The Progressive’s Guide to Raising Hell takes you into the “no holds barred” world of activism and campaigning. Your guide is master tactician, consumer advocate and political street fighter Jamie Court. He says the first step of any political battle is to get mad—the last step, never let go. What you do in the meantime, according to the Guide, is hone in on your highest values, publicly point out where your opponents ignore or oppose them, and let the power of public opinion flow your way.
Jamie Court is the President of Consumer Watchdog , an award winning advocacy group that has waged successful campaigns to force regulation of insurance companies, push California to favor privacy protections, and keep oil companies from jacking up gasoline prices. A current project is Inside Google , which is going head-to-head with the internet giant to expose their intrusions on user privacy, collusion with other corporations to erode the freedom of the internet, and generally point out the ridiculousness of their motto, “Don’t Be Evil.”
Watch this video of Jamie Court on the Rachel Maddow Show: “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Lying.”
Listen to Jamie Court’s commentary on NPR’s All Things Considered .
The Progressive’s Guide to Raising Hell is available now…but don’t let your conservative friends borrow it!