I have the privelige to do PI work with our local group. Anonymity is probably the biggest issue with this service. I had a lot of misconceptions and fear towards it when I joined the PI committee. On the one hand, it seems straightforward but real life is often full of grey areas. Issues like anonymity vs invisibility. It was suggested to me that I inform myself about the traditions before I decided to change the world
Also, listening to others experiences was very helpful. Tradition workshops etc. That way I am better able to deal with all situations in a responsible manner. More useful to others.
Anonymity is a personal decision. Some people drop it when they feel it's appropriate. Others are not comfortable and that is ok. Not about who is right, it's about who is left
At the level of media, however, we must protect AA from our personalities as the purpose of PI is to inform public about message, not about me. Lots of ways of doing this without breaking traditions.
Regarding bumper stickers, we don't have the same car culture here so we don't see too many decals. In my opinion (and you can take that for what it is worth
), it is a personal choice. The only problem I would see with it is if you see it with a more controversial sticker alongside e.g. pro-life or pro-abortion. We can differentiate AA from a different message, but can the public?
Love the discussion.