The Backyard Activist is a book with tips to mobilize your community, your town, and your world. How do you take on arrogant city councils, tone-deaf school boards, and powerful corporations? How about poachers, illegal fisherman, and car thieves?
Author Mark Breier is an investor, two-time author, and paid speaker who has won dozens of activist battles and shares his 21 tips. Mark’s efforts have been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, Today Show, CNN, and on the Colbert Report.
In recent times, many people have become more involved in politics, from a national to a local level. But most early activism is disorganized and fleeting; while street protesting is necessary and feels good - it does not affect long term change. There ARE a few simple, right things to do. The lessons in the Backyard Activist can work for any cause out there, and are the things Mark wished he had known when he first stood up for such causes. This information is as helpful as can be - from avoiding common pitfalls like speaking at endless city meetings to no avail, to the crucial how-to tactics like positioning yourself to the media as David vs Goliath.