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No matter what your political persuasion, The One-Hour Activist is your guide to influencing lawmakers, candidates, and reporters. The One-Hour Activist reveals fifteen powerful, proven grassroots actions that persuade lawmakers and candidates to see things your way. Each action is designed to grab the attention of your representatives and build relationships that serve your issues over the long run. And each action takes less than an hour to complete, so you can make a difference without giving up your life! The One-Hour Activist is packed with insider advice from elected officials, professional organizers, lobbyists, and journalists who share state-of-the-art tips for getting your message across. Real-life examples of effective letters, e-mail, phone calls, public testimony, and news story pitches from concerned citizens just like you illustrate the actions. Tactics you will learn: How to distinguish your letters and e-mail in the flood of correspondence elected officials receive. Why lawmakers crave your personal stories, local information, and opinions. Powerful ways to influence candidates so you represent more than a single vote on Election Day. Strategies for identifying, tr

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780787973001
ISBN-10: 0787973009
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 153mm x 16mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Jossey-Bass Inc.,U.S.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 29-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Christopher Kush

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.