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The Citizen Lobbyist: A How-to Manual for Making Your Voice Heard in Government

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A handbook for anyone who wants to learn about how to be active in local, state, and federal government, The Citizen Lobbyist shows how to have a voice in creating public policy. More citizen involvement is needed in our government processes to ensure the voices of the people are heard over the money of paid lobbyists, unions, and coalitions, both in Washington, DC, and in ...more
Paperback, 120 pages
Published July 1st 2013 by Pitchstone Publishing (first published January 1st 2013)
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Joshua Anderson
Feb 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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I enjoyed this! I have never been interested in participating in the government beyond jury duty, taxes, and voting but lately I feel the need to speak out and communicate with those who represent me and this book is a useful tool to help me take on this active role. Easy to comprehend and there are more resources in the book to help you after you have finished reading.
Steve Dustcircle
Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Wonderfully to the point. A definite read for every activist and concerned citizen.
Jul 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone!
Don't let the size fool you, this pocket sized guide to lobbying is exactly what you'll need to feel confident approaching the "powers that be" in your community. Whether you're a budding teen voter, just getting your feet wet in the political world, or a seasoned veteran with decades of political awareness, with this book's clear and practical information you'll feel empowered to make a lasting difference in your political surroundings. The foreword makes mention of using the margins for jottin ...more
Ryan Morton
Aug 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Great how-to manual on making your voice heard to get more involved in the political process. As a beginner in the political world myself, this book offered a nice primer on the rules, tactics, and limits of lobbying.

Everyday American's have issues they want to raise, ensuring their elected officials (and regulators) hear those concerns, and hope to see actionable change on those issues. However, most people are ill-equipped to package those ideas, arguments, and solutions up in a way that makes
Aug 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Very concise and very practical advice about how to make the government work for you. Lobbying is a business, and even if you're doing it out of the goodness of your heart or a deep need to make the world a better place it still takes a commitment of time and resources. You might as well do it right to avoid wasting each of them.

The writing is spare and upbeat. this is a lean book. That's good, because this is one you want to keep on your Kindle, along with Alinsky's Rules for radicals as you st
Oct 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
A very informative tool that guides you through the process of getting your polical thoughts and wants across the the appropriate official. There are steps that I would have never thought to take that not only aid in your lobbing outcome but sound interesting to do all on their own. This should be given to everyone at the time that they register to vote.
Oct 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
A quick read that is packed with good information on how citizens can effectively make their voices heard by their representatives. I plan on putting these tips to good use soon. The US would be better off if all citizens performed their civic duties of holding their representatives accountable instead of feeling good after the national elections every four years.
Feb 16, 2014 rated it liked it
A nice little book that does what it promises: gives an overview of how to be a citizen lobbyist.

I'm currently not planning to visit my statehouse in person, so little of the information is directly applicable, but perhaps that will change soon.
Oct 16, 2013 rated it liked it
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A short read offering ideas for individuals to participate in government whatever your political ideology might be.
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