ADVOCACY

for the powerless to

Speak Truth To Power

 

Advocacy to address formal power relations

Advocacy support addresses needs impacted by certain formal power relations.

A power relation exists when one person holds influential power over the other. The powerless one is identified here as the reporting impactee (RI). The powerholder is identified here as the ascribed or acknowledged impactor (AI). If you are impacted by the power relation more than you impact it, you are the RI. If you impact the power relation more than impacted by it, you are the AI

You see yourself as a mere voter. You find yourself fully vulnerable to your elected representatives and the vast bureaucracy of government. In the face of such political power you are a Reporting Impactee. 

YOU

POLITICIANS

JOURNALISTS

THINK TANKS

PUNDITS

POLITICAL

CONSULTANTS

Politically homeless?

You personally know how divisive politics distracts from solutions.

Political power tends to focus more on protecting its own interests than accountably using power to resolve politicized needs. This is called mission creep, on a mass scale.

 

Together with the power of love, we are going to change that. With one transformative loving step at a time. As we co-create a need-resolving alternative grounded in mutual respect for every human being, we might even render the old divisive ways obsolete.

The problem is built into the very structure of divisive politics. We will not perpetuate its structural errors by personally opposing those on the opposing political side. We invite them, indeed, we compel them, to join us on this higher moral road of mutual need-resolving. Or we delegitimize them, and then refuse to permit them to have any sanctioned involvement in our honored lives.

You know you are wrongly convicted. You find yourself fully vulnerable to the impersonal criminal justice system, and to prosecutors slow to admit errors. In the face of such judicial power you are a Reporting Impactee. 

YOU

INVESTIGATOR

PROSECUTOR

DEFENSE

COUNSEL

TRIAL JUDGE

POLICE

APPELLATE

PANEL

EXPERT WITNESS

Wrongly convicted?

You personally know how adversarial justice creates many injustices.

Judicial power tends to focus more on protecting its own interests than accountably using its power to create just ends. This is called mission creep, on a mass scale

 

Together with the power of love, we are going to change that. With one transformative loving step at a time. As we co-create a need-resolving alternative grounded in mutual respect for every human being, we might even render the adversarial process obsolete.

The problem is built into the very structure of the adversarial process. We will not perpetuate its structural errors by personally opposing judges, prosecutors or lawyers. We invite them, indeed, we compel them, to join us on this higher moral road of mutual need-resolving. Or we delegitimize them, and then refuse to permit them to have any sanctioned involvement in our honored lives.

Power relations easily distort outcomes.

How much power do you really have to resolve your personal large-scale needs? You must rely on mass institutions like politics and the judiciary for needs you cannot resolve on your own. You must vulnerably submit to others for such needs.

“Power is not actually power unless it resolves needs. Otherwise it is just coercive force.”

Value Relating is a pioneering service to bridge the powerless and the powerful. Both sides work together using our Impact Parity Model.

 
 
 
 

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1. You start with a goal and a cause

You may never reach your goal without advocating 

first for the structural changes of your cause.

Your goal is to bring your particular politicized need to the attention of political powerholders with the means to do something about it.

 

Your cause is to replace divisive political norms, which you know results in preventing large-scale needs from fully resolving, with the conciliatory approach of Harmony Politics, which prioritizes resolving each other's politicized needs with the power of love.

You initially meet with Value Relating's professional advocate. As indicated by your expressed needs, you also meet with a guiding counselor. Your professional advocate focuses on external power pressures beyond your personal control. Your guiding counselor focuses on internal psychological dynamics still within your control.

2. Together, we prepare an advocacy campaign.

You build support for your passionate cause

among those who could benefit from it.

Conventional wisdom assumes you must work first on yourself before you can make any meaningful change upon the world. We confront this as a false dichotomy. By using love as our guide, we do both simultaneously. You address politicized needs while you address the structural barriers overlooked by our overemphasis on individualism. We avoid bouncing between unhealthy extremes.

Campaign leader

You address your goal through a passionate pursuit of your cause. You work with your guide and advocate to prepare your cause campaign.

Guiding counselor

Your guiding counselor focuses on internal psychological dynamics currently within your control. You build on what you have to grow what you need.

Professional advocate

Your professional advocate focuses on external power pressures beyond your personal control. You grow what you need on the rock of what you have.

 

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LAUNCH phase team

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PREP phase team

 

1. You start with a goal and a cause

You may never reach your goal without advocating 

first for the structural changes of your cause.

 

Your goal is to bring your viable innocence claim to the attention of judicial powerholders with the means to do something about it.

 

Your cause is to replace adversarial justice norms, which you know results in wrongful convictions and other injustices, with the conciliatory approach of Innocence Validity, which prioritizes resolving each other's justice needs with the power of love.

You initially meet with Value Relating's professional advocate. As indicated by your expressed needs, you also meet with a guiding counselor. Your professional advocate focuses on external power pressures beyond your personal control. Your guiding counselor focuses on internal psychological dynamics still within your control.

2. Together, we prepare an advocacy campaign.

You build support for your passionate cause

among those who could benefit from it.

Conventional wisdom assumes you must work first on yourself before you can make any meaningful change upon the world. We confront this as a false dichotomy. By using love as our guide, we do both simultaneously. You address wrongful convictions while you address the structural barriers overlooked by our overemphasis on individualism. We avoid bouncing between unhealthy extremes.

Campaign leader

You address your goal through a passionate pursuit of your cause. You work with your guide and advocate to prepare your cause campaign.

Guiding counselor

Your guiding counselor focuses on internal psychological dynamics currently within your control. You build on what you have to grow what you need.

Professional advocate

Your professional advocate focuses on external power pressures beyond your personal control. You grow what you need on the rock of what you have.

 

BASE phase team

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Campaign leader

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Campaign guide

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Campaign advocate

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Campaign followers

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LAUNCH phase team

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GROWTH phase team

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"What if I cannot find enough supporters to reach each price level?"

Start at a pace you can afford

If you as the RI cannot raise enough initial support to reach the opening weekly price, you can still start small. We then help you start small to work your way forward. Refer to this chart for how much we can do for your at your price point.

Proceed at the level you can afford

 

If the campaign leader cannot reach the weekly price, but only  half or less, their campaign proceeds without autonomy. The campaign guide and advocate retain a 50% voting bloc.

If the campaign leader cannot reach the weekly price, but more than half, their campaign proceeds as semi-autonomous. The campaign guide and advocate retain a 25% voting bloc.

When the campaign leader reaches the weekly price, their campaign proceeds with full autonomy. The the campaign leader reaches a 50% voting bloc. The campaign advocate (with the campaign guide's input) only votes to break any tie.

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Impactor Types

 

Impactor's impact

direct impact: affected needs cannot resolve without this person's direction.
indirect impact: affected needs may not resolve without this person's cooperation.
peripheral impact: affected needs can more satisfactorily resolve with this person's input.

Impactor's linkage

downchain: AI delegates authority to those of lower rank.
sidechain: AI shares authority with coequal powerholders.
upchain: AI must check with authority of higher rank.

Impactor's engagement

unresponsive: AI shows no interest or fails to reply within a reasonable time.
responsive: AI demonstrates responsiveness to invitation to process.
supportive: AI ready to actively support RI's cause with intangible & tangible resources.
investing: AI expresses willingness to financially support RI's cause to resolve identified need(s).

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Twofold Campaign

As the powerless gain courage to speak truth to power, the powerholders gain vital branding data when they listen to those impacted. Each side needs the other. Advocacy campaigns make sure powerholders need the powerless more than the powerless need powerholders. You can see this in each step of the campaign.

CAMPAIGN phase

ADVOCACY phase

STTP
LTTI
SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER
LISTEN TO THOSE IMPACTED

GUIDANCE PHASE

SUPPORT PHASE

ADVOCACY PHASE

Prep campaign to speak truth to power with guide and advocate

Build campaign by growing base of followers & supporters, staring with friends and family

Launch campaign by growing number of supporters, staring with friends and family

Grow campaign by growing base of supporters, staring with friends and family

Engage the powerful to resolve needs to create widespread improvements

Identified as impactful on needs of powerless and to what degree

If identified as impactful to the needs of the powerless, invited to follow campaign

If not identified as direct impactor, invited to support campaign if no conflict of inter

Help assess and audit quality of power's responsiveness to impacted needs

If identified as a direct impactor to needs of powerless, incentivized to patronize campaign & receive most of its benefits

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STTP
LTTI
SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER
LISTEN TO THOSE IMPACTED

GUIDE

rely on opposing generalizations for easing pain of needs vulnerable to shared or public resources

resolving specific needs on all sides to remove pain that seeks generalizations for relief, stopping this vicious cycle

SUPPORT

You cannot attract sufficient support for your legislative initiatives as opposition complains you're too biased

both sides win when their needs can resolve, including meaningfully giving others a turn at public resources

ADVOCATE

liberals & conservatives are always at odds, reasoned arguments and ballot box mediates differences

needs of both Left & Right linked to differing priority of needs, best sorted by direct communication of needs

IMPACTEE

If powerless in a power relation, we say your are the Impactee. You are impacted by the relation more than you impact it.

You likely avoid complaining directly, lest you risk some unpleasant consequences. How can you tell them how they painfully impact your needs?

If you feel this way, are others also enduring in silence? How can you all turn what seems to be a negative relationship into a more positive one?

By speaking truth to power

in a way they would want to listen to those impacted.

IMPACTOR

 

If powerful in a power relation, we say your are the Impactor. You impact the relation more than you are impacted by it.

This may be the first time you heard any complaints from those under your influence. How were you to know you had this impact on their needs?

If they feel that way, are others like them also keeping silent? How can you turn what seems to be a negative relationship into a more positive one?

By listening to those impacted

in a way encouraging them to speak truth to power.

STTP

Speak Truth To Power

Turn your power situation from suffered coercion to a resource for resolving impacted needs.

 

Gain support for your passion to serve an underserved need with income potential.

So Value Relating builds a bridge

for both sides to do exactly that. 

LTTI

Listen To Those Impacted

Turn your social power from a coercive threat to a resource for resolving impacted needs.

 

Gain competitive advantage over others unaware of their damaging toxic impact.

Power Balancing

To guide, support, and advocate for you to help improve their response to your impacted needs.

Power Coaching

To guide, support, and advocate for you to respond better to the needs you impact.

In a three phase process, Value Relating

guides, supports, and advocates for both

sides to resolve their impacted needs.

If powerless to another, start on the left side in green.

If in power over another, start on the purple right side. 

 

I. Campaign Advocacy for the powerless

Instead of adjusting to your harsh environment, you transform your environment with irresistible need-resolving love. In a three phase "campaign", you lead efforts to address needs on all sides of a power relation. With support, you take authority.

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Step 1: Guidance

Prep a "campaign" advocating for all sides to resolve their power-impacted needs.

Online 4 to 8 weeks

Receive guidance to address your power-impacted needs.

$10/week charged to you

$5/week charged to supporters

$10-100 per weekly guidance

Step 2: Support

Grow your support team and launch your campaign to speak truth to power.

Online 8 to 12 weeks

Attract supporters who share your costs of speaking truth to power.

$20/week charged to you

$10/week charged to supporters

$20-40/week charged to sponsors

$100-200 per weekly support

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Step 3: Advocacy

Incentivize the powerful to invest in your mutually need-resolving cause.

Online until resolution

Entice the powerful to advocate on your behalf to benefit all.

$20/week charged to you

$10/week charged to supporters

$40-80/week charged to sponsors

Weekly amount matched by patrons

$100-200 per weekly advocacy

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