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Activist Miriam Edelson star
Miriam Edelson is an author, mother, and activist. She is the mother of two children, Emma-Maryse and Jake. Jake was born with a severe neurological disorder. I had the opportunity to interview her about activism.

An Activist Among Us star
Activists are real people living in regular towns, just like you and me. They may have a little extra energy or a sense of showmanship, but most of all, they are just people who care -- like my friend Roxanne Pauline.

Anti-Flag Depleted Uranium is a War Crime star
When a congressman teams up with a punk rock band, it gets my attention. Punk band Anti-Flags song, Depleted Uranium is a War Crime address the militaries uses of depleted uranium in it munitions. I asked Anti-Flag about their music activism and this is what Justin Sane had to say

Be An August Activist star
While your elected officials are on vacation, call them or drop them a line -- about health care reform.

Be the Change You Want to See in the World star
Changing the world might seem like a daunting task, but Julie Fisher-McGarry breaks it down in her book to 365 simple tasks. By tackling one a day, you can make the world a better place for yourself and the planet.

BuyBlue.org star
BuyBlue.org can provide you with all the information you need to determine if the goods and services you are buying, help the Democrats or the Republicans. Lets take the corporate money away from the Republicans.

Class Matters: Cross-Class Alliance Building for Middle-Class Activists. star
Betsy Leondar-Wright shares a wealth of knowledge on bridging the divide between the social classes in her book Class Maters: Cross-Class Alliance Building for Middle-Class Activists.

Consumer Activism One Dollar, One Vote star
No time to be an activist, go shopping. Support the Democratic Party by buying products from companies that donate to the Democratic Party.

Fight Global Warming NOW: The Handbook for Taking Action in your Community star
Bill McKibben’s book, Fight Global Warming Now, is a handbook that will inspire you to take action in your own community. They show you that it doesn’t take a lot of money, or lot of experience to move people. It is something you can do.

Get Democrats Elected with 100Actions.com star
The Democrats have launched a new website to help you get involved. 100actions.com is designed to help you get involved by presenting a new action you can take each day. Activism does not get any easier than this. Take action today. Lets get Democrats elected.

How to Lobby Congress star
Do you want to contact your Representative or Senator, but don't know how? Here are some tips to lobby your member of Congress.

It is Not Too Late star
It is less than a week until the election, and you just decided you want to get involved in helping Democrats get elected. Is it to late? No, there is a lot that you can do. This can be the most important time to volunteer.

Jane Fondas Words of Politics and Passion star
Historian Mary Hershberger has compiled some of the best words spoken by actress and political activist Jane Fonda. Reading Fondas words you realize they are as relevant and thought provoking today as when she spoke them. This book is an interesting insight into the life of a formidable activist

Mothers Day for Peace star
What are you getting for Mother's day? If you could have anything, would you wish for world peace, a better world for your child? Mother’s day in America has its roots in the peace and activist movements. It was a day to encourage activism.

Ready, Set, Talk! star
If your interested in getting your message out, Ellen Ratner’s and Kathie Scarrah’s information packed book, Ready, Set, Talk!, is the book to read. She provides an insider guide to getting your message out on Radio, TV, and the Internet. This book is packed with practical tips and checklists.

Seeing the Truth star
On Saturday, December 16, 2006, Americans gathered in homes to see the truth. In more than 1,930 homes Americans gathered together to watch former Vice President Al Gores An Inconvenient Truth.

The Complete Idiots Guide to Grant Writing star
You are passionate about your non-profit group, but the bake sales and fundraisers are not meeting your budget? It might be time to apply for a grant. Applying for a grant can seem a little overwhelming, but The Complete Idiots Guide to Grant Writing will show you that it is a manageable task.

The Congressional Committees Project star
When a bill is introduced in Congress, it is referred to committee. This is where the real work begins. The Daily Kos Community of bloggers has embarked on an ambitious project to monitor what goes on in these committees.

The Great Neighborhood Book: A do-it yourself Guide to Placemaking star
This guide to creating community arises from the Project for Public Spaces. It provides simple success stories that you can do in your own community to make your neighborhood the kind place you want to live.

The Revolution Will Not be Microwaved star
Sandor Ellix Katz’s book, The Revolution Will Not be Microwaved: Inside America’s Underground Food Movements, takes us on an inside tour of food activism. From guerilla gardening to the underground raw milk movement you will see the movement through eyes of someone on the inside.

The White House Garden star
Can a vegetable garden be a political statement? Absolutely.

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