Organize to Win Series
Grassroots campaigns for people new to politics, lobbying and organizing
Leading a successful grassroots campaign involves organizing people, holding meetings, writing letters, being interviewed, and negotiating with trained professionals and lawyers. You will be advocating in regulatory and political settings that your opponents have mastered. These books help you navigate these processes, and extract lessons from hundreds of campaigns where local people like you succeeded in protecting old growth forests, stopped destructive gold mining, prevented giveaways of public land, and halted proposed landfills. These guides lead you step-by-step through the minefields citizens, who try to effect change in their communities, must navigate.
Volume 1 : FREE BOOK on getting started, raising money, how to write alerts and generate letters, prepare for meeting, negotiate with decision-makers, lobby decision-makers, participating in planning and land use processes, and hundreds of other things organizers need to know. It also explains the mistakes groups make that lead to failed campaigns. Available as an e-book or download
Volume 2 : FREE BOOK TO NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBERS Continues with human, political, ethical problems campaigns will encounter; rethinking Earth Day; education vs. activism; rethinking wilderness campaigns.S
Volume 3 is available on Amazon Includes, lessons from great past grassroots campaigns; philosophical issues involved with activism, myths about consensus and win-win; Note: All three books are also available on Amazon. PDF Downloads are best viewed in Acrobat reader.