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 ONE:  Identify an Issue:  What makes you angry? What political cause touches your heart? What injustice have you witnessed or experienced?  Activism often begins with strong emotional reactions. 
Example Jonathan discovered that the local homeless shelter would no longer allow teenage boys to stay on the premises.  Because of some isolated behavior problems, sons would be sent to temporary foster care or youth shelters instead.  Jonathan remembers his own difficult adolescence and resents this policy that might further disrupt fragile families.  He trusts  that the error can be reversed if he contacts the local social service organizations and the funding agencies. 
Step Two: Research the Facts 
Created by Sherri Andersen & Elizabeth Brunner
For Dr. Doug Smith's English 511 at Cal Poly
Updated on February 21, 1999