America, the Owner's Manual: You Can Fight City Hall-and Win
America the Owner's Manual You Can Fight City Hall-and Win Author:Bob Graham, Chris Hand "America, the Owner's Manual is a timely, hands-on guide demonstrating how citizens can bring about real change in their communities. Senator Bob Graham and co-author Chris Hand first show how to identify a problem, and then walk through each step of the process?from researching the issue, to getting others involved, to engaging the media. E... more »ach chapter starts with a real case that demonstrates a step in the process, and ends with a summary checklist that helps readers put their plan into action. ?Tips from the Pros? throughout bring additional applied perspectives on how to be most effective. By offering concrete guidance, an array of resources, and advice for troubleshooting and overcoming barriers, this compact user?s guide is truly a handbook for change.
Forty years ago, as a member of the Florida Legislature, Bob Graham took on the challenge of civic education for eighteen weeks at a Miami-area high school. His time as both a governor and a senator has only strengthened his resolve to pique readers? curiosity about politics and teach them to get what they want from government."« less