March 3: Small minorities influence the masses
There is power even in small numbers.
Source: The Harvard Gazette and Speed & Scale
Published: February 2019 and November 2021
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Small minorities influence the masses
Between 1900 and 2006, according to a Harvard University study, every political movement that gained the active and sustained participation of at least 3.5 percent of the population wound up succeeding. In the United States today, that’s fewer than 12 million people!
This research suggests that nonviolent civil resistance is far more successful in creating broad-based change than violent campaigns.
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