Right to Petition is an easy to follow how-to guide that puts the power back into the hands of the people, empowering readers with impactful knowledge and tools including:40+ sample Congressional asks Common advocate mistakes (and how to avoid them) Networking and timing strategies Real-life case studies outlining what works, what doesn't and why
You'll walk away with a deeper understanding of how Congress works and a strong strategic plan for success. Right to Petition is for advocates, activists, and concerned citizens with any level of experience and a passion for sparking change.
"The tips I share are actual advocacy secrets from Capitol Hill,” says author Nicole Tisdale. “They are the tools staffers and Members of Congress have used and seen hi-powered lobbyists use to get movement and tangible results. My goal is to make Congress understandable and accessible to all."
Nicole Tisdale is a Capitol Hill insider, policy expert, and attorney dedicated to empowering individuals with the knowledge needed to spark effective change in government. Serving on Capitol Hill for nearly a decade, Nicole is a principal senior advisor and strategist to high-ranking Members of Congress. An expert on a wide variety of policy issues including national security, counterterrorism, and intelligence, Nicole is a respected collaborator known for her winning record of developing and executing bipartisan legislative agendas. Nicole holds Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctorate degrees from the University of Mississippi.
An extraordinary insight into life under one of the world’s most ruthless and secretive dictatorships – and the story of one woman’s terrifying struggle to avoid capture/repatriation and guide her family to freedom.
As a child growing up in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee was one of millions trapped by a secretive and brutal communist regime. Her home on the border with China gave her some exposure to the world beyond the confines of the Hermit Kingdom and, as the famine of the 1990s struck, she began to wonder, question and to realise that she had been brainwashed her entire life. Given the repression, poverty and starvation she witnessed surely her country could not be, as she had been told “the best on the planet”?
Aged seventeen, she decided to escape North Korea. She could not have imagined that it would be twelve years before she was reunited with her family.
When Bernie Sanders began his race for the presidency, it was considered by the political establishment and the media to be a “fringe” campaign, something not to be taken seriously. After all, he was just an Independent senator from a small state with little name recognition. His campaign had no money, no political organization, and it was taking on the entire Democratic Party establishment.
By the time Sanders’s campaign came to a close, however, it was clear that the pundits had gotten it wrong. Bernie had run one of the most consequential campaigns in the modern history of the country. He had received more than 13 million votes in primaries and caucuses throughout the country, won twenty-two states, and more than 1.4 million people had attended his public meetings. Most important, he showed that the American people were prepared to take on the greed and irresponsibility of corporate America and the 1 percent.
In Our Revolution, Sanders shares his personal experiences from the campaign trail, recounting the details of his historic primary fight and the people who made it possible. And for the millions looking to continue the political revolution, he outlines a progressive economic, environmental, racial, and social justice agenda that will create jobs, raise wages, protect the environment, and provide health care for all—and ultimately transform our country and our world for the better. For him, the political revolution has just started. The campaign may be over, but the struggle goes on.