One-Hour Activist: The 15 Most Powerful Actions You Can Take to Fight for the Issues and Candidates You Care About / Edition 1

One-Hour Activist: The 15 Most Powerful Actions You Can Take to Fight for the Issues and Candidates You Care About / Edition 1

by Christopher Kush
     
 

ISBN-10: 0787973009

ISBN-13: 9780787973001

Pub. Date: 03/05/2004

Publisher: Wiley

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

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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 most effective with political leaders, post a letter to the editor and contact elected officials by letter, phone, or email.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787973001
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/05/2004
Pages:
244
Sales rank:
518,948
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

The Author.

Introduction: Democracy in Action.

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.

It’s Time for Action!

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