ISBN-10:
0787973009
ISBN-13:
9780787973001
Pub. Date:
03/05/2004
Publisher:
Wiley
The One-Hour Activist: The 15 Most Powerful Actions You Can Take to Fight for the Issues and Candidates You Care About / Edition 1

The 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
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ISBN-13: 9780787973001
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/05/2004
Pages: 244
Sales rank: 960,697
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Christopher Kush is a nationally known grassroots advocacy expert. He has trained thousands of advocates to fight in a variety of issue areas. As president of Soapbox Consulting, he has created training seminars and Lobby Days for many national associations including the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Arthritis Foundation, and the American Psychological Association.

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Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xv

The Author xvii

Introduction: Democracy in Action xix

Part One: Gather Information and Strategize 1

ACTION 1 Learn How Grassroots Advocacy Works 3

ACTION 2 Pick Your Issues and Your Angle 17

ACTION 3 Identify Your Representatives 31

ACTION 4 Join an Interest Group 45

ACTION 5 Create a Legislative Agenda 53

ACTION 6 Analyze a Bill 61

ACTION 7 Conduct Opposition Research 73

Part Two: Contact Your Elected Officials 83

ACTION 8 Write an Effective Letter 85

ACTION 9 Send a Powerful E-Mail 97

ACTION 10 Make a Compelling Phone Call 105

ACTION 11 Persuade Others to Act 113

Part Three: Get Involved with Elections 119

ACTION 12 Get Out the Vote 121

ACTION 13 Contribute Money to Candidates Who Support Your Cause 131

Part Four: Work the News Media 143

ACTION 14 Start a Press Clippings File 145

ACTION 15 Write a Letter to the Editor 151

Part Five: Super-Powerful Actions That 159 Take a Little More Time

ACTION 16 Have a Face-to-Face Meeting with Your Representative 161

ACTION 17 Testify at a Public Hearing 175

ACTION 18 Participate in a Protest 185

ACTION 19 Volunteer for a Political Campaign 193

ACTION 20 Pitch a News Story or Interview 199

It’s Time for Action! 211

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