A FUEGUITO is a group of three or more people that commit for a specific length of time, for a specific project, or as an ongoing community organizing hub. All you need is three people, sign up in the form below, and to follow FUEGO’s principles and DNA.
How Does It Work?
If your FUEGUITO has a proposal for addressing an injustice in your city or county, proceed to the following advice model:
- Seek advice from those impacted so that they are involved in the process and their needs are understood and represented.
- Seek advice from those who have experience with the decision (or issue) and can offer clarity about your decisions and consequences. This might include people outside of your immediate circle or newly formed FUEGUITO.
- Your FUEGUITO can ignore, follow, or integrate the advice. Either way, the decision-maker fully owns the decision. The FUEGO leadership team is here to help, but you are responsible and accountable to your FUEGUITO for leading the process and building trust in your community, across multiple FUEGUITOS, and with other organizations.
Once you receive advice from your FUEGUITO and other circles indicated above, you should be more prepared to establish a course of action.
Tip! The heart of this process is taking advice from those affected and from those who have more closeness to the issue. That way, every decision tries to be as locally rooted as possible. Therefore, the bigger the decision, the more advice needed! Small decisions may not need much advice, but big decisions that affect numerous people could require coalition building.
Finally, all FUEGUITOs collaborate and support each other in multiple spaces, and come together to form the People’s Platform every six months.