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The one-hour activist : the 15 most powerful actions you can take to fight for the issues and candidates you care about

Author: Christopher Kush
Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The One-Hour Activist is a direct, hands-on guide for anyone_who want to make a difference in government and the world. Christopher Kush outlines_fifteen simple steps-- each taking less than a hour-- ordinary citizens can take to influence their local, state and federal representatives. The book includes a wealth of tactics and helps readers design a personal legislative agenda, craft the personal stories that are  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Kush
ISBN: 0787973009 9780787973001
OCLC Number: 53287775
Description: xxvi, 211 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Part one: Gather information and strategize. Action 1. Learn how grassroots advocacy works --
Action 2. Pick your issues and your angle --
Action 3. Identify your representatives --
Action 4. Join an interest group --
Action 5. Create a legislative agenda --
Action 6. Analyze a bill --
Action 7. Conduct opposition research. Part two: Contact your elected officials. Action 8. Write an effective letter --
Action 9. Send a powerful e-mail --
Action 10. Make a compelling phone call --
Action 11. Persuade others to act. Part three: Get involved with elections. Action 12. Get out the vote --
Action 13. Contribute money to candidates who support your cause --
Part four: Work the news media. Action 14: Start a press clippings file --
Action 15. Write a letter to the editor. Part five: Super-powerful actions that take a little more time. Action 16. Have a face-to-face meeting with your representative --
Action 17. Testify at a public hearing --
Action 18. Participate in a protest --
Action 19. Volunteer for a political campaign --
Action 20. Pitch a news story or interview.
Responsibility: Christopher Kush.
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From education to tax reform to jobs, this is a citizen's guide to influencing lawmakers, candidates, and reporters. It reveals fifteen proven actions each taking less than one hour that show readers  Read more...

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by kcoronado7 (WorldCat user published 2009-03-15) Excellent Permalink

The One-Hour Activist is an excellent introduction to political activism for the individual citizen.  It includes sample forms and checklists for organizing your information and activities and step-by-step guides for numerous political grassroots pursuits.  More information on Web resources...
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