EXTRA, EXTRA/How-to manual for grassroots efforts
The second edition of “Roots to Power: A Manual for Grassroots Organizing” by Lee Staples, clinical professor at Boston University School of Social Work, is a guide that shows regular folks how to organize in pursuit of collective action. The how-to manual outlines tactics, strategies, methods and techniques for community leaders to follow when setting goals, selecting issues, campaigning for those issues, recruiting members, lobbying politicians and communicating with the media. Staples has been actively engaged in grassroots community organizing since the 1960s, and the book draws heavily on his experiences. Published by Praeger, the book is available at local bookstores or online at www.praeger.com in trade paper for $24 and hardcover for $97.95.