CHAPTER TENGETTING INS TITUTIONS TO DO WHAT YOU WANT

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I think the question anyone has to ask is, “How will I feel in six months if I don’t do this now?”

EVELYN SCHAEFFER,Veteran Activist

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IF YOU WANT to solve a problem in the public realm, you’re almost certain to interact with institutions, especially government and corporate ones. That’s true whether you want to appeal your tax bill, stop the cutting of old-growth timber, or improve transportation planning for your city.

Dealing with institutions and the people who run them is not always an easy or pleasant process. This chapter covers three tools for getting institutions to do what you ...

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