The One-Hour Activist: The 15 Most Powerful Actions You Can Take to Fight for the Issues and Candidates You Care About
January 2011, Jossey-Bass
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!