success, we expect it. When you sign up to join us, we will be one step closer to guaranteeing the rights for all people are granted and codified here in the United States.
The reason for the success of 3.5% has four prongs:
3.5% means diversity
By having a higher percentage of the population participate, you naturally get the diversity of the population represented. With so many people constantly being overlooked and pushed aside, it is important for our general strike to be inclusive to all people whose rights are in danger or were never given in the first place.
3.5% means outcomes
The high percentage of participants makes our actions felt. As higher portions of the country join our cause, meaningful disruptions will begin to occur. We need these disruptions to demonstrate why the people of this country are what make this country. You cannot have a functioning country until the needs of all its members are met, and many of us are being cast aside. When large percentages strike, changes occur, as seen in the Montgomery Bus Boycotts, Writers Strike of 2011, and Icelandic Women’s Strike.
3.5% means safety
When such a large portion of the population acts together as one, those who are armed to stop us are less likely to act.
3.5% means influence
Power in numbers means power of the people. This has been shown time and again in our labor history. It is the reason for the resurgence of unionizing efforts around the country from Starbucks and Amazon to Google and Trader Joe’s. This is not simply a hashtag, a trend, or an idea. This is how we make this country safer and more equitable for all people.
Join us and be one of the 3.5% who are building this country into exactly what it was envisioned to be: a land of freedoms, rights, and opportunity for all its people.
Find additional information about “the 3.5% rule” here and here.