MoveOn's 50 Ways to Love Your Country: How to Find Your Political Voice and Become a Catalyst for Change

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With more than 2 million members, MoveOn is at the cutting edge of a new model for political activism. In their first-ever book, they take their message offline with MoveOn's 50 Ways to Love Your Country: How to Find Your Political Voice and Become a Catalyst for Change, in an effort to jumpstart an even broader civic dialogue and inspire all to become involved in our political process. With introductions by Al Gore, Nancy Pelosi, Gail Sheehy, David Fenton, and the MoveOn staff, MoveOn's 50 Ways to Love Your ...
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With more than 2 million members, MoveOn is at the cutting edge of a new model for political activism. In their first-ever book, they take their message offline with MoveOn's 50 Ways to Love Your Country: How to Find Your Political Voice and Become a Catalyst for Change, in an effort to jumpstart an even broader civic dialogue and inspire all to become involved in our political process. With introductions by Al Gore, Nancy Pelosi, Gail Sheehy, David Fenton, and the MoveOn staff, MoveOn's 50 Ways to Love Your Country is a political call-to-action guide that includes 50 essays from MoveOn members across the country. Each essay is a compelling personal story with action items and resources. Simple ideas are illuminated, such as "Vote, No Matter What," about a dying man's wish to cast a ballot, as are more dynamic actions, such as "Start a Petition," which chronicles a couple's quest to protect endangered wolves in Alaska. For those who feel powerless or overwhelmed, angry or apathetic - or just want to do something, but don't know how - MoveOn's 50 Ways to Love Your Country answers the question so many people are asking, "What can I do?"
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Publishers Weekly
Fifty members of the online activist group MoveOn.org provide tips on how to take political action in this inspiring audiobook, which is impressive not only because of the breadth of its suggestions, but also because 42 of the 50 contributors lend their own voices to the recording. Although this makes for an uneven listening experience, as not all of the contributors possess velvet voices, it drives home the audiobook's message: that people of all ages, races and income levels can make a difference. The essays--which cover everything from starting an online petition and hosting a political salon to writing letters to congress and organizing a political book club--each end with a set of "action tips" summarizing the steps the writer took in achieving his/her goals. The most useful component of this audiobook, however, may be its enhanced CD features. Those with access to a computer can browse these "action tips" and link directly to any Web sites mentioned in the material. Based on the Inner Ocean Publishing paperback. (June)n Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781930722293
  • Publisher: New World Library
  • Publication date: 4/9/2004
  • Series: Inner Ocean Action Guide Series
  • Pages: 145
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
I The power of connecting 1
Introduction 2
Create an effective online petition 4
Spread the word about online petitions 6
Sign a petition 8
Share informed political recommendations 10
Speak out online 12
Email the President (and other politicians) 14
Meet with your representatives 16
II Every vote counts 19
Introduction 20
Vote, no matter what 22
Mobilize underrepresented voters 23
Register voters in unlikely places 26
Organize an issues-specific voter registration drive 28
Get your office to vote 30
Maximize the vote on election day 32
Make a personal request to nonvoters 34
Participate in a phone bank 36
III The many faces of the media 39
Introduction 40
Read more, watch TV news less 42
Write a letter to the editor 44
Respond to biased reporting 48
Alert the media to uncovered events 50
Place an ad 54
Reform the media 56
Make your own media 58
Write an op-ed piece 61
Start a political book club 64
MoveOn's suggested media sources 67
IV Political action is personal 69
Introduction 70
Write letters to Congress that work 72
Talk to the officials you did't elect 74
Support clean elections 76
Volunteer for campaigns 78
Help run a campaign 81
Hit the streets for your candidate 84
Run for office to challenge incumbents 86
Donate money 88
Host a house party 90
Petition effectively 92
Attend a meetup 94
Serve as an elected official 96
Act outside the box 98
V Personal action is political 101
Introduction 102
Serve your community 105
Defy City Hall 108
Respond locally to national issues 110
Attend a rally 112
Instigate protective laws 114
Initiate a constitutional amendment 117
Get a socially responsible day job 120
Take action with your family 122
Host a political salon 124
Let your money speak 127
Help others express their political views 130
Express your views through art 132
Advertise your political vision 134
Afterword 137
Acknowledgments 139
Index 141
MoveOn information 145
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2005

    Dave, watch those sour grapes

    Evidently, 'Dave,' a self-described 'hard-working American,' has conservative leanings. Although the people in the stories may be working toward goals that Dave would not share, the book is about self-empowerment and how to take an active role in the form of government we have, which people such as Dave love to brag about, but which cannot succeed without the active participation of its citizens. I'd suggest you re-read the book without the filter of your own political views, but I doubt you could do it. I, for one, am sick of the mindless flag-waving and 'We Support the Troops' stickers that do nothing but support the companies that manufacture the stickers, Dave. And I'd bet you have one or more on your vehicle.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2005

    50 more ways that MoveOn can whine?

    This is a very biased book from a very biased organization, MoveOn. As usual, they make simplisitic generalizations that the poor and liberal are so much smarter and better than the middle-class (eveyone who is not 'poor' must be rich apparently) and conservatives. Their view, and the book's view, is that you either agree with them or you're wrong. It's time for MoveON to stop their whining and lying to the the American people and MOVE ON!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2004

    Postive, Empowering, Hopeful Book--To Move Country Forward

    The stories of regular people in this book--not celebrities or politicians--will make you feel that your voice counts and that you can indeed make a difference. Reading the 50 different essays draws you into each person's world, and you end up cheering them on loudly. The practical tips at the end of each essay offer you something to 'DO' rather than just sit as an armchair citizen. It's hard not to feel excited and empowered reading this book. And it makes you feel proud to be a progressive person who wants our country to be its best. Three cheers for MoveOn and this book!

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