Run For Something

Author: Amanda Litman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501180444
Size: 65.66 MB
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From the email marketing director of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and the co-founder of Run for Something comes an essential and inspiring guide that encourages and educates young progressives to run for local office, complete with contributions from elected officials and political operatives. You’ve been depressed since the night of November 8, 2016. You wore black to work the next morning. You berated yourself for your complacency during the Obama years. You ranted on Twitter. You deleted Twitter. You sent emails to your friends saying, “How can we get more involved?” You listened to Pod Save America. You knit­ted a pussyhat. You showed up to the Women’s March on Washington. You protested Donald Trump’s executive orders. You called your congressman. You called other people’s congressmen. You set up monthly donations to Planned Parenthood and the ACLU. You reactivated Twitter (begrudgingly). Here’s what you do next: Run for something. To be specific: Run for local office and become the change you want to see in the world. Forget about Con­gress. Forget about the Senate. Focus on the offices that get the real sh*t done: state legislatures, city councils, school boards, and mayors. It doesn’t matter if you’re not a white man over sixty with an Ivy League law degree. (In fact, it’s better if you’re not!) It doesn’t matter if you don’t understand the first thing about running for office, or never even imagined you would. That’s what this book is for. Amanda Litman, experienced in hard-fought state and national election campaigns, is here to give you guid­ance as well as wisdom and insight from elected officials and political operatives she interviewed for this book. There are half a million elected officials in the United States. Why can’t you be one of them?

Vote Her In

Author: Rebecca Sive
Publisher: Agate Publishing
ISBN: 1572848235
Size: 17.47 MB
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Yes. She. Can. Vote Her In addresses the unrealized dream of millions of American women: electing our first woman president. It makes the case for the urgency of women attaining equal executive power at all levels, including the presidency, and offers a comprehensive strategy for every woman to be a part of this campaign—the most important of our lifetimes. Women are wildly underrepresented at every level of the US government: federal, state, and local. Research has shown that women in executive government positions are far more likely than men to commit to policies that benefit women, girls, and other marginalized groups, so after centuries of underrepresentation, it’s clear: our best bet for creating a system that is more fair, balanced, and just for everyone is electing our first Madam President—as soon as we can. Vote Her In is organized around the inspirational messages seen on protest signs carried at the record-breaking 2017 Chicago Women’s March. Part One outlines the case for why we need to mobilize now, and Part Two provides a clear strategy for how to do it. Each chapter in Part Two includes an action plan that women can complete to help each other (or themselves) attain political power and work toward electing our first woman president. Author Rebecca Sive draws on her decades of political experience to create this crucial book, which empowers every American man, woman, and child who cares about our nation’s democratic future to harness their collective power in the run-up to 2020 and, at last, form a more perfect union.

Generation Citizen

Author: Scott Warren
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
ISBN: 1640091289
Size: 78.35 MB
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"Required reading." —Josh Tickell, author of The Revolution Generation Since its beginnings in 2009, Generation Citizen has grown to become one of the preeminent civics education organizations in America. Championing the activism of young people now and throughout history — from the civil rights movement to #BlackLivesMatter and the Parkland students — Generation Citizen is a bold reminder of the positive power of politics, and an inspiring, actionable guide for anyone ready to fight for democracy. "Timely and accessible. The rising generation is ready to exercise power — and save our republic." —Eric Liu, CEO of Citizen University and author of You're More Powerful Than You Think

Law And Public Policy

Author: Kevin J. Fandl
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351243071
Size: 62.24 MB
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Laws exist to incentivize us to act in a certain manner, in accordance with the policies that our community has deemed right for us. And when we disagree with those laws, we must re-examine our policies, and thus our beliefs and ideas, to decide whether our community has changed. This is a book about law and public policy—about the ideas and the rules we build to implement those rules. While similar books have looked at public policy and public administration in an effort to explain how the government works, and others have considered the foundations of the legal system to understand the rulemaking institutions, this book takes a different approach. In this ground-breaking new textbook, author Kevin Fandl develops a complete picture of society, from idea to action -- by examining laws through the lens of policy, and vice versa. This holistic approach gives readers a chance to see not only why certain rules exist, but how those rules evolved over time and the events that inspired them. It offers readers an opportunity not only to see but also to participate in the process of forming the structures that shape our society. This textbook is divided into two sections. The first section provides readers with the tools that they will need to digest the policies and laws that surround them. These tools include a historical deep dive into the foundations of the governance structure in the United States and beyond, an important examination of civics and a reminder of the importance of engaging in the policymaking process, a careful breakdown of the institutions that form the backbone of the law and policy-making institutions in the United States, and finally critical thinking including practical tools to find reliable sources for news, research, and other types of information. The second section of the text is comprised of subject-matter analyses. These subject-based chapters, written by experts on the topic at hand begin with a historical perspective, followed by a careful examination of the key policies and laws that inform that field. Each chapter highlights key vocabulary, provides practical vignettes to add context to the writing, explores a unique global component to compare perspectives from communities worldwide, and includes a number of discussion questions and recommended readings for further examination. This textbook is tailored specifically for undergraduate and graduate students of public policy, to introduce them to the role of law and legal institutions as facilitators and constraints on public policy, exploring those laws in a range of relevant policy contexts with the help of short case studies.

Get Yourself Hired Now

Author: Jeff Altman
Publisher: The Big Game Hunter Inc
ISBN:
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What if I told you that job hunting could actually be much easier and painless? What if I told you that you could easily make at least $50,000 more than you do now over the next five years and most of you will easily earn over $100,000 more by following the techniques I’ll teach you? Do I have your attention now? What if I told you that if you are like most people I meet, you are making a huge mistake with your resume that is causing you to miss out on the best opportunities? Would that get your attention? What if I told you that there are online tools available that can give you the names of the managers you really want to speak with? You will learn: * Techniques to help you earn far more money and do it much more easily * How to plan for your job change and for your career * How to enter a company through "the back door," instead of always contacting Human Resources (Would you like to learn the name of the manager to call? I'll show you how to get that, too) * I will help you compute your "staying power" in the job market * How to figure out what is important in the next job or organization * How to find greater job satisfaction than you have known before without compromising your needs * How to evaluate and assess a company in which you have interviewed to see if your are a good fit for each other * How to write "the new cover letter" * How to negotiate salary * How to give your notice * How to find current and past employees of companies you meet with so that you can easily research them * How to find the "meta-job sites" that will save you time and effort * How to network well Will I really learn everything I need to in order to complete my job search? * Do you want to know how to have a resume that stands out without it looking stupid? * Would you like to know what to do if, after a bunch of interviews, you still don't have a job offer? * How about knowing how to track all the resumes you submit so that when the phone rings, you're ready to go? * How to work well with recruiters and search firms. * Why using a recruiter may make sense for you . . . as long as you keep an eye on them. * How to negotiate your new salary (HINT: Most people only know one way. Do you want to know more?) You’ll also learn a simple question to ask that will have a potential employer competing against themselves to offer you more money! Job hunting doesn't have to be hard or difficult. You just have to learn how to do it. Every era has its own rules and techniques for success. Some techniques are timeless. But using techniques from the stone ages like mailing resumes on parchment paper will have you miss opportunities that you should be competing for. "Get Yourself Hired NOW! : The Big Game Hunter's Guide to Head Hunting Your Next Job and Every Job After That!" will teach you techniques head hunters use to help people find work every day. It will help you avoid making the mistakes that most people make that sabotage their efforts. * Taking jobs that don't meet their needs * What most job hunters have in common with people working in the kitchen at fast food restaurants * Speaking too little * Stupid interview mistakes * Talking about the wrong job when they are called for an exploratory interview or phone interview * Speaking too much * Being boring! * Getting stuck in "the HR system" * Only taking action when they want to find a new job

Mike Meyers Comptia A Guide Essentials Third Edition Exam 220 701

Author: Mike Meyers
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071738705
Size: 53.57 MB
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Essential Skills for a Successful IT Career Written by CompTIA certification and training expert Mike Meyers, this instructive, full-color guide will help you pass the CompTIA A+ Essentials exam and become an expert hardware technician. Mike Meyers' CompTIA A+ Guide: Essentials, third edition is completely up to date with the latest CompTIA A+ standards. Inside, you'll find helpful on-the-job tips, end-of-chapter practice questions, and hundreds of photographs and illustrations. Covers all CompTIA A+ Essentials exam topics, including: Operational procedure CPUs and RAM CMO's and BIOS settings Expansion bus Motherboards Power supplies Hard drives Removable media Windows 2000, Windows XP, and WIndows Vista Input/output ports Video cards Portable PCs, PDAs, and wireless technologies Printers Networks Security Troubleshooting The CD-ROM features: Practice exam for 220-701 400+ chapter review questions New video introduction to CompTIA A+ One-hour video training segment Mike's favorite PC tools and utilities Searchable e-book Each chapter includes: Learning objectives Full-color photographs and illustrations Real-world examples Try This! and Cross Check exercises Tech tips, notes, and warnings End-of-chapter quizzes and lab projects

Mike Meyers A Guide To Managing And Troubleshooting Pcs Second Edition

Author: Mike Meyers
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071509244
Size: 29.92 MB
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Essential Skills for a Successful IT Career Mike Meyers, the leading authority on CompTIA A+ training and certification, has helped hundreds of thousands of people master CompTIA A+ PC technician skills-and now he can help you, too. Completely updated for the new CompTIA A+ standards, Mike Meyers' CompTIA A+ Guide to Managing and Troubleshooting PCs, Second Edition will help you pass the CompTIA A+ certification exams and become an expert hardware technician. Inside, you'll find helpful on-the-job tips, end-of-chapter practice questions, and hundreds of photographs and illustrations. Learn how to: Work with CPUs, RAM, and motherboards Install, partition, and format hard drives Work with portable PCs, PDAs, and wireless technologies Install, upgrade, and troubleshoot Windows 2000 Professional and Windows XP Install sound and video cards Manage printers and connect to networks Implement security measures Understand safety and environmental issues Establish good communication skills and adhere to privacy policies The CD-ROM features: Eight full practice exams covering CompTIA A+ Essentials and Exams 220-602, 220-603, and 220-604 One hour of LearnKey video training featuring Mike Meyers teaching key CompTIA A+ topics Electronic copy of the book Complete exam objective map for all four exams List of official CompTIA A+ acronyms Useful tools and utilities for PC technicians Each chapter includes: Learning objectives Photographs and illustrations Real-world examples Try This! and Cross Check exercises Tech tips, notes, and warnings End-of-chapter quizzes and lab projects

Mike Meyers Comptia A Guide To Managing And Troubleshooting Pcs Third Edition Exams 220 701 220 702

Author: Mike Meyers
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071713825
Size: 52.45 MB
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Essential Skills for a Successful IT Career Written by CompTIA certification and training expert Mike Meyers, this instructive, full-color guide will help you pass the CompTIA A+ exams and become an expert hardware technician. Mike Meyers' CompTIA A+ Guide to Managing and Troubleshooting PCs, Third Edition is completely up to date with the latest CompTIA A+ standards. Inside, you'll find helpful on-the-job tips, end-of-chapter practice questions, and more than 1,000 photographs and illustrations. Learn how to: Work with CPUs, RAM, motherboards, power supplies, and other PC components Install, partition, and format hard drives Install, upgrade, and troubleshoot Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Vista Troubleshoot PCs and implement security measures Install video and multimedia cards Work with portable PCs, PDAs, smartphones, and wireless technologies Manage printers and connect to networks and the Internet Understand safety and environmental issues Establish good communications skills and adhere to privacy policies The CD-ROM features: Practice exams for 701 & 702 600+ chapter review questions New video introduction to CompTIA A+ One-hour video training segment Mike's favorite PC tools and utilities Searchable e-book Each chapter includes: Learning objectives Full-color photographs and illustrations Real-world examples Try This! and Cross Check exercises Tech tips, notes, and warnings End-of-chapter quizzes and lab projects Mike Meyers, CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, MCP, is the industry's leading authority on CompTIA A+ certification and training, and the bestselling author of seven editions of CompTIA A+ All-in-One Exam Guide. He is the president and founder of Total Seminars, LLC, a major provider of PC and network repair seminars for thousands of organizations throughout the world, and a member of CompTIA.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Upgrading And Repairing Pc S

Author: Jennifer Fulton
Publisher: Que
ISBN: 9780789716422
Size: 45.39 MB
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The fourth edition of this explanation of PC hardware and software upgrading, originally published in 1996. Beginning with the decision of whether to upgrade or not the reader learns how various software applications and operating systems upgrades can help them use their PC more effectively.