Ever wanted to make a difference - for your world, for your country or for your neighborhood - but weren't sure how to get started?
Feel a little intimidated at the idea of contacting an elected leader - whether your city council member, your state legislator or a Member of Congress?
Think it's impossible to gain the attention of elected leaders without sending them a big campaign contribution?
Well, think again.
Citizens in Action offers step-by-step guidance you can use to become a powerful advocate for your cause in Washington and legislatures across America. From how to get "face time" and tell persuasive personal stories, to presenting a consistent message - and making it stick - this concise book shows you how to join the ordinary citizens who are exerting extraordinary influence on laws, regulations, priorities, programs and money.
Publisher: Columbia Books Incorporated, Publishers
Publication date: 2/15/2009
Edition description: COLUMBIA BOOKS INC
Sales rank: 1,267,692
Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)
Meet the Author
Stephanie Vance, Advocacy Associates: With 20+ years of experience in Washington, D.C., Stephanie Vance, known nationally and internationally as the Advocacy Guru, knows the insider's secrets to influencing government. She has worked at a prominent D.C. law firm, as a lobbyist for National Public Radio and as a Congressional aide, holding positions as Legislative Director and Staff Director for three different members of Congress. She is the author of Government by the People: How to Communicate with Congress and the fabjob.com guide Get a Job on Capitol Hill.