Practicing Democracy: A Guide to Student Action / Edition 2by Ralph Nader, Ralph Nader
Pub. Date: 01/01/1997
Publisher: Cengage Learning
This text gives students the methods and sources needed to get involved in politics. Reflecting current political trends and organizations, this text lists over 400 political action groups (liberal, conservative, and moderate) with important contact information, including Internet URLs. It also offers examples of letters, memos, and op-ed pieces showing the political process at work.
Table of ContentsPreface. Foreword By U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone On the Importance of Citizen Activism. Foreword By Richard N. Bond, former Chairman, Republican National Committee My Entry into Politics. Introduction: By Ralph Nader. Getting Started. 1. Individual Action. 2. Forming a Citizen Group and Recruiting Supporters. 3. Public Education. 4. Research. 5. Direct Action. 6. Citizen Lobbying. 7. The Courts. 8. Initiative and Referendum. 9. Community Lawyer. 10. Shareholder Activism. 11. The Media: Citizen Access to Newspapers, Television and Radio. 12. Fundraising. 13. Resources. Notes. Bibliography. Index.
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