The One-Hour Activist: The 15 Most Powerful Actions You Can Take to Fight for the Issues and Candidates You Care About (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 25, 2011 - Political Science - 240 pages
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No matter what your political persuasion, The One-Hour Activist is your guide to influencing lawmakers, candidates, and reporters. The One-Hour Activist reveals fifteen powerful, proven grassroots actions that persuade lawmakers and candidates to see things your way. Each action is designed to grab the attention of your representatives and build relationships that serve your issues over the long run. And each action takes less than an hour to complete, so you can make a difference without giving up your life! The One-Hour Activist is packed with insider advice from elected officials, professional organizers, lobbyists, and journalists who share state-of-the-art tips for getting your message across. Real-life examples of effective letters, e-mail, phone calls, public testimony, and news story pitches from concerned citizens just like you illustrate the actions.
  

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An 'educational' book that provides some basic tips and pointers for becoming a more politically involved individual. Read full review

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User Review  - Dana - Goodreads

Nice easy read with some tidbits of useful information and tips on how to lobby your representatives or advocate for a cause. But it's also VERY redundant. The chapters on how to write a letter, make ... Read full review

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Contents

1 Learn How Grassroots Advocacy Works
3
Pick Your Issues and Your Angle
17
Identify Your Representatives
31
Join an Interest Group
45
Create a Legislative Agenda
53
Analyze a Bill
61
Conduct Opposition Research
73
Contact Your Elected Officials
83
Get Out the Vote
121
Contribute Money to Candidates Who Support Your Cause
131
Work the News Media
143
Start a Press Clippings File
145
Write a Letter to the Editor
151
SuperPowerful Actions That Take a Little More Time
159
Have a FacetoFace Meeting with Your Representative
161
Testify at a Public Hearing
175

Write an Effective Letter
85
Send a Powerful EMail
97
Make a Compelling Phone Call
105
Persuade Others to Act
113
Get Involved with Elections
119
Participate in a Protest
185
Volunteer for a Political Campaign
193
Pitch a News Story or Interview
199
Its Time for Action
211
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Christopher Kush is a nationally known grassroots advocacy expert. He has trained thousands of advocates to fight in a variety of issue areas. As president of Soapbox Consulting, he has created training seminars and Lobby Days for many national associations including the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Arthritis Foundation, and the American Psychological Association.

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