Identify an Issue 
Research the Facts
Begin Networking 
Define your Agenda 
Contact the Power Brokers 
Launch the Electronic Crusade 
Generate Online Publicity 
Celebrate the Potential for Cyber-Change
 
Main Index of Cyber Activist Web Site 
Take an Interactive Quiz to determine your Potential as a Cyber Activist 
Gain inspiration from Case Studies of how other Cyber Activists achieved victory 
Tour other web sites devoted to political activism 
Too many issues and too little time? We can help you brainstorm which priority issue to tackle first 
View current legislative alerts on burning issues 
Share your opinions and accomplishments via our Guestbook Survey (link to remote host) 
Easy ways to contact elected officials online 
Tips on how we created this site. Plus source credits. 
Visit the main web site for co-author Sherri Andersen 
Visit the main web site for co-author Elizabeth Brunner 
 
STEP TWO:  Research the Facts.  Do statistics, surveys, case studies, or anecdotal evidence support your position? Which level of government would be responsible for implementing change?  What solutions have been pioneered in other communities?  Power searching techniques can help you locate fact sheets from national organizations, find web sites developed by advocacy groups from throughout the nation, gather statistical data, and review newspaper editorials. 
 
Example Worried about rising tuition costs on campus, Antoinette began with the internal search engine at her University's web site.  She found archives of the Strategic Plans for the last ten years, which showed the percentage of tuition and fee increase each year. Next, she used the search engine AltaVista to research national tuition costs with the following search string: +tuition +universit* +"national trend*" statistic* increase level* "cost comparison"
     
Step Three: Begin Networking 
 
 
Created by Sherri Andersen & Elizabeth Brunner
For Dr. Doug Smith's English 511 at Cal Poly
Updated on February 14, 1999