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 SEVEN:  GENERATE ONLINE PUBLICITY.  Many newspapers have developed online editions with email addreses for submitting guest opinion columns and letters to the editor. You can also register your political web site with the major search engines and develop reciprocal links with similar sites. Post your electronic action alerts with appropriate discussion groups, chart rooms, and bulletin board forums. 
Concerned about a Cal Poly policy?  Each of the following publications accepts electronic submissions. 

(1)  The Mustang Daily has an online edition at -- you can post messages to the Delphi message board and review current editorials. Email the editorial staff at 

(2)  The Cal Poly Report is published by the Communications Office every Wednesday.  The "Piece of Mind" section invites commentary on controversial campus topics.  All staff and faculty receive a copy. Send electronical submissions to 

(3)  If a university policy impacts the wider San Luis Obispo community, consider sending a letter to the editor to the Telegram-Tribune. Read the online edition:
Email submissions can be sent to the editor at 
Step Eight: Celebrate the Potential for Cyber-Change 
Created by Sherri Andersen & Elizabeth Brunner
For Dr. Doug Smith's English 511 at Cal Poly
Updated on February 14, 1999