“Human Nature: the 3.5% Rule
David Robson wrote an article in 2019, “How a small minority can change the world” and he cited the 3.5% Rule.
“Non-violent protests are twice as likely to succeed as armed conflicts—and those engaging a threshold of 3.5% of the population have never failed to bring about change.”
The article further went on to say, “A study by Erica Chenoweth, Political Scientist at Harvard University confirms ‘Civil disobedience is not only the moral choice; it is also the most powerful way of shaping world politics.”
That means we DO have what it takes to WIN THIS ELECTION and change the world!!
Here in the United States, we have about 331 million people.
331 million US citizens X .035 = 11.5 million US citizens”
(Let’s re-work the math based on 2020 projections of eligible voters:
230 million citizens eligible to vote (not 331 million as suggested above)
– 120 million who voted in 2016
110 eligible voters X .035 = 3.85 million US citizens)
Fewer than 4 million votes! That’s doable. Major change is at hand. Republicans do not want you to vote; they’re working hard to suppress your vote. They know the more people who vote the more likely they are to lose. Are you going to let the Republicans take away your voice?
No! And millions of Americans echo that sentiment. In Texas alone, one million showed up on Day One to cast their ballot. That’s 11% of the TOTAL that voted in Texas in 2016! If Texas is the indicator, the 3.5% rule is happening in plain sight. Add in our disenchanted Trump voters in all 50 states and you we have a seismic shift toward Joe Biden.
IF WE COULD GET 4 million to DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT this time, we win!
“That includes reaching those that:
- didn’t vote in to 2016
- voted for a 3rd party candidate in 2016
- disgruntled Trump voters who’ve changed to Joe Biden—there are plenty!!
Additional people to the polls (or requesting mail-in ballots) is what we need; and that goal is completely achievable! Come November, we can take back the White House and Senate, keep the House and begin again to focus on the people and the planet. “
Have hope. Believe in the American people—our brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles and cousins, our Dad’s and kick-ass Moms, our Grandmas and Grandpas—our fellow Americans!
We are better than Donald Trump!
Do everything you can in the next two weeks to get Joe Biden and Kamala Harris elected. Be part of the 3.5%, change the course of the American people, and bring honor back to the White House and our Nation.
We can do it. Together. In numbers too big to dispute. 35% more voting for Joe Biden over Donald Trump would show the world who we really are. Kind, compassionate, optimistic people–not like Donald Trump. Puke.