With section intros by Gail Sheehy, Nancy Pelosi and Al Gore, an inspiring collection of 50 call-to-action essays from MoveOn members around the country.
"I am deeply grateful for MoveOn, and everything they do, including this wonderful book."
—Anne Lamott, author of Bird by Bird and Traveling Mercies
"MoveOn's 50 Ways to Love Your Country is a user-friendly 'How To' guide for fixing our broken democracy. Both nuts-and-bolts practical and deeply personal, this book is political Viagra for anyone tired of feeling hopeless, helpless, and impotent in the face of our Big Money/Big Media-controlled political system."
—Arianna Huffington, syndicated columnist and author of Fanatics and Fools: The Game Plan for Winning Back America
"Cesar Chavez once said the organizer's job is to help ordinary people do extraordinary things. Involving masses of people in a movement to right wrongs and change government policy is what democracy is all about. No one in is doing it better today in America than MoveOn.org. MoveOn's 50 Ways to Love Your Country is a vital primer for every activist interested in progressive social change."
—Arturo S. Rodriguez, president, United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO
With more than 2 million members, MoveOn.org is at the cutting edge of a new model for political activism and is able to mobilize thousands of volunteers and millions of dollars. Just in time for the election season, MoveOn takes its message offline with MoveOn's 50 Ways to Love Your Country in an effort to jumpstart an even broader civic dialogue and inspire all to become involved in our political process.
Written by MoveOn members across the country, from Hawaii to Maine, from political figures to teachers, each essay shares a compelling personal story and most include an action item with resources for taking inspiration a step further. Simple ideas are illuminated, such as "His Last Vote," about a dying man's wish to cast a ballot, as are more dynamic actions, such as "Start a Petition," which chronicles a couple's quest to protect wolves from trappers in Alaska. MoveOn's 50 Ways to Love Your Country answers the question that more and more citizens are asking: "What can I do?"