Abstract: A manual for informed citizen participation in government decision making and administration. Includes advice on conducting a campaign, using the Freedom of Information Act, and much more.
Keywords: book review, politics, political action committees, news conference, media, actualities, fund raising, bureaucrats bureaucracy, agencies, polling, FOIA, freedom of information act, participation, practical, pressure groups, United States government, grassroots activism.
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Title: The Citizen's Guide to Fighting Government
Author: Senator Steven D. Symms, Larry Grupp, Steven D. Symms
Foreword: Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Publisher: Jameson Books
Date Published: May 1994
ISBN: 0915463636
LOCN: JK1764.S93 1994
Dewey: 323/.042/0973 21
Pages: 213
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Foreword by Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan



Chapter 1: Forming a Political Action Group

Chapter 2: Setting Goals

Chapter 3: Brain Trust

Chapter 4: Board of Directors

Chapter 5: Group Spokesman

Chapter 6: The News Conference

Chapter 7: Dealing with the Media

Chapter 8: Writing News Releases and Doing Actualities

Chapter 9: Media Buyer

Chapter 10: Budgets and Calendars

Chapter 11: Strategic Philosophy

Chapter 12: Influencing Partisan Politicians

Chapter 13: Changing Laws

Chapter 14: Motivating People to Vote

Chapter 15: Fact Sheet

Chapter 16: Videos

Chapter 17: Slide Shows

Chapter 18: Speakers Bureau

Chapter 19: Strange Bedfellows Welcome!

Chapter 20: Letters

Chapter 21: Fund Raising Letters

Chapter 22: Mailing Lists and Direct Mail

Chapter 23: Newsletters and Political Speeches

Chapter 24: Demonstrations

Chapter 25: Going to Jail

Chapter 26: Producing a Campaign Brochure

Chapter 27: How Bureaucrats Think, Live and Work

Chapter 28: Bureaucrats at Work

Chapter 29: Agency Rules and How to Fight Them

Chapter 30: Freedom of Information Act

Chapter 31: Using One Bureaucracy Against Another

Chapter 32: Factoids and Other Political Agents

Chapter 33: Dress to Win

Chapter 34: Polling (and other activities that look like polling)

Chapter 35: Credibility

Chapter 36: A Plan for Raising Money

Chapter 37: Potpourri

Chapter 38: The Future: The Truth Shall Make You Free



Author:        Symms, Steven D. (Steven Douglas), 1938-
Title:         The citizen's guide to fighting government /
                  Steve Symms & Larry Grupp ; foreword by Daniel Patrick
Published:     Ottawa, Ill. : Jameson Books ; Chicago, IL :
                  Distributed to the book trade by Login Brothers Consortium,
Description:   xvii, 213 p. ; 23 cm.
LC Call No.:   JK1764.S93 1994
Dewey No.:     323/.042/0973 21
ISBN:          0915463636 (pbk.)
Subjects:      Political participation -- United States.
               Political action committees -- United States.
               Politics, Practical -- United States.
               Pressure groups -- United States.
               Bureaucracy -- United States.
               United States -- Politics and government --
Other authors: Grupp, Larry.
Control No.:   98130866 


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