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Making Policy Making Change. How Communities Are Taking Law into Their Own Hands. Edition No. 1. Kim Klein's Fundraising Series

  • ID: 2215900
  • Book
  • October 2001
  • 177 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Throughout the country, activists are making change and getting it in writing. Read how community groups have successfully developed and promoted more than 1,000 local policies that have:

limited alcohol and tobacco billboards and liquor stores in low-income communities

won higher wages and more rights for workers under public contract

held corporations accountable for environmental damage

brought youth into the policy-setting process

By using case studies that focus on community organizing campaigns that created local policy, Themba provides an invaluable guidebook for activists. Written for social activists, community organizers, and students of social and public policy, she offers cogent and clear insights into how these successes can be translated to other social justice organizing.
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Foreword vii

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

1 Time to Share the Burden: Toward Institution-Focused Intervention 13

2 An Agenda of Substance: Grassroots Efforts to Reduce Alcohol and Tobacco Problems 25

3 Making More Pie: Local Initiatives that Increase Resources and Institutional Accountability 50

4 Plotting A Course: Lessons from the Front Lines 81

5 Talking Policy: Media and the Message 117

6 Looking Ahead: Reflections and Recommendations 143

Notes 161

Useful Books 169

Resources 170

Index 172

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Makani N. Themba
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