Retired U.S. Senator Bob Graham of Florida describes his concern with the country's "civic health" a...
Retired U.S. Senator Bob Graham of Florida describes his concern with the country's "civic health" and offers advice for readers interested in influencing and enacting policy changes. Case studies help illustrate strategies for identifying a problem and describing it in political and public terms, creating checklists for action, gathering information to sway policymakers, identifying who in the government can fix the problem, gauging and building public support, persuading decision makers, using time effectively, uniting with other politically active citizens, engaging the media, finding resources to support an initiative, and building off victory and learning from defeat. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)