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MoveOn's 50 Ways to Love Your Country
How to Find Your Political Voice and Become a Catalyst for Change
By and a host of contributors
Read by Al Gore, Nancy Pelosi, and many others
Audio Partners Publishing, (2004)
ISBN: 1-57270-429-2
Genre: Politics, Self-Help

Reviewed by Rochelle Caviness - July 6, 2004

Are Americans' apathetic and uninterested in trying to 'make a difference'? The answer is a resounding, NO! The problem is that there are so many issues that need to be worked upon that it can be daunting figuring out where to start, and what to do to fix a given problem. When it comes to working on political issues, a ready solution is now available in the form of MoveOn's 50 Ways to Love Your Country, by

This book provides guidance, tips, and first hand examples of how various individuals have striven to make a difference by working for political change. It will empower you, and encourage you, to step forward and try to improve not only your local community, but the country as a whole. MoveOn's 50 Ways to Love Your Country shows how ordinary people can make a difference, and how they can encourage other people to join with them to effect political changes. As the book's subtitle states, these articles will show you How to Find Your Political Voice and Become a Catalyst for Change.

MoveOn's 50 Ways to Love Your Country is a must read for anyone interested in starting a grassroots movement, as well as for those participating in an ongoing effort. The advice offered in this collection is both informative and encouraging, and it provides a solid foundation upon which to build a movement for political change. Never thought that you had the right stuff to become a political activist? After listening to this book you'll be very surprised to learn that all that is really needed is the motivation to get out there and do something - everything else that you need can be learned and this book is a perfect first step in learning the basic skills that you'll need to be an effective activist for change!

The new audio version of this book has been published, on four CDs, by Audio Partners Publishing. MoveOn's 50 Ways to Love Your Country consists of a series of more than sixty articles that have been contributed by more than forty contributors, including the former vice-president, Al Gore and Nancy Pelosi, the House Democratic Leader. These articles run the gamut from advice on how to create an online petition to starting a political book club. In addition to the audio readings of the articles, this CD edition includes the printed text (in PDF format) of tips from related to each article.

Best of all, this unabridged CD version of the book is enhanced by the inclusion of more than 200 hyperlinks (enhanced links) to the websites mentioned in the book. To access these enhanced links you need to play the CDs in a computer with either a CD-ROM of DVD drive. The CDs work on both PCs and MACs. The 'tips' that accompany each article provide a concise outline of the various steps that you can follow to do such things as learning how to write a letter to the editor, or a politician, how to help run a political campaign, work on a phone bank, and even how to initiate a Constitutional Amendment. Furthermore, these tips serve to highlight the most important points found in each article.

MoveOn's 50 Ways to Love Your Country offers listeners outstanding guidance on how to become an effective political activist. Many of the techniques, and examples, offered in this book can be used just as effectively when trying to campaign for changes in a Federal law, as when trying to deal with your local school board. These articles and tips help teach you how to create a grassroots movement, and how to make your voice heard.

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