Advocacy

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The Activists' Handbook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Participatory Democracy
Ricketts, Aidan
Book
2012
A guide to grassroots activism.
Advocacy Journalism: Connexipedia Article
Article
A genre of journalism that intentionally and transparently adopts a non-objective viewpoint, usually for some social or political purpose.
All Journalism Is 'Advocacy Journalism'
Edwards, David
Article
2013
The claim that journalism 'traditionally' involves 'the dispassionate reporting of facts', that journalists are typically not 'advocates', was advocated by a paid employee of a media corporation, the ...
Calling All Radicals: How Grassroots Organizers Can Help Save Our Democracy
Thompson, Gabriel
Book
2007
Thompson argues that we can reclaim our democracy through grassroots organizing.
Critical Paths: Organizing on health Issues in the community
Keck, Jennifer; Dauphinais, Denriette; Lewko, John
Book
1989
Dismantling Democracy: Stifling Debate and Dissent in Canada
Article
2015
An extensive dossier of the Harper government's attacks on democracy, debate, and dissent.
Don't Forget to Write
Diemer, Ulli
Article
Writing letters to the editor is an effective way of getting publicity for your point of view.
Easily Led: A History of Propaganda
Thomson, Oliver
Book
1999
From Ancient Sumer to modern Poland, Thomson traces the use of propaganda and its influence on human events.
Fake grassroots advocacy part of TransCanada's plan to silence Energy East critics
Uechi, Jenny
Article
2014
Documents show plans to "pressure" pipeline critics by working with third parties and industry-funded grassroots advocacy groups in favour of Energy East.
50 Ways to Fight Censorship: And Important Facts to Know about Censors
Marsh, Dave
Book
1991
A practical guide to generating support and publicity for freedom of speech and how to combat acts of censorship.
Frequently Asked Questions about Sources
Article
SOURCES is a media service that connects journalists, editors, authors and researchers with the sources they need for their work. SOURCES spotlights organizations, institutions, government agencies, c...
Helping you reach the media: How Sources can help you get more and better media coverage
Article
Media coverage is the most valuable kind of publicity there is because it is based on the news value or information value of what you do or say, and is therefore far more credible than paid publicity ...
How Sources magnifies your Internet visibility
Article
2006
How the high Internet ranking of the Sources Web site helps magnify the public profile of organizations and companies who are listed in Sources.
How to Lobby Like a Pro
MacDougall, Kate
Article
1997
To reach government with your message you need to lobby like the professionals do.
Lobbying for Your Cause
Remms, Harold
Book
1986
Stir It Up: Lessons in Community Organizing and Advocacy
Sen, Rinku
Book
2003
An overview of contemporary organizing strategies and philosophies with case studies.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Common Cause
Common Cause is a nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy organization founded in 1970 by John Gardner as a vehicle for citizens to make their voices heard in the political process and to hold their elected l...
Connexions Archive & Library
The Connexions Archive & Library is Toronto-based project dedicated to keeping alive the rich history of grassroots movements for social justice. Connexions preserves 'alternative' histories that r...
Mines Action Canada
Mines Action Canada (MAC) is the Canadian component of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL). The coalition's primary concern is the human and socio-economic impact of landmines. It is co...
Ontario Public Health Association
To enhance the health of all the people of Ontario and to eliminate all preventable health problems.

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

Canadian Snowbird Association
COMMITMENT, SERVICE AND ADVOCACY FOR TRAVELLERS The Canadian Snowbird Association is a national not-for-profit 85,000-member advocacy organization dedicated to actively defending and improving the rights and privileges of travell...

Sources Library

Don't forget to write
Diemer, Ulli
1997
Writing letters to the editor is an effective way of getting publicity for your point of view.
Getting your story into the media
Stories are the heart and soul of the media. Journalism is about telling stories, and good stories require sources # human contacts, the people who provide informed comment and expertise, the people w...
The internet's cyber radicals: heroes of the web changing the world
A generation of political activists have been transformed by new tools developed on the internet.
Krotoski, Aleks
2010
Internet activists speak about censorship, the democratising impact of open source technology, and the importance of oportunities for anonimity in a post 9-11 world.
Sources gives you powerful tools to help you stand out from the crowd
An overview of how you can use SOURCES to amplify your message. SOURCES is a media service that connects journalists, editors, writers, producers and researchers with the sources they need for their ...