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 EIGHT:  CELEBRATE THE POTENTIAL FOR CYBER-CHANGE.  Gives thanks to fellow activists and express gratitude to the legislators who agreed with you.  Share your successes with others who dream of re-shaping society via the internet.  Treat yourself to a few days of wrist rest and mouse relief.  Then leap back into the virtual wilderness for your next crusade. 
CyberBouquet for a CyberActivist!
We congratulate you 
on your concern, 
your dedication, and 
your effectiveness.
Sample Thank You Message
Identify the legislation and mention key staff Dear Senator Jones:  Thank you for supporting Senate Bill 1896, which increased funding for affordable day care centers in low-income neighborhoods. Your legislative aide Sally Smith deserves praise for her responsiveness and attention to detail. 
Hint about next steps and offer yourself as a resource.  I am optimistic that related legislation next term will spread this pilot project throughout our state and ensure that all children receive needed enrichment services during the crucial pre-school years. Please let me know if I can help your office mobilize support. 
Give a gentle reminder about follow-up publicity Please send me a copy of any press release related to Senate Bill 1896.  I plan to share the good news with voters in my home town through an editorial in our local newspaper. 
            Respectfully,  Doris Brown
How can I send electronic greeting cards
Created by Sherri Andersen & Elizabeth Brunner
For Dr. Doug Smith's English 511 at Cal Poly
Updated on February 14, 1999