From post-inauguration rallies to #NoDAPL and the Black Lives Matter movement to the global Women’s March on Washington, the people are exercising their power through protest and community organizing in a way that hasn’t been seen in years. For those looking to organize for the first time or for seasoned activists looking to update their repertoire, the time is ripe for a playbook like Becoming a Citizen Activist. A longtime Seattle city councilmember and one of the city’s most effective and inspiring leaders of progressive political and social change since the 1960s, Nick Licata outlines how to get organized and master the tactics to create change by leveraging effective communication strategies (such as creating community through online channels like Facebook and Twitter), how to effectively engage traditional media channels, and how to congregate local and national people power. Licata demonstrates by example that we can fight city hall. Balancing an idealistic vision of a better world with the clear-eyed pragmatism necessary to build it from the ground up, this smart and powerful book will empower any activist with the tools they need to effect change.

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October 21st, 2017

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  • Jeffrey Angus says:

    THE Proven Action Plan for Making a Difference. Understandable, Direct and Best of All, Do-able. A prolifically successful activist and decorated city officeholder shares the key touch points of his playbook so you can get started yourself. Licata has an unusual and what I think is unique point of view for writing these lessons; he’s been winning both inside the system (on the Seattle City Council) and winning outside as an organizer for a few decades.The book is practical, not merely theoretical as I find too many of the current political advocacy books. He explains the…

  • Jason Osgood says:

    Great resource. Practical advice Great resource. Practical advice. Insightful examples. The trick is how to take that first step.Towards that end, I started a study group. Friends of friends. We have 20 on the list, 5 to 7 show up each meeting. We use Slack for followup, coordination, etc.We each first picked a hyper-local (bite-sized) issue to work on. Mine is helping find a permanent home for a tool library. Another is improving our crosswalks in some critical areas. A third member is an organizer for…

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