OK, I now have a gmail account. My gmail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Next baby step: How do I create a list of people who express an interest in being part of a network of activists? Eventually, I want their contact info, including zip codes, so that [if this ever gets off the ground] I can sort them by area, and try to get all the people in a geographic area in touch with one another, not just through me, so that they can as a group decide how and what they want to do.
If this thing does get going, I can function as the central fund raiser, maybe using PayPal [despite its questionable origins]. I have in mind trying to get people to commit to a small donation, five or ten dollars a month, the money to be used for whatever we decide we want to do.
In theory this should be easy, right? In practice it will no doubt turn out to be hard.
But for now, I just want to take little baby steps.